There’s something mindlessly simple and endlessly entertaining about watching something — anything — filmed in slow motion.
So when YouTube stars The Slow Mo Guys released video of a watermelon explosion, shot at 2,500 frames per second, we couldn’t help but pay attention.
For this clip, Gavin Free and Dan Gruchy use a firework to blow up a small watermelon they had originally used for this failed video experiment.
Here’s the explosion in real-time:
And here’s the explosion slowed down:
The results are loud, messy and totally satisfying.