Vortices formed of fire are great and all, but as this new video by the SlowMo Guys beautifully illustrates, these pyromaniacal pillars take on a completely new complexion when watched in slow motion. Fire it up >>
It may not look like it, but there's a tennis ball in this picture. On being hit at 142 miles per hour, the fuzzy green orb completely flattens against the racket. Great fun to watch the whole thing in slow motion. See more >>
On a scale of one to mundane, relighting a candle with a match sits just a little higher than watching paint dry. But as with almost anything, filming it at 2,000 frames per second makes it a lot more interesting.
If you’ve never wrapped foil around a match to turn it into a mini rocket you’re missing out on a really great experience. The one thing most of us didn’t have as kids was access to a high-speed video camera.