Watch Fireworks Explode Underwater at 120,000 Frames Per Second


Fireworks are meant to be viewed on dry land, which explains why the underwater detonation of an M1000 in the video above amounts to nothing more than a pathetic pop. At least that’s what it looks like in real time. The Slow Mo Guys decided to up the entertainment factor significantly by filming the 0.01004-second process at 120,000 frames per second. The result is an explosion that expands into a glittering ball of light before imploding like a dying star. It should go without saying that setting off explosives in a fish tank shouldn't be tried at home—Dan and Gavin have plenty of experience handling dangerous situations.

[h/t Nerdist]

All images: The Slow Mo Guys/YouTube

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