This is a little bit gross but if you were ever curious as to how a Taser works, just watch it shoot out in super slow motion.
The electrical cartridge jumps out of the gun in an explosion of confetti (the confetti has a unique serial number), breaking down the door and then swimming through the air to latch onto the skin of the target. The rippling effect once the taser makes contact is pretty severe and totally scary, since it never lets go.
The Slow Mo Guys took a close look at Tasers and bare skin in slow motion below.
This article originally appeared on Sploid, a Gizmodo blog of delicious brain candy