Splitting a Playing Card in ULTRA SLOW MOTION - Smarter Every Day 194

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    1. yeon

      Thank you for confirming that a person is not just simply "math and science," "humanities," or "arts" person, but a blend of everything. Just seeing you appreciate art and also knowing your passion for science made me smile and feel more confident about what I like doing. Thanks!

      1. Silic


      2. Jonny Weedseed


      3. I TF· ·FR ME· ·R ATE TenFramesPerSecond

        I remember that photo and I actually reproduced it in art class when I was a teen long ago as a very detailed, super-realist, drawing. Now that I think of it, my art teacher must have thought I was one really strange dude...


        Same here

      5. Tristan

        yeon why do u have painted fingernails?

    2. Jane Miller

      Your a cool guy - and produce cool videos - 👍👍👍👍👍

    3. Savage Dog

      0:19 ummm

    4. chadwick boseman


    5. chadwick boseman

      4:20 so close

    6. chadwick boseman

      3:51 its the wind of the bullet that made it fly

    7. chadwick boseman

      3:51 nope

    8. chadwick boseman

      3:51 I believe I can flyyyy

    9. Dorothy Miles

      Real bruh moment was when he said, “ it’s painted from the perspective of a drone before there were drones.” You ever heard of a bird.

    10. Jonas

      Awesome Video, the Music is Just on Point. keep it up man.

    11. A for apple

      I really hate explanation . Just show the vedio we want half of the vedio is ☹️

    12. Ultralagger R.E.V

      0:41 why do I learn this so late?!!!!

    13. Mike Barber

      No shame in copying the masters. That's how we learn.

    14. marcochimio

      Doc Edgerton used to walk around with postcards of his famous photos in his front pocket, including that the photo of that split playing card. How do I know? Because, many moons ago, I was riding in an elevator with my youngest brother who was visiting me at college, and Doc stepped onto the elevator. I introduced my brother to him, and Doc reaches into his pocket and gives my brother a postcard of one of his photos. After he stepped off the elevator, I looked at my brother and just said, "You have no idea how famous that guy is." We ALL loved Doc. He was the epitome of cool at school. RIP, Doc.


      link to that instrumental?

    16. Ivan Daubenspeck

      Should’ve shot a jack of diamonds. Good nod to Golden Earring.

    17. mrTorch

      "drone perspective" In the old days they were called birds

    18. Hunter Parleir

      I have come to understand this struggle. Being so inspired by certain artists, that you start to copy their style without even noticing it. I have caught myself in this practice and I have really started to try and think about what makes me different? My art is through music. So when I practice, I just try and slow down. Instead of playing what sounds good based on what I have heard before from artists who inspire me, I try to just completely clear my mind and play whatever it is that comes from my heart. Cliche I know, but it is true. If you can just completely let go, and forget about what’s “right” and what’s “wrong” and do whatever it is in that moment that you feel... You realize that is true artistry. Because that’s all art is. Art isn’t something “right” or “wrong”. It’s self expression to the highest degree and is essential to letting out all of your emotions.

    19. Joe Blo

      I have a friend that worked for EG&G. It was a company started by Eggerton, the man that invented high speed photography, sonar, and some other things. Along with the card photo, he also had the image of the drop of milk and the crown it made when it spattered.

    20. Hori's Box

      Thank you Every Day,, Amazing , Yes I am enjoying.

    21. Mark Swarthout

      I've seen many of your videos but this is the one that made me hit subscribe! I can't tell you how just happy it made me.

    22. Mathias M.

      Hey Destin, i love your content! I don't know how you get it every time right. So please keep up this great work! Greetings from Austria, Matt

    23. Satria Arya 27

      Bullet : (miss) Wind : hewwoooooooo

    24. Black Flabungus

      Realizing the point at which you are no longer imitating and begin creating your own style or path is a topic that all creators should know about! It’s also important to realize that the people you are imitating are your role models for a reason, don’t compare all of your work with theirs. They weren’t that good when they started out either! Years of practice.

    25. gary meschede

      I do feel smarter after each of your videos

    26. brent grubbs

      **radar love starts playing**

    27. James Perkins

      You should have tried a .45 with wad cutter rounds. It could be easier to hit the card edge one better than a pointy rifle bullet.

    28. Swivel_Z

      I was influenced by my older brother being talented in art, and not doing anything with it in his life. I was so mad at him for it I took it up myself. As for styles and such, I'm very into Japanese Culture, and like to watch Akihito Yoshitomi draw and that's where I sort of drew inspiration for a black and white brush and pen sort of style. I'm at a point now where I'm also using Pencil shading for things and even coloring them to give the extra bit of detail. Ironic since the point of the stark Black and White contrast was to hide not being able to do details well xD I also do digital art, and pretty much reimagine my existing art on the computer. If anyone wants to check out my work, I post on @swivelx_osu on Instagram! I'll be posting more stuff on there soon that I've been up to recently!

    29. JustStalkerThings En

      I’m a homebrewer , been brewing for almost 2 years now. Recently i kicked up a notch and enlisted in a brewmaster training. Although all the experiences , and many brews i did, i never created my own recipe until now. It is a huge leap in the dark, making me awfully anxious, but this video somehow calmed that it will turn out to be right. I stepped past the phase of copying my idols , and made my own style . This was what i needed inspirationally, thanks man!

    30. Melvyn Windham - Composer

      A paid sponsorship AND 2 ill-timed mid-video ad breaks? Earns a dislike.

    31. Meme Hub

      0:50 IS THAT OBAMA 2.0??

    32. Bob Smith

      I get your conversation about your own style....I work for myself now and I get it

    33. Blain Clatworthy

      I wonder how a lighter much faster moving bullet would affect the card????

    34. Blain Clatworthy

      Great Video!!!

    35. chad Irvine

      jesus, a 9 minute video for a 4 second clip? come on.

    36. Adan Eden

      Why he paint his nails???

    37. Caffeine Yeen

      Video starts at 7:57

    38. Milo Rumsey

      I was born in NY and I remember Chelsea market

    39. Jackson Liggett

      Thank me later 7:54

    40. Ghost_Beats

      I love this very inspiring..

    41. Crops

      Plot twist the card split the bullet.

    42. King Viper

      1:54 ......... when i looked up "who asked" on google, my name wasnt in the search results

    43. Jaxon Vaughan

      That picture is the album cover of a album by golden earring

    44. Grackle2012

      Jesus. Shooting a .30-06 _that_ close to a bench vice... Makin me nervous.

    45. GUNpo364

      thats so clean

    46. Rakutenbe

      7:50 YOU'RE WELCOME

    47. Alex Lopez

      I love your energy man

    48. saleo peepo

      Bullet : can't touch me

    49. Echo235

      That’s hella cool and all, but..... why?

    50. mansoor ahamad

      i too wanted to start a youtube channel by replicating projects in my own way but though that was copying and dropped the idea due to ur confessions of making replicas of ur inspired projects are helping me to think about staring my channel one again.Thank u(Hope u read this)

    51. Jakob David

      Still imitating

    52. Jaimie Eaton

      HI SUP

    53. Gil Diaz

      Your Prince Rupert's drop video was pretty wild! When you blew up that last one with tannerite, I paused the video when I noticed that the fireball had these short, fine filaments of energy shooting out in all directions off of the "surface" of the fireball. What are those filaments and what is that dynamic?

    54. What're Water

      Your wife is buuuuumy

    55. Dracarius Duxtorm

      0:50 Obama!

    56. shamit basu

      i want

    57. sarang sharma

      you influence me ♥

    58. Tyson Batch

      I would enjoy this if there was no music

    59. Sem Verbakel

      Golden earring album cover be like

    60. Csucskos

      OK, but how did he do it with that old technology?!

    61. 쩨쭈깜뀰


    62. krvnjrcbs

      Even with all that high speed stuff... Ed’s picture is STILL somehow better. This isn’t a shot at you (no pun intended), just so ridiculous that he captured that with a still camera and I mean, Just look how uniform the card is in Ed’s shot. One in a million for sure.

    63. Ejzafra Tbooom

      When guns and science meet! What an extraordinary happennnn!

    64. Luisanctum

      8:00 thumbnail

    65. Charlie G

      So much talk so litte bullet.

    66. Lucas Byeon

      @SED. I have a message. Please make your videos shorter. Your videos 2018-2019 were the best, where they were all about 10 mins, now they are more like 25, and that makes some videos boring. Try making them concise and full of info, like these.

    67. Josh K

      🤩🤩🤩 wow that was still cool 3:50

    68. Dean Falsis

      Did you get demonetized for the naked guy at the beginning?

    69. ronald bucchino

      Doc Edgerton told me more than once that art and science were two sides of the same coin.

    70. ronald bucchino

      We had the rifles (with extractable bolts) lashed to weighted saw horses -- so we could bore sight the rife on the bullet catcher (very important indoors) and then move the card in position (also using bore sighting) which was affixed to a heavy but moveable stand. -- it still took a few tries -- but because of persistence of vision -- you could clearly see the cut card and bullet frozen at 1/2 microsecond exposure. Feel free to reply.

    71. ronald bucchino

      Strobe Lab forever!!!!!!!!!!!!

    72. Taylor Ellefson

      7:59 is dope


      Video starts at 3:43

    74. Michael Walako

      Museum with baseball cap. High class

    75. jointmasterhaze

      6:16. Fake it till you make it. That’s life in a nutshell

    76. Jhal Albert J. Berioso

      3:48 1000 ping be like:

    77. Mike Willy

      I have a Nectar mattress and my brother has a Casper. We both got them within a week of eachother and after 2 weeks we traded for a week. Honestly can't tell the difference between them... Great shot on the Queen of Hearts Destin! Keep up the good work!

    78. Slimey

      I love how in slow mode the cards have like 500 ping

    79. Melissa Mohr

      We spent the night at the Edgerton Science Museum with Scouts a could years ago. It was amazing!!!!!

    80. Col.B Lacey

      Wanna see a guy split a playing card behind his back? 22plinkster.

    81. MasterChief4817

      Roman's 12:2, I like that. Thanks.


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    83. LArry RIch

      Really great video in many ways

    84. Gazza-in-the-usa

      When you study the great masters in Art, you copy them. It's how you get to understand their ways of doing and thinking. There is no shame in assimilating information this way. It's how we learn and move on. Standing on the shoulders of giants is a noble endeavour.

    85. TheActualAli-a

      0:20 god bless the children

    86. Nathaniel Moore

      Of course the youtube hq is a liberal safe space in ny

    87. Random Guy

      This guy aims better than me aiming at a close range

    88. Bao Mao

      5:53 Yes, that is why the Ph.D. comes NOW. You are NOW making an ORIGINAL contribution to knowledge. The marathon has started ...

    89. Joseph R3grET

      I gotta be honest, but Destin, you sir are one of my heroes. You inspire me, n I can only hope to have even a fraction of your talent n knowledge.

    90. William D Smith

      Replication allows you to work out how things are done. When you work out how things are done, then you too can do things.

    91. Lopoo Qwuyt

      Das deep

    92. Pavan Space Astronomy TV



      "Don't you shoot the Queen of Diamonds boy, she'll beat you if she's able..."

    94. huskyjerk

      Those playing cards look like they are submerged in water when the bullet rips them. Unusual illusion.

    95. Lee Jamison

      As a professional artist I have had that experience of initially only being able to make art based on the authority of my education. My early work sought to paint in the image of "pretty" things I had seen before. As I matured, though, things that impressed me on a different basis, much of that a deep interest in how people tell, and scale, stories, began to take over. (Briefly, the scaling of a story is how it starts in something small- like Tom Sawyer's home life- and blossoms into voyages on the Mississippi. Another example is the flowers in some corner of an epic painting by Frederick Church.) Now much of my work happens in series, as in, for a book to tell about my region, in East Texas. Good work connecting us to your humanity.

    96. trix Rabbit

      I’ve found there is a trap to being “inspired”. You can find yourself trying to conform to the... I guess the style of the inspiration. It was pointed out to me several years ago that I’m a steampunk. I had no idea what steampunk was. I always just thought I was poor and creative. So I looked up STEAMPUNK! In all it’s glory. At first it was awesome that other people were doing the same stuff I have been doing. Then I found the trap. I had started to loose my style by trying to refine my steampunkyness. I was inspired to be less of what I’ve spent my life becoming. I’m poor and creative. I’m not an artist mimicking life. I’m not a creator of functioning art and strange toys. I’m a worker with a talent for making tools for what I need to do. Don’t trap yourself in inspiration for the sake of being inspired. Just do you and be happy with what you’re doing for yourself. I promise if you like what you’re doing others will like watching you do it. Cooking is the same way.

    97. Blue Moon

      I'm a 25 year old black Male from Philadelphia, I've been watching you for 8 years now ! One of my favorite science guys 💯

    98. Nicholas

      record a bullet going through a casper.

    99. Killaron Jones

      that casing he ejected went towards the camera with such aggression