Can a Solid Glass Ball Stop a 50cal???

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  1. My Dog Is Bipolar

    My Dog Is Bipolar

    15 dagen geleden

    You gotta get Destin on this. Do a collab with Smarter Every Day. He'll figure it out.

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  2. Admiral Salehudin al-ayubi

    Admiral Salehudin al-ayubi

    7 minuten geleden

    Matt!!!, you are breathing glass dust, bad for your lungs..

  3. Jason Ray

    Jason Ray

    13 minuten geleden

    My guess is that the energy from the impact is traveling around the surface of the ball as a compression wave. When the wave converges on itself on the back of the ball the energy gets high enough to shear the glass.

    • Jason Ray

      Jason Ray

      9 minuten geleden

      The lower energy bullets will cause more damage on the back of the ball because the compression wave is too weak to shatter the glass until it converges in the back. The higher energy bullets cause more damage on the front because they have enough energy to shear the glass immediately, which disperses the available energy used for the compression wave, resulting in less or no damage on the rear.

  4. Reject Humanity Become monke guy

    Reject Humanity Become monke guy

    18 minuten geleden

    PoV: your American

  5. Get Soaked

    Get Soaked

    24 minuten geleden

    punching the middle so hard the middle punches the back

    • Get Soaked

      Get Soaked

      15 minuten geleden

      the hit is going through the middle not traveling over the top.....i hope this answers your question

  6. Jack Brown

    Jack Brown

    35 minuten geleden

    Gonna throw a guess out there, and somebody else might have already commented better, but I imagine it's something to do with where the shockwaves all meet up after travelling around the sphere

  7. Wolfy's Adventures

    Wolfy's Adventures

    47 minuten geleden

    So confusing lmao

  8. OG Boost

    OG Boost

    47 minuten geleden

    Who was waiting for him to get hit by a ricochet?

  9. Jack Derbyshire

    Jack Derbyshire

    49 minuten geleden

    I would estimate the big ball is a dragon ball on planet Namek and the small one is on earth

  10. Anthony Horgan

    Anthony Horgan

    54 minuten geleden

    Glass fibbers in your lungs is a bad way to go you want to hope you didn't breath in a lot of it.

  11. Sneaky Adolf

    Sneaky Adolf

    55 minuten geleden

    @DemolitionRanch, so what is happening is that when the bullet hits the glass, it sends shockwaves around the sphere, when those shockwaves hit on the opposite die, they cause the crack since they cant bounce off each other due to the rigidity of the object at hand.

  12. ty cassel

    ty cassel

    56 minuten geleden

    The reason that the back side of it is cracked with no impact through the middle is because the force of the bullet hitting the glass ball is so massive that it puts pressure through the ball and then cracks the other side

  13. Anthony Horgan

    Anthony Horgan

    Uur geleden

    The Ripple effect is caused by the kinetic energy released from the built hitting the glass. That energy travels threw the glass because its solid i am unsure how you could not understand that.

  14. LM Sawma

    LM Sawma

    Uur geleden

    Great video! As for the impact at the back. Check out the term that we have in medical profession “countercoup”

  15. OSSKRT


    Uur geleden

    Wheres grenade the armadillo :(

  16. piggy201


    Uur geleden

    "I feel like I'm cursed, I can't breathe" Or it might be the glass dust you are breathing.

  17. Наглая бумажка

    Наглая бумажка

    Uur geleden

    0:53 Nice shoutout to Donut Operator ;)

  18. Turbkey Samdwich

    Turbkey Samdwich

    Uur geleden


  19. Vanessa Esparza

    Vanessa Esparza

    Uur geleden

    Oh my God

  20. Aleksandar Matejic

    Aleksandar Matejic

    Uur geleden

    When you hit it the vibrations from it transfer around the ball and they hit each other at the other side and break it.

  21. Smitty Werben Jaggerman Jenson

    Smitty Werben Jaggerman Jenson

    Uur geleden

    Please Matt get a proer slow mo cam. Get the phantom I know it's expensive but man that would be so cool. I can guarantee you you would hit 10 million subs within a few weeks.

  22. Mazkiey


    Uur geleden

    whole video in 3 words: No it can't

  23. Enclave 1

    Enclave 1

    Uur geleden

    The shockwave that traveled through the glass. caused the damage on the opposite side.

  24. Nicholas Petitjean

    Nicholas Petitjean

    Uur geleden

    I believe the reason for the sphere shattering near the back (your "counter-hit"), can be explained as follows: 1) Glass is a stiff medium, thus transferring high frequency vibrations 2) Objects such as high velocity projectiles fired from a gun barrel deliver high energies in a short period of time 3) These high energies are translated from point of strike backward via the vibration of the sphere 4) Areas near the back of the sphere have less surface area (if cut in cross-section), so these higher energies induce higher stress on these areas, resulting in fracture

  25. Chris Ovalles

    Chris Ovalles

    Uur geleden

    The freezing moustache partially please because kilogram contextually suspend around a woebegone birthday. spiffy, red verse

  26. Austin Whitbeck

    Austin Whitbeck

    Uur geleden

    the reason that it breaks at the back is that the energy is being transferred through the ball to the back just like how when you line up two pool balls and hit one of them the other moves.

  27. the irate historian

    the irate historian

    Uur geleden

    I love guns

  28. ARU X

    ARU X

    Uur geleden

    7:18 thank me later

  29. Rowan928 is cool

    Rowan928 is cool

    2 uur geleden

    That would be Nice armor

  30. Raffi Maxwell

    Raffi Maxwell

    2 uur geleden

    Damn you aged

  31. Jonathan Delehanty

    Jonathan Delehanty

    2 uur geleden

    Some of the energy from the bullet runs along the surface of the glass sphere until it all converges at a single point and the energy has nowhere to go. This causes fractures and some glass can get chipped off

  32. HighlyMedicated 420

    HighlyMedicated 420

    2 uur geleden

    You got covid😂

  33. Skipper 71166

    Skipper 71166

    2 uur geleden

    The little piece that broke off of it was due to force of the bullet passing through

  34. craig son

    craig son

    2 uur geleden

    needs some super slow mow bro. That would be epic

  35. A Cole

    A Cole

    2 uur geleden

    The phenomena might be a product of it being safety glass. It shatters into chunks not shards.

  36. s4ndr3x


    2 uur geleden

    14:05 that sound 😩

  37. Arch Vyle

    Arch Vyle

    2 uur geleden

    youre breathing glass lol

  38. cherry


    2 uur geleden

    now lets see a solid BULLETPROOF glass ball B)

  39. RPM 490

    RPM 490

    2 uur geleden

    The bullet energy travels through the ball and exits it creating damage on the other side

  40. Omni TheWolf

    Omni TheWolf

    2 uur geleden

    This man thinks he's cursed when really he's just been inhaling glass. Jesus fucking christ gun people.

  41. TerminusCOBHC


    2 uur geleden

    The thumbnail happens at 14:10.

  42. Dopplelganger kenneth

    Dopplelganger kenneth

    3 uur geleden

    What people do during the pandemic: Girls: video chat Boys:

  43. Luis Damas

    Luis Damas

    3 uur geleden

    The most pertinent question in my life as got answered sir!

  44. Pieter Eikelboom

    Pieter Eikelboom

    3 uur geleden

    I believe it's like a shockwave. On impact it shatters, the shocks transfer through the glass and when they come on the opposite side they cannot go anywhere so it shatters there

  45. jemar's bar

    jemar's bar

    3 uur geleden

    I think ricochet, shockwave, or some backfire etc.

  46. Trap Twenty3

    Trap Twenty3

    3 uur geleden

    Energy transfer

  47. aabdi


    3 uur geleden

    But what knife is that tho somebody tell me

  48. Syed Adam

    Syed Adam

    3 uur geleden

    Glass bullet proof armor?

  49. Anthony Onativia Fuentes

    Anthony Onativia Fuentes

    3 uur geleden


  50. SPF Mike

    SPF Mike

    3 uur geleden

    Can someone tell me what knife he has?

  51. SPF Mike

    SPF Mike

    3 uur geleden

    I've only seen a handful of demolition ranch videos, but I didn't know you and Donut were buds.

  52. This IsntHim

    This IsntHim

    4 uur geleden

    that'll be another 20.

  53. I Lőrincz

    I Lőrincz

    4 uur geleden

    breathing fine glass powder is bad for you. Who would have guessed.

  54. Eightlegs *_*

    Eightlegs *_*

    4 uur geleden

    It’s like the brick break that karate people do where they break the bricks below a brick it’s from the kinetic energy I think and it transfers through to the other side

  55. John plays

    John plays

    4 uur geleden


  56. gaming lad

    gaming lad

    4 uur geleden

    8:00 the vibration travelled from one side in a straight line to the other side.

  57. leonardo ekuaze

    leonardo ekuaze

    4 uur geleden


  58. wrangleronmickeyts


    4 uur geleden


  59. william mcdorman

    william mcdorman

    4 uur geleden

    Spalding effect, same effect from a HESH round on a tank.....High explosive round transfers its power through the steel and breaks off splinters on the inside. You don't have to punch a hole in a tank to kill it.

  60. Milk Bread

    Milk Bread

    4 uur geleden

    Bro I thought you were a water bender for a second

  61. Andrea Cingolani

    Andrea Cingolani

    4 uur geleden

    My hypothesis is that the glass shpere act like a lens for shockwaves, so when a bullet hits the surface it produces a shockwave that travel through the glass but then it get focused on the opposite point of the sphere breaking it. It's really interesting.

  62. Anany Munshi

    Anany Munshi

    4 uur geleden

    So glass is basically really viscous liquid, and liquids have a property where each point on surface is exerts equal amount of pressure, so when the bullet hits one side, that pressure is transferred directly to the line along the bullet's trajectory, as it's so fast and then knock a piece from there. It's basically like shooting at a really dense column of water and seeing splashes on the other side

    • T Boman

      T Boman

      2 uur geleden

      Glass is an amorphous solid.

  63. AR White

    AR White

    4 uur geleden

    Matt pls read this I know what happened to the glass you know in science class when your science teacher said that every action has an equal and opposite reaction well that is what was happening to the glass

  64. Lime 222

    Lime 222

    5 uur geleden

    Nice video and all of that but what happens to all the animals when they step on the glass? And have you even considered that the pieces could start a fire?

  65. Nicholas Snyder

    Nicholas Snyder

    5 uur geleden

    The glass is acting with the transfer of force just like a Newton cradle, the energy is going through the ball and out the other side.

  66. vonkäuen Theforbidden

    vonkäuen Theforbidden

    5 uur geleden

    It's simple. The impact waves propagate around the sphere and concentrate on the other side, causing additional damage on the other side. The same physics is at play when large objects impact planets and moons.

  67. munky 1806

    munky 1806

    5 uur geleden

    The fact that you can't breath is maybe because of all the trillions of microscopic glass particles in the air that are probably cutting up the inside of your lungs right now

  68. Viktor Bacinski

    Viktor Bacinski

    5 uur geleden

    My eyes hurt soooooooooo much

  69. munky 1806

    munky 1806

    5 uur geleden

    I haven't seen the rest, but with the 9 mil, that is known as a coney joney in courtesy of scott gaunson

  70. mateus lima

    mateus lima

    5 uur geleden

    its because of vibrations, thats why the back is broken too

  71. AM Prod

    AM Prod

    5 uur geleden

    your outro should be your intro imo xD

  72. ZYKLOS


    5 uur geleden

    13:41 Why do I hear boss music?

  73. Don


    5 uur geleden

    I had like 23 glass splinters in me last year I too have a good glass resistance 😂

  74. April Bonds

    April Bonds

    5 uur geleden

    That's the effect that comets have on planets too

  75. muddro420


    6 uur geleden

    Man by the end of this video, you are sneezing and I'm wondering if you're fucking up your lungs breathing in glass microparticles. You should probably wear a mask for shit like this.

  76. Felix Ningiuruvik

    Felix Ningiuruvik

    6 uur geleden

    women: i wonder why we lic=ve longer than men boys:

  77. Devin Thurston

    Devin Thurston

    6 uur geleden

    Where the slo mo guys at in this one?

  78. muddro420


    6 uur geleden

    I'm pretty sure what's happening there are the shockwaves from the impact traveling around the outside of the sphere and meeting at a point directly opposite of where they originated. I could be wrong but that seems like the most reasonable explanation to me.

  79. OmegaLad Kool

    OmegaLad Kool

    6 uur geleden

    I can explain but im gonna need $1000000

  80. jack son

    jack son

    6 uur geleden

    Having trouble breathing maybe because there's class in your lungs

  81. Laurie Plum

    Laurie Plum

    6 uur geleden

    The fact that you had two sets of BIG balls

  82. james francis

    james francis

    6 uur geleden

    Yeah you need to do this again with the slowmo guys so we can see the energy transfer.

  83. John Hennessy

    John Hennessy

    6 uur geleden

    You should have worn a mask not to breathe in that Glass dust

  84. Laurie Plum

    Laurie Plum

    6 uur geleden

    Cool 😎

  85. Yasser Rahmi

    Yasser Rahmi

    6 uur geleden

    Is this guy okay after breathing all that glass? LMAO!!!

  86. Zero two

    Zero two

    6 uur geleden

    This guy's lungs are not gonna have a fun time...

  87. Travis Hayes

    Travis Hayes

    6 uur geleden

    The reason for it braking at the back is because of the force being transferred through the glass and knocking off a pice of glass or cracking it

  88. Bruh


    6 uur geleden

    what if some robber tries to rob this guy?

  89. Exesrombus


    7 uur geleden

    Matt is becoming a boomer zoomer WAHHHH

  90. Vincentalot-XD Ms.Yawhaw

    Vincentalot-XD Ms.Yawhaw

    7 uur geleden

    NLcameras recommended

  91. SlavicSoul


    7 uur geleden

    The shockwave that goes through the ball after the bullet hits it converges on the other side and breaks or twists the glass surface there.

  92. Alecsander Zapata

    Alecsander Zapata

    7 uur geleden

    They just left all the glass there?

  93. underground soldier night vision warrior

    underground soldier night vision warrior

    7 uur geleden

    Crystal glass made with lead and a very slow cooling time

  94. RileyThe Gacha_Gamer

    RileyThe Gacha_Gamer

    7 uur geleden

    So im one episode of naruto naruto rasangan hit a water tank and mad more damage on the other side than the front but its a little different here

  95. underground soldier night vision warrior

    underground soldier night vision warrior

    7 uur geleden

    Connetic energy wave thats the same thing that happens when you get hit with a vest on and it breaks you rib or ribs

  96. BEEF ?

    BEEF ?

    7 uur geleden

    Alright boys let’s take over the Glass universe

  97. Sl Ow

    Sl Ow

    7 uur geleden

    Go to a doctor!

  98. Matthew Holmes

    Matthew Holmes

    7 uur geleden

    Power transfer my man. So coool.

  99. ShadowsListenMe


    8 uur geleden

    Matt : The spirits, they real Also Matt in 2 seconds: And now we gonna shot the Desert eagle on this ball

  100. Bierprofi


    8 uur geleden

    acts and behave like a foolish child.