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Prince Rupert’s Drop

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!]

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Paint Explosions in Super Slow Motion

If your Monday needed a splash of colour, you might like this video. Gavin Free and Daniel Gruchy, the slow-mo guys, put squibs in nail polish bottles filled with paint and set up a Phantom v1610 ultra high speed camera to capture the explosions of colour. Have a look at paint exploding at 15,000 frames a second, or at 600 times slower than our human vision.

[via Mashable]

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Nuit Blanche

Directed by directed by Spy Films‘ Arev Manoukian, “Nuit Blanche” is a short film set in 1950s Paris and tells the story of a man who catches the gaze of a woman sitting in a cafe across the street. It shows how a fleeting glance between two strangers could result in an explosion of feelings (and a few other things). It’s really quite dramatic, check it out below.

If you’re interested, see the making of Nuit Blanche on YouTube.

[via Boing Boing]