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The Science Behind Bursting Water Balloons [Video]

Come for the water balloons bursting in ultra-slow motion on a glass plate, but stay for the absolutely mesmerizing videos of balloons bursting underwater.

Around 3 minutes into the video the close up shots of the underwater burst looks like some sort of primordial birth of the universe. Who knew slow-motion science could be so fun? (In fairness, we already knew–we love slow motion science experiment videos.) Hit up the link below for a run down on the experiment and some tasty explanatory links.

The Science Behind Bursting Water Balloons

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 01/19/12

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