Spinning an Apple until it Explodes at 28,500fps - The Slow Mo Guys

Compressed air can be used to levitate rounded objects. Sometimes said rounded objects start spinning so fast that they give up on being round objects. Gav films all the action over 1000x times slower than real time. Check out and get your first month free!
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Spinning an Apple until it Explodes at 28,500fps - The Slow Mo Guys


  1. The Slow Mo Guys

    The Slow Mo Guys

    Maand geleden

    Dan is still unable to enter the US by air due to Covid. Don't worry, though. I've heard reports that he went underground and started tunneling this way in April. - Gav

    • Phill Black

      Phill Black

      Dag geleden

      So big block in a car spends up to around 7000 rpm. Max..... So what you're saying is that an apple is a big block LOL nope lol..... It's a corny joke

    • Manolo Orz

      Manolo Orz

      2 dagen geleden

      u look kinda sad having to do everything on your own

    • The World In Slow Motion

      The World In Slow Motion

      4 dagen geleden

    • Nathan Carlson

      Nathan Carlson

      11 dagen geleden

      The LOOK on your face!



      17 dagen geleden

      Gav is single till April I guess

  2. Vincent Rozanes

    Vincent Rozanes

    Uur geleden

    So at 3000 RPM, if we estimate the circumference of the apple to be of 25cm, that gives 3000*0,25*3,6 = 2700kph...

  3. Ernie Smith

    Ernie Smith

    Uur geleden

    2:15 - Wow! Though the physics demo here is awesome, IMHO this is a much more fascinating neurophysiology and psychobiology demonstration. From what is likely primarily visual input, we see a delay to blink reflex, to a more complex multi-system involuntary flinch reflex, then the feed back as it registers in cognition which we see fed back to recognizable facial expression. Neat!

  4. Fake Man

    Fake Man

    Uur geleden

    Jake Gyllenhaal really need a haircut

  5. N Kemp

    N Kemp

    2 uur geleden

    Rotato FASTER appl gO

  6. Sener S

    Sener S

    3 uur geleden

    Doesn't look realistic. Why exploded?

  7. David sorin

    David sorin

    3 uur geleden


  8. Damien's Adventure

    Damien's Adventure

    4 uur geleden

    I want to see the kitteh in slow mo. Just not spinning

  9. Frost


    6 uur geleden

    Orange next 🍊

  10. Udhay Manhas

    Udhay Manhas

    6 uur geleden

    this is karate kid

  11. Tini Tv

    Tini Tv

    9 uur geleden

  12. Gamertag


    9 uur geleden

    The NBA needs these types of slow motion cameras

  13. Don Kiddick

    Don Kiddick

    11 uur geleden

    Has that dude gone for the Catweazle look... ?

  14. Dr. Dave Salisbury PhD., MBA

    Dr. Dave Salisbury PhD., MBA

    12 uur geleden

    How much air do you need to replicate this with a watermelon?

  15. 邱至民


    12 uur geleden

    It is funny when the apple hit on his mask and disappeared. After all these things happened, he looked like something reminded him that it's time to blink.

  16. mtorngren15


    14 uur geleden

    Now do a slow mo of wet bread

  17. Spencer Case

    Spencer Case

    16 uur geleden

    Your sponsor is kiwiCo and you didn’t think to repeat this with a kiwi?!?!?!?!

  18. Earth


    16 uur geleden

    Why did you stop at apples? Orange? Kiwi? Onion?

  19. Samuel Hughes

    Samuel Hughes

    17 uur geleden

    lord farquaad

  20. Daniel V.

    Daniel V.

    19 uur geleden

    First of all the change of direction was sick af. Second, where is the other guy? Isn't this "The Slow Mo Guys" not the "The Slow Mo Guy"?

  21. Brian Plotts

    Brian Plotts

    20 uur geleden

    How fast does earth spin and why doesn't it just come apart

  22. Kristian Perez

    Kristian Perez

    21 uur geleden

    is this Rhett’s little brother??

  23. PoliBlox


    22 uur geleden


  24. Drones


    22 uur geleden

    You know it's about to explode when it slows down and goes in reverse.. it's spinning so fast it's actually reversing time and goes back to before it existed..

  25. Tree Growth

    Tree Growth

    23 uur geleden

    I've seen people split an apple with their hands and the split is in the exact same spot at the clip at 4:30. interesting.

  26. Pharoc


    23 uur geleden

    I'm surprised that the hole in the Apple didn't cause problems. One would think that would cause the object to fly across the room. Or perhaps that is what caused the catastrophic breakdown of the structure of the item. Another video perhaps. Thanks to you, Dan and Destin.

  27. Ethan Harper

    Ethan Harper

    23 uur geleden

    This video is hilarious. You look like a caveman levitating an apple.

  28. Paul Vanukoff

    Paul Vanukoff

    Dag geleden

    109 spins per second. That is amazingly fast. Nice.

  29. David Darrow

    David Darrow

    Dag geleden

    But what's the redline of an apple with forged internals?



    Dag geleden

    How dare you post something so awesome!! Great experiment.

  31. tombeer9


    Dag geleden

    How do you slice your apples? With compressed air

  32. Paul Teller

    Paul Teller

    Dag geleden

    Apple sentenced to death by *speen*

  33. Vizaar


    Dag geleden

    watching an apple go terminal velocity is actually kinda funny ngl

  34. black bored

    black bored

    Dag geleden

    I wonder how the thumbnail looks like Dr. Jackal from Shaktiman

  35. Nathan Sauter

    Nathan Sauter

    Dag geleden

    Wouldnt it be RPM? Why and how do you measure that in FPS?



    Dag geleden

    did you say.. "THAT IS BACON!"

  37. LoveJuice


    Dag geleden

    3:45 is the coolest part lol

  38. naride


    Dag geleden

    apples rotat e app le rotato FASTER apple go g O can u fEEl it, a p bpple ? YES FEEL TH E SPED WE HAVE RHAHCED MXAIMUN VELOCIPY

  39. Morbid Man Music

    Morbid Man Music

    Dag geleden

    Tom Greene

  40. Ryan Cribari

    Ryan Cribari

    Dag geleden

    Jumping from old videos to new ones is amusing. This is caveman Gav.

  41. Seba Sayt

    Seba Sayt

    Dag geleden

    Awesomeee slowmooo!

  42. Steve Pepin

    Steve Pepin

    Dag geleden

    I'd love to see this done with other objects like a tennis ball, baseball, ping pong ball, golf ball, etc.

    • MAXNAZ 47

      MAXNAZ 47

      Dag geleden

      Those items will float just fine and build up a healthy speed but won't fly apart like the apple did.

  43. Al Jay

    Al Jay

    Dag geleden

    There's a gaming channel called massacreman101 and there's a guy named Gavin on it that looks almost just like you. Suspicious.

  44. Piotr Pilarski

    Piotr Pilarski

    2 dagen geleden

    Actually, you don't need a super-slow-mo shot to estimate the 'nope RPM'. Whenever the apple seems to stop while it's still spinning that means that it's spinning reached the frequency of the light in which we observed it - in this case around 50Hz assuming this was filmed in the US. You can see the first apple seems to stop twice and then spins a little bit more and pops. So it reached a little over 100Hz or 100 revolutions per second, i.e. around 6000 RPM.

  45. Shinobu


    2 dagen geleden

    The only thing slower than this video is lecture classes

  46. Rahul Singh

    Rahul Singh

    2 dagen geleden

    he looks like. shaktiman ka jaickal

  47. Harshil Patil

    Harshil Patil

    2 dagen geleden

    So he is the guy from maths textbook buying 100 apples just for this

  48. insectbah


    2 dagen geleden

    I never thought the progression from spinning CD to vinyl record would lead to apple

    • insectbah


      2 dagen geleden

      also, major props for bravery and filming this as a single human

  49. FlipNasty


    2 dagen geleden

    It's crazy how slow it makes his reaction time seem when the apple explodes... looks so delayed with the high speed camera

  50. Tide


    2 dagen geleden

    dislikes must be from apples

  51. motbus


    2 dagen geleden

    started liking Smarter Everyday just because he helps gav

  52. xavier scott

    xavier scott

    2 dagen geleden

    someone please gav's face right after the apple popped into a meme

  53. Arnold Sherrill

    Arnold Sherrill

    2 dagen geleden

    Nope speed needs to be part of scientific lexicon from now on

  54. Arnold Sherrill

    Arnold Sherrill

    2 dagen geleden

    Wonder how many air compressors it would take to levitate and do the same thing to a pumpkin ? Curious minds want to know brings new meaning to the phrase" chunking your pumpkin" or in this case if you did it correctly pureeing it

  55. Jkjkjkjk


    2 dagen geleden

    Gav got dat moses beard

  56. Roko’s Basilisk

    Roko’s Basilisk

    2 dagen geleden

    Hello jesus

  57. NoSkill PG3D

    NoSkill PG3D

    2 dagen geleden

    Ping pong ball and hair dryer 👍 It's pretty fun

  58. Billy Long

    Billy Long

    2 dagen geleden

    Sounds like Godzilla

  59. MrMadandyvrumvrum


    2 dagen geleden

    Haha I love how he closed his eyes way after the apple was exploded 😂

    • Tom Ault

      Tom Ault

      Dag geleden

      That's my favourite bit too, knowing that his flinches are definitely too slow to attempt without the face shield

  60. Nanyu Busnis

    Nanyu Busnis

    3 dagen geleden

    2:10 This makes a mockery of our human reaction speed as it seems to take forever for the message to come across that you should blink. xD I also love the term "Nope speed" like the apple at some point just thinks: "That's it, I'm out."

  61. K-ramen


    3 dagen geleden

    Do it with a tennis ball

  62. Seth Gremmert

    Seth Gremmert

    3 dagen geleden

    Finding the "Nope" rpm of objects never gets old. CD is a classic.

  63. Miniwatermelon


    3 dagen geleden

    i want to see a competition between different apples and how fast they can spin without blowing up

  64. Zedave2060


    3 dagen geleden

    The nope speed should be a real thing and I hope it is.

  65. Daijobu


    4 dagen geleden

    :O so neat!

  66. Joshua B

    Joshua B

    4 dagen geleden

    Incredible that it is happening so fast that the apple has cleared the frame before he reacts.

  67. James OLATUNJI

    James OLATUNJI

    5 dagen geleden

    Dan: please cut my apple in half! Gav: 4:10 at 0.25 speed

  68. Alistair Wright

    Alistair Wright

    5 dagen geleden

    Waste of apples when there are so many starving people round the world.

  69. TSMBailey Howcroft

    TSMBailey Howcroft

    5 dagen geleden

    Why dose gav look like jesus 😂

  70. ghost- carnage

    ghost- carnage

    5 dagen geleden

    These videos look so dope at 120hz and max res. Thank God for my s20

  71. B.T. Express

    B.T. Express

    6 dagen geleden

    After rewatching this video for the third time, I've just noticed that the apple actually splits perfectly down the stem @4:12. Absolutely mental.

  72. The Galactic Time Traveler

    The Galactic Time Traveler

    7 dagen geleden

    2k vegans disliked this video for fruit cruelty

  73. Sruli K.

    Sruli K.

    8 dagen geleden

    You guys should try a bale of hay down a hill. something like

  74. प्रबुद्ध माथुर

    प्रबुद्ध माथुर

    8 dagen geleden

    Humans are too slow.

  75. Joshua Vitollo

    Joshua Vitollo

    8 dagen geleden

    After learning about femto-photography I'm wondering what would happen if that tech was used to capture proof of ghosts? People claim to see balls of light so wouldn't it make sense to find a Haunted Location and try to use femto-photography to capture one of these balls of light?

  76. VividActivIT


    9 dagen geleden

    I'd like to see the same thing with an apple dipped into aluminum. How fast do you think it'll spin? :)

  77. Sam Eastgate

    Sam Eastgate

    9 dagen geleden

    After reading the comments. I feel the need to say that I'm pretty sure he says bakin', not bacon

  78. Sam Eastgate

    Sam Eastgate

    9 dagen geleden

    Unfortunately I only buy mutant cube apples so I can't try it.

  79. Josh 1

    Josh 1

    9 dagen geleden

    !!! You have to do a video with Mat from Demolition Ranch. !!!

  80. Асхаб Мулаев

    Асхаб Мулаев

    9 dagen geleden

    Iron Sphere Walk: Jesus uses spin on apple Copyright free.

  81. b font

    b font

    9 dagen geleden

    The stupendous memory reassuringly decide because tree gergely skip times a half scent. curvy, vagabond earthquake

  82. petronics2454


    10 dagen geleden

    I subscribed in order to support you and special thanks to your good friend Destin on Smarter Every Day. I love the science you explore and the "Slow Motion" capture filming is amazing. Thanks so much and God Bless. Pete

  83. stuffnbits


    10 dagen geleden

    Please! When possible, remake this video:

  84. TactiCookie


    11 dagen geleden

    Gyro is that you?

  85. C Smith

    C Smith

    11 dagen geleden

    Very cool. Thanks.

  86. Chris Yu

    Chris Yu

    12 dagen geleden

    So how many RPMs was it turning at before tensile failure?

  87. rewolff2


    12 dagen geleden

    Gav. FYI: The reason you feel as if something in your observations has gone missing is because it has! You flinched. Whenever you blink your eyes or adjust their direction, your brain edits that instant out of your timeline of observations. Personal observation: When I was about 15 and got my first glasses.... It turned out that before that I couldn't observe say anything more precise than say a degree of resolution. So what's the point in blanking out the movement when your eye has arrived at the new position accurate to a degree. Nothing! With the new glasses the vision was a lot better so for a couple of days I'd see the whole world shake and bounce around as my eyes were still "almost" pointing at the new location....

  88. abishek narayan

    abishek narayan

    12 dagen geleden

    Did he say "baking" or "bacon" ?

  89. Not a Mobile sprout

    Not a Mobile sprout

    12 dagen geleden

    Thanks gyro

  90. MohawknRocks


    12 dagen geleden

    Get with the "Gun Drummer"(another tuber) to film his drumming and guns.

  91. Adrian Stephens

    Adrian Stephens

    12 dagen geleden

    Cox's ? Superb photography!

  92. Wracky


    13 dagen geleden

    Saw Bobby Duke float a screwdriver like this, completely out of context. I guess he saw this video :D

  93. the running man

    the running man

    13 dagen geleden

    You should do a watermelon next

  94. A. Beall

    A. Beall

    13 dagen geleden

    I wonder what it would look like to spin a globe, like a Christmas ornament, filled with chalk dust or paint.....?

  95. kidsnextdoor


    13 dagen geleden

    I'm digging the beard you look like thor

  96. Tearonic


    13 dagen geleden


  97. Simon Shabab Gill

    Simon Shabab Gill

    13 dagen geleden

    Great experiment and great details are given but just add info about phenomenon in simple words also so people like me can also understand 😂

  98. Priscilla Merrow

    Priscilla Merrow

    14 dagen geleden

    That was amazing. Even my one year old said "wow" as the apple split.

  99. Aegon Targaryen

    Aegon Targaryen

    14 dagen geleden

    We need more nope speed videos

  100. Jannis Adamek

    Jannis Adamek

    14 dagen geleden

    Who doesn't know Mutated Cube Apples :D Nice video