Guy inflates weather balloon until it beautifully explodes6/7/2012
We don't condone blowing things up for the fun of it in all cases, but it's hard not to cheer for this dude's earnest, ultimately harmless bursting of a weather balloon. Wearing protective ear gear, the young man strides purposefully toward the limp balloon and starts his blower. The balloon expands, first in real time, then 32 times faster. We grow concerned. Will he be hurt? What's that thing that looks like a gas container? How pretty is that farm? Why don't we have a farm like that? Then -- pop! -- thar she blows. The balloon's pieces float down, in real time and in slo-mo, like graceful bedsheets. Strangely compelling.
Have you ever conducted a risky experiment?