A Vinyl Record Spins So Fast That It Shatters Into 50,000 Pieces

Gavin Free and Dan Gruchy, oth­er­wise known as “The Slow Mo Guys,” took a vinyl record and spun it so fast that it shat­tered into rough­ly 50,000 pieces–give or take a few. Thanks to a Phan­tom v2640 cam­era, you can watch things dis­in­te­grate in slow motion, at about 12,500 frames per sec­ond. In a pre­vi­ous episode record­ed sev­er­al years ago, Free and Gruchy pushed a CD to its phys­i­cal lim­its. You can watch that here.

via Laugh­ing Squid

Relat­ed Con­tent:

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