Friday 20 April 2018

This giant water balloon bursting in slow motion is strangely satisfying to watch

It might just be the best thing you will see today.

By Peter Cary

If, for you, election season has felt a bit like being slowly crushed by a giant water balloon, this video may just be the perfect antidote to political malaise.

The Slow Mo Guys, renowned for such previous slow-motion capers as “sitting in a big balloon full of water”, and “standing in a big balloon full of air”, bring you their latest offering: “crushed by a giant six-foot water balloon”.

Fans of the duo’s previous escapades will be familiar with the format: the Slow Mo Guys get together and film something visually satisfying in 1,000-frame-per-second cameras and slow them down to watch them back in glorious ultra-high 4k definition.

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This particular episode is every bit as good as the ones that came before it.

Believe it or not, there’s something extremely satisfying about watching a huge rubber balloon bursting litres and litres of water over a man on a trampoline.

And if you missed out on the other Slow Mo Guys adventures, here’s a few more to take your mind off things.

Diving into 1,000 mousetraps

Airbag rainbow explosion

Inside a six-foot air balloon

You’re welcome.

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