Spinning an Apple until it Explodes at 28,500fps - The Slow Mo Guys

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Spinning an Apple until it Explodes at 28,500fps - The Slow Mo Guys


  1. The Slow Mo Guys

    The Slow Mo GuysΠριν μήνα

    Dan is still unable to enter the US by air due to Covid. Don't worry, though. I've heard reports that he went underground and started tunneling this way in April. - Gav

  2. Aliy Han

    Aliy HanΠριν ημέρα

    Hi. that slow sound actually real or layer with sound design??

  3. Phill Black

    Phill BlackΠριν 3 ημέρες

    So big block in a car spends up to around 7000 rpm. Max..... So what you're saying is that an apple is a big block LOL nope lol..... It's a corny joke

  4. Manolo Orz

    Manolo OrzΠριν 4 ημέρες

    u look kinda sad having to do everything on your own

  5. The World In Slow Motion

    The World In Slow MotionΠριν 6 ημέρες


  6. Nathan Carlson

    Nathan CarlsonΠριν 13 ημέρες

    The LOOK on your face!

  7. Vijay Khare

    Vijay KhareΠριν 58 λεπτά

    U can go even slower at 1,14,000 fps, just play it at 0.25x speed. Kinda slower.

  8. Nate. Beez

    Nate. BeezΠριν ώρα

    Fruit ninja in real life

  9. Wahfreak

    WahfreakΠριν 2 ώρες

    I have a question: How did you trigger the 2511 given how long it took from the initial start of rotation the the actual splitting of the apple? It looked to be around 25 seconds of record time. This is way longer than the buffer in my camera (around 5 seconds). Did you use the continuous record function?

  10. Ralfs Mednis

    Ralfs MednisΠριν 2 ώρες


  11. Varshathi Durairaj

    Varshathi DurairajΠριν 3 ώρες

    How late was his reaction , when busted

  12. baki ikab

    baki ikabΠριν 7 ώρες

    Naruto should've used this for his rasengan.

  13. Юрий Назаренко

    Юрий НазаренкоΠριν 7 ώρες

    That's how our universe was born

  14. Matt Horrocks

    Matt HorrocksΠριν 10 ώρες

    I came here for the other guy. Slow mo guy's guys

  15. NakMuayTim

    NakMuayTimΠριν 12 ώρες

    Just got to Clench and hope for the best

  16. Guilherme Vasconcellos

    Guilherme VasconcellosΠριν 14 ώρες

    The human eye can only see 30 fps

  17. Duncan Van Ooyen

    Duncan Van OoyenΠριν 14 ώρες

    I love science, what an incredibly bizarre phenomenon. Just a levitating apple, the force not even coming from directly underneath.

  18. Martin Zeballos Toledo

    Martin Zeballos ToledoΠριν 17 ώρες

    you should do it with a baseball ball

  19. Irve augustine

    Irve augustineΠριν 18 ώρες

    He described exactly what he saw 😂

  20. Digital Tog

    Digital TogΠριν 19 ώρες

    why not try this same thing but add colored smoke to the mix so we can see how the air is moving.. and i skip sponsors. youtube premium

  21. Gin

    GinΠριν 19 ώρες

    this was posted on mi birthday :D

  22. Andy Mitchell

    Andy MitchellΠριν 21 ώρα

    Never mind the apple splitting, i think it's fascinating to see Gav's reaction in slow-mo on that first take. The apple breaks and hits the visor. By the time it's out of frame, Gav blinks due to the oculomotor system reacting. Shortly after there's the movement from the head as the brain finally gets the message. Follow that up a little later with the rest of the body getting the signal to protect itself.

  23. granand

    granandΠριν 21 ώρα

    Can we do slos motion on people going to die ..what exact moment people die ..

  24. zetsumeinaito

    zetsumeinaitoΠριν 23 ώρες

    Gavin looking like he's prepping for a Cast Away remake.

  25. 1derScore

    1derScoreΠριν ημέρα

    slow mo guy

  26. Capdex cox

    Capdex coxΠριν ημέρα

    Nope speed, LOL

  27. Romain Paindavoine

    Romain PaindavoineΠριν ημέρα

    I'm dissapointed, the rev limiter of an apple is around 6500 rpm, I'm waiting for the Vtec version.

  28. nick boehm

    nick boehmΠριν ημέρα

    Golf ball next!

  29. Aliy Han

    Aliy HanΠριν ημέρα

    Hi. that slow sound actually real or layer with sound design??

  30. Joe Dorcas

    Joe DorcasΠριν ημέρα

    Do it to an ORANGE and a GRAPEFRUIT. lol.

  31. Blue Prince

    Blue PrinceΠριν ημέρα

    So if I Spin Earth, Can I Split it too? Le me spin earth 1M per sec🤣

  32. Gregorius Viknar

    Gregorius ViknarΠριν ημέρα

    It gives me the taste for a good ol'apple fresh of the tree 😋🍎🍎🍎

  33. mcmahon31619

    mcmahon31619Πριν ημέρα

    2:13. This perfectly demonstrates the importance of needing to where eye protection. The Apple was gone and would have hit you in the face before you even closed your eyes

  34. Santiago Cardenas

    Santiago CardenasΠριν ημέρα

    Do a tennis ball

  35. Adrian S

    Adrian SΠριν ημέρα

    so the slow mo guys don’t have a good slow mo’ camera and need to borrow one? that’s... ironic

  36. S M

    S MΠριν ημέρα

    Slow Mo girls?

  37. Martin Tovar

    Martin TovarΠριν 2 ημέρες

    ?????... sorry but i thought i was clicking on a Linus Sebastian video... on the Thumbnail this dude totally looks like Linus. i liked the video any ways.

  38. weetabixharry

    weetabixharryΠριν 2 ημέρες

    Why did he stop saying his surname, N'imedan?

  39. Vincent Rozanes

    Vincent RozanesΠριν 2 ημέρες

    So at 3000 RPM, if we estimate the circumference of the apple to be of 25cm, that gives 3000*0,25*3,6 = 2700kph...

  40. Ernie Smith

    Ernie SmithΠριν 2 ημέρες

    2:15 - Wow! Though the physics demo here is awesome, IMHO this is a much more fascinating neurophysiology and psychobiology demonstration. From what is likely primarily visual input, we see a delay to blink reflex, to a more complex multi-system involuntary flinch reflex, then the feed back as it registers in cognition which we see fed back to recognizable facial expression. Neat!

  41. Andy Mitchell

    Andy MitchellΠριν 21 ώρα

    I just posted a similar comment before seeing this. You can really see the oculomotor system kick in way too late, but way before the head movement when the brain finally gets told what's happening.

  42. StLexion

    StLexionΠριν ημέρα

    Loved watching the Apple explode and just waiting for him to react, the Apple has been and gone, some slower pieces just finish whizzing past his head before he's even reacted

  43. Fake Man

    Fake ManΠριν 2 ημέρες

    Jake Gyllenhaal really need a haircut

  44. N Kemp

    N KempΠριν 2 ημέρες

    Rotato FASTER appl gO

  45. Sener S

    Sener SΠριν 2 ημέρες

    Doesn't look realistic. Why exploded?

  46. David sorin

    David sorinΠριν 2 ημέρες


  47. Damien's Adventure

    Damien's AdventureΠριν 2 ημέρες

    I want to see the kitteh in slow mo. Just not spinning

  48. Frost

    FrostΠριν 2 ημέρες

    Orange next 🍊

  49. Udhay Manhas

    Udhay ManhasΠριν 2 ημέρες

    this is karate kid

  50. Tini Tv

    Tini TvΠριν 2 ημέρες


  51. Gamertag

    GamertagΠριν 2 ημέρες

    The NBA needs these types of slow motion cameras

  52. Don Kiddick

    Don KiddickΠριν 2 ημέρες

    Has that dude gone for the Catweazle look... ?

  53. Dr. Dave Salisbury PhD., MBA

    Dr. Dave Salisbury PhD., MBAΠριν 2 ημέρες

    How much air do you need to replicate this with a watermelon?

  54. 邱至民

    邱至民Πριν 2 ημέρες

    It is funny when the apple hit on his mask and disappeared. After all these things happened, he looked like something reminded him that it's time to blink.

  55. mtorngren15

    mtorngren15Πριν 2 ημέρες

    Now do a slow mo of wet bread

  56. Spencer Case

    Spencer CaseΠριν 2 ημέρες

    Your sponsor is kiwiCo and you didn’t think to repeat this with a kiwi?!?!?!?!

  57. Earth

    EarthΠριν 2 ημέρες

    Why did you stop at apples? Orange? Kiwi? Onion?

  58. Samuel Hughes

    Samuel HughesΠριν 2 ημέρες

    lord farquaad

  59. Daniel V.

    Daniel V.Πριν 2 ημέρες

    First of all the change of direction was sick af. Second, where is the other guy? Isn't this "The Slow Mo Guys" not the "The Slow Mo Guy"?

  60. Brian Plotts

    Brian PlottsΠριν 2 ημέρες

    How fast does earth spin and why doesn't it just come apart

  61. Kristian Perez

    Kristian PerezΠριν 2 ημέρες

    is this Rhett’s little brother??

  62. PoliBlox

    PoliBloxΠριν 3 ημέρες


  63. Drones

    DronesΠριν 3 ημέρες

    You know it's about to explode when it slows down and goes in reverse.. it's spinning so fast it's actually reversing time and goes back to before it existed..

  64. Tree Growth

    Tree GrowthΠριν 3 ημέρες

    I've seen people split an apple with their hands and the split is in the exact same spot at the clip at 4:30. interesting.

  65. Pharoc

    PharocΠριν 3 ημέρες

    I'm surprised that the hole in the Apple didn't cause problems. One would think that would cause the object to fly across the room. Or perhaps that is what caused the catastrophic breakdown of the structure of the item. Another video perhaps. Thanks to you, Dan and Destin.

  66. Ethan Harper

    Ethan HarperΠριν 3 ημέρες

    This video is hilarious. You look like a caveman levitating an apple.

  67. Paul Vanukoff

    Paul VanukoffΠριν 3 ημέρες

    109 spins per second. That is amazingly fast. Nice.

  68. David Darrow

    David DarrowΠριν 3 ημέρες

    But what's the redline of an apple with forged internals?


    THOMAS MILLERΠριν 3 ημέρες

    How dare you post something so awesome!! Great experiment.

  70. tombeer9

    tombeer9Πριν 3 ημέρες

    How do you slice your apples? With compressed air

  71. Paul Teller

    Paul TellerΠριν 3 ημέρες

    Apple sentenced to death by *speen*

  72. Vizaar

    VizaarΠριν 3 ημέρες

    watching an apple go terminal velocity is actually kinda funny ngl

  73. black bored

    black boredΠριν 3 ημέρες

    I wonder how the thumbnail looks like Dr. Jackal from Shaktiman

  74. Nathan Sauter

    Nathan SauterΠριν 3 ημέρες

    Wouldnt it be RPM? Why and how do you measure that in FPS?


    THE_SUBZILLAΠριν 3 ημέρες

    did you say.. "THAT IS BACON!"

  76. LoveJuice

    LoveJuiceΠριν 3 ημέρες

    3:45 is the coolest part lol

  77. naride

    narideΠριν 3 ημέρες

    apples rotat e app le rotato FASTER apple go g O can u fEEl it, a p bpple ? YES FEEL TH E SPED WE HAVE RHAHCED MXAIMUN VELOCIPY

  78. Morbid Man Music

    Morbid Man MusicΠριν 3 ημέρες

    Tom Greene

  79. Ryan Cribari

    Ryan CribariΠριν 3 ημέρες

    Jumping from old videos to new ones is amusing. This is caveman Gav.

  80. Seba Sayt

    Seba SaytΠριν 3 ημέρες

    Awesomeee slowmooo!

  81. Steve Pepin

    Steve PepinΠριν 3 ημέρες

    I'd love to see this done with other objects like a tennis ball, baseball, ping pong ball, golf ball, etc.

  82. MAXNAZ 47

    MAXNAZ 47Πριν 3 ημέρες

    Those items will float just fine and build up a healthy speed but won't fly apart like the apple did.

  83. Al Jay

    Al JayΠριν 4 ημέρες

    There's a gaming channel called massacreman101 and there's a guy named Gavin on it that looks almost just like you. Suspicious.

  84. Piotr Pilarski

    Piotr PilarskiΠριν 4 ημέρες

    Actually, you don't need a super-slow-mo shot to estimate the 'nope RPM'. Whenever the apple seems to stop while it's still spinning that means that it's spinning reached the frequency of the light in which we observed it - in this case around 50Hz assuming this was filmed in the US. You can see the first apple seems to stop twice and then spins a little bit more and pops. So it reached a little over 100Hz or 100 revolutions per second, i.e. around 6000 RPM.

  85. Shinobu

    ShinobuΠριν 4 ημέρες

    The only thing slower than this video is lecture classes

  86. Rahul Singh

    Rahul SinghΠριν 4 ημέρες

    he looks like. shaktiman ka jaickal

  87. Harshil Patil

    Harshil PatilΠριν 4 ημέρες

    So he is the guy from maths textbook buying 100 apples just for this

  88. insectbah

    insectbahΠριν 4 ημέρες

    I never thought the progression from spinning CD to vinyl record would lead to apple

  89. insectbah

    insectbahΠριν 4 ημέρες

    also, major props for bravery and filming this as a single human

  90. FlipNasty

    FlipNastyΠριν 4 ημέρες

    It's crazy how slow it makes his reaction time seem when the apple explodes... looks so delayed with the high speed camera

  91. Tide

    TideΠριν 4 ημέρες

    dislikes must be from apples

  92. motbus

    motbusΠριν 4 ημέρες

    started liking Smarter Everyday just because he helps gav

  93. xavier scott

    xavier scottΠριν 4 ημέρες

    someone please gav's face right after the apple popped into a meme

  94. Arnold Sherrill

    Arnold SherrillΠριν 4 ημέρες

    Nope speed needs to be part of scientific lexicon from now on

  95. Arnold Sherrill

    Arnold SherrillΠριν 4 ημέρες

    Wonder how many air compressors it would take to levitate and do the same thing to a pumpkin ? Curious minds want to know brings new meaning to the phrase" chunking your pumpkin" or in this case if you did it correctly pureeing it

  96. Jkjkjkjk

    JkjkjkjkΠριν 4 ημέρες

    Gav got dat moses beard

  97. Roko’s Basilisk

    Roko’s BasiliskΠριν 4 ημέρες

    Hello jesus

  98. NoSkill PG3D

    NoSkill PG3DΠριν 4 ημέρες

    Ping pong ball and hair dryer 👍 It's pretty fun

  99. Billy Long

    Billy LongΠριν 5 ημέρες

    Sounds like Godzilla

  100. MrMadandyvrumvrum

    MrMadandyvrumvrumΠριν 5 ημέρες

    Haha I love how he closed his eyes way after the apple was exploded 😂

  101. Tom Ault

    Tom AultΠριν 3 ημέρες

    That's my favourite bit too, knowing that his flinches are definitely too slow to attempt without the face shield

  102. Nanyu Busnis

    Nanyu BusnisΠριν 5 ημέρες

    2:10 This makes a mockery of our human reaction speed as it seems to take forever for the message to come across that you should blink. xD I also love the term "Nope speed" like the apple at some point just thinks: "That's it, I'm out."

  103. K-ramen

    K-ramenΠριν 5 ημέρες

    Do it with a tennis ball

  104. Seth Gremmert

    Seth GremmertΠριν 5 ημέρες

    Finding the "Nope" rpm of objects never gets old. CD is a classic.

  105. Miniwatermelon

    MiniwatermelonΠριν 5 ημέρες

    i want to see a competition between different apples and how fast they can spin without blowing up

  106. Zedave2060

    Zedave2060Πριν 5 ημέρες

    The nope speed should be a real thing and I hope it is.

  107. Daijobu

    DaijobuΠριν 6 ημέρες

    :O so neat!

  108. Joshua B

    Joshua BΠριν 6 ημέρες

    Incredible that it is happening so fast that the apple has cleared the frame before he reacts.

  109. James OLATUNJI

    James OLATUNJIΠριν 7 ημέρες

    Dan: please cut my apple in half! Gav: 4:10 at 0.25 speed

  110. Alistair Wright

    Alistair WrightΠριν 7 ημέρες

    Waste of apples when there are so many starving people round the world.