Pop Bang Splat

Firecrackers. In slow motion HD. Using ultra-high-speed video cameras.


Popular Science used a Phantom v641 HD camera to shoot firecrackers blowing little stuff up real good, like a mayo jar, a bag of flour, a bucket of water, a pile of Jell-O, an egg… it’s like being a little kid again. See, because kids like to blow things up. Granted, you want to see much bigger things go boom, and the carnage is limited, but you get to see the camera’s performance and you get to see Jell-O behaving badly. And just in time for the U.S. to celebrate Independence Day, too. Boom.

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