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Bullet Impact At '1,000,000 Frames Per Second'

| 12 Oct 2009 21:33

Speaking as a dude, bullets are pretty cool. They kill stuff, they open doors, and they make red barrels instantaneously nuclear. The only way they could be any cooler is if we could watch their ballet of destruction in super slow motion.

At times like this, I'm grateful for artists like Werner Mehl who spent seconds of his life recording the catastrophic, yet gorgeously mesmerising collisions of bullets with real world items in, what he claims, is video shot at 1,000,000 frames per second.

I'm not going to say he didn't find some amazingly quick camera capable of capturing images faster than a speedfreak cheetah, but "1,000,000" seems like one of those numbers a six-year-old would offer his mom when asked "how many times did you wash your hands before dinner?"

Still, even with hyperbolic number fudging, the video is awesome, and lends further credence to my original "bullets are pretty cool" hypothesis. Thank god there's no way these things could ever be used to cause anyone harm.

(Via Geekologie)

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