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17th Aug 2015

This slow-mo video of a pistol being fired is weirdly hypnotic

Ready, aim...

Simon Lloyd

Why is it that everything looks so much better in slow-motion?

A golf ball being smashed against a steel plate; a water balloon bursting with a man inside it; and now this…

Adam Savage, host of Mythbusters on The Discovery Channel, recorded a pistol being fired at a super-slow speed of 73,000 frames a second.

In a video you’ll probably want to watch more than once, mushroom clouds can be seen before and after the bullet exits the pistol.

We’ll probably stick to water pistols but it’s fascinating to watch…