What does a Gong Sound Like when Hit with a 1189mph Baseball? – Smarter Every Day 267

What does a Gong Sound Like when Hit with a 1189mph Baseball? – Smarter Every Day 267

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37 Responses

  1. NightHawkInLight says:

    Target suggestion: bags of various flammable powders with a road flare nearby. For big fireballs the powder of choice is powdered calf milk replacement. Corn starch, non dairy creamer, and airfloat charcoal are also fun effects. Could be a fun video about the dangers of industrial dust explosions.

  2. SmarterEveryDay says:

    This is an example of why it’s difficult to communicate the content of a video in a single thumbnail and title. I have no idea how to describe what’s going on in this video with one photo. If you’re interested in being notified when I upload something, here’s a link to the email list: https://www.smartereveryday.com/email-list

    • thedarkknight1971 says:

      @Pat Rick I’m only applying what I picked up from school, plus Slo-Mo guys (wish they’d get back to being ‘Guys’ again instead of ‘Slo Mo Guy’ lol), and good old Destin here… 🤔👍😎🇬🇧

    • Just The Tip Gaming says:

      yes it was 007 goldeneye character name was oddjob

    • unusual fabrication says:

      at 9:23 watch carefully- there is fire at the impact of the sprinkles!

    • LucenProject says:

      13:09 Sometimes you have to make adjustments on the fly.

    • Jason Hendey says:

      that shockwave you mention at 10:26 looks like it is probably the air that was stuck between the ball and the container, super heated by the impact force, expanding and dispersing as it is being squeezed out

  3. Dustin Hanlin says:

    There’s this awesome effect at 19:39 where the reflection seems to stop moving but the real ball continues smashing through. I know it’s an illusion because of the viewing angles but it still looks surreal. Super cool.

  4. The Flute Channel says:

    That gong was amazing!

  5. Dan Kornfeld says:

    I’d love to see the baseball drive a massive steel spike (nail-like) into solid wood (ie: large section of tree), like a Mach+ speed nail gun!
    Keep doing what you do!

  6. The Slow Mo Guys says:

    Now I’m trying to imagine how many gongs it would take to stop it…

  7. rdavidr says:

    Remind me to never lend a gong to Destin…

  8. Esteban AJA says:

    As someone who didn’t have an active father in his life, I really appreciate you taking your son along and teaching him. He’s a lucky kid.

  9. thatguy says:

    Watching that mirror explode was fantastic! Not going to find this kind of footage anywhere else on YT, and that’s why you and your channel are so amazing.
    Excited to see what you do next with this absolute unit of a canon.

  10. gr8north1975 says:

    Hey Destin do you notice the spark on the point of impact, it would be interesting to see if the voltage of enegry transfer goes up with the velocity of the ball ?

    • Road2Med says:

      It’s not an electric spark, it’s a flash of heat generated because the friction is so high on impact. Think rocket reentering atmosphere in movies.

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