This 'Mythbusters' slo-mo gun shoot vid is mesmerizing, terrifying
When it comes to the mysteries of the everyday, we can always count on Mythbusters to break it down and show us just how powerful the world around us really is. And in this clip, shared by the Discovery Channel, the guys do what they do best: taking something we think we understand and showing us the real potency (and real danger) behind it.
In the short clip (it’s just one minute long), Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman capture the moment a bullet is shot from a pistol. They take the footage on a high-speed camera, resulting in a 73,000 frames per second video that highlights every single detail of what happens when the gun goes off.
“Adam Savage is nearly rendered speechless by incredible slomo footage,” the Discovery Channel’s YouTube page notes. “Shot at these speeds, the video reveals a dance of pressure and fire that would otherwise be missed by the unaided eye.”
Yeah, we’re speechless, too.