Mario and Fafa test four things they found at stores that sell keenly priced but dubious quality items that also smell like cat pee.
The charming Gavin Free of Youtubers The Slow Mo Guys uses a Phantom HD camera to film coffee cups smashing at varying degrees of slow motion. Starting at the common-or-garden 500 frames per second, he ramps up to the frankly glacial but strangely beautiful 10,000fps.
You’ll want to fullscreen this, especially the 10,000fps finale.
Back in 2003, Japanese artist Isao Hashimoto animated all 2,053 nuclear explosions between 1945 and 1998. If you haven’t already seen it, it’s chilling stuff. You can see why the anti-nuclear movement has its roots in the 1960s. Hashimoto sez:
This piece of work is a bird’s eye view of the history by scaling down a month length of time into one second. No letter is used for equal messaging to all viewers without language barrier. The blinking light, sound and the numbers on the world map show when, where and how many experiments each country have conducted. I created this work for the means of an interface to the people who are yet to know of the extremely grave, but present problem of the world.