What happens when you drip molten glass into cold water? You get a Prince Rupert’s Drop. It looks like a tadpole, with a bulbous head and a thin long tail. It also possesses some interesting properties — the drop can withstand blows from a hammer on one end but even the slightest damage to the tail will result in a shattering EXPLOSION. Destin from the YouTube science channel Smarter Every Day films this amazing interaction at 100,000 frames a second. Check it out below.

[thanks Claire!]