The Science Behind Bursting Water Balloons [Video]

By Jason Fitzpatrick on January 19th, 2012

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 a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 01/19/12
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