Spinning an Apple until it Explodes at 28,500fps - The Slow Mo Guys

Compressed air can be used to levitate rounded objects. Sometimes said rounded objects start spinning so fast that they give up on being round objects. Gav films all the action over 1000x times slower than real time. Check out KiwiCo.com/SlowMoGuys and get your first month free!
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Spinning an Apple until it Explodes at 28,500fps - The Slow Mo Guys


  1. The Slow Mo Guys

    The Slow Mo GuysMonth ago

    Dan is still unable to enter the US by air due to Covid. Don't worry, though. I've heard reports that he went underground and started tunneling this way in April. - Gav

  2. Aliy Han

    Aliy HanDay ago

    Hi. that slow sound actually real or layer with sound design??

  3. Phill Black

    Phill Black3 days ago

    So big block in a car spends up to around 7000 rpm. Max..... So what you're saying is that an apple is a big block LOL nope lol..... It's a corny joke

  4. Manolo Orz

    Manolo Orz4 days ago

    u look kinda sad having to do everything on your own

  5. The World In Slow Motion

    The World In Slow Motion6 days ago


  6. Nathan Carlson

    Nathan Carlson13 days ago

    The LOOK on your face!

  7. Korothi

    Korothi41 minute ago

    omg i havent watched his videos in a while why does he look like homeless jesus

  8. Colin P.

    Colin P.2 hours ago

    I always love seeing how slow the human reaction is

  9. Unseen World Productions

    Unseen World Productions3 hours ago


  10. Vijay Khare

    Vijay Khare4 hours ago

    U can go even slower at 1,14,000 fps, just play it at 0.25x speed. Kinda slower.

  11. Nate. Beez

    Nate. Beez5 hours ago

    Fruit ninja in real life

  12. Wahfreak

    Wahfreak6 hours ago

    I have a question: How did you trigger the 2511 given how long it took from the initial start of rotation the the actual splitting of the apple? It looked to be around 25 seconds of record time. This is way longer than the buffer in my camera (around 5 seconds). Did you use the continuous record function?

  13. Ralfs Mednis

    Ralfs Mednis6 hours ago


  14. Varshathi Durairaj

    Varshathi Durairaj6 hours ago

    How late was his reaction , when busted

  15. baki ikab

    baki ikab10 hours ago

    Naruto should've used this for his rasengan.

  16. Юрий Назаренко

    Юрий Назаренко11 hours ago

    That's how our universe was born

  17. Matt Horrocks

    Matt Horrocks14 hours ago

    I came here for the other guy. Slow mo guy's guys

  18. NakMuayTim

    NakMuayTim15 hours ago

    Just got to Clench and hope for the best

  19. Guilherme Vasconcellos

    Guilherme Vasconcellos18 hours ago

    The human eye can only see 30 fps

  20. Duncan Van Ooyen

    Duncan Van Ooyen18 hours ago

    I love science, what an incredibly bizarre phenomenon. Just a levitating apple, the force not even coming from directly underneath.

  21. Martin Zeballos Toledo

    Martin Zeballos Toledo20 hours ago

    you should do it with a baseball ball

  22. Irve augustine

    Irve augustine22 hours ago

    He described exactly what he saw 😂

  23. Digital Tog

    Digital Tog22 hours ago

    why not try this same thing but add colored smoke to the mix so we can see how the air is moving.. and i skip sponsors. youtube premium

  24. Gin

    Gin23 hours ago

    this was posted on mi birthday :D

  25. Andy Mitchell

    Andy MitchellDay ago

    Never mind the apple splitting, i think it's fascinating to see Gav's reaction in slow-mo on that first take. The apple breaks and hits the visor. By the time it's out of frame, Gav blinks due to the oculomotor system reacting. Shortly after there's the movement from the head as the brain finally gets the message. Follow that up a little later with the rest of the body getting the signal to protect itself.

  26. granand

    granandDay ago

    Can we do slos motion on people going to die ..what exact moment people die ..

  27. zetsumeinaito

    zetsumeinaitoDay ago

    Gavin looking like he's prepping for a Cast Away remake.

  28. 1derScore

    1derScoreDay ago

    slow mo guy

  29. Capdex cox

    Capdex coxDay ago

    Nope speed, LOL

  30. Romain Paindavoine

    Romain PaindavoineDay ago

    I'm dissapointed, the rev limiter of an apple is around 6500 rpm, I'm waiting for the Vtec version.

  31. nick boehm

    nick boehmDay ago

    Golf ball next!

  32. Aliy Han

    Aliy HanDay ago

    Hi. that slow sound actually real or layer with sound design??

  33. Joe Dorcas

    Joe DorcasDay ago

    Do it to an ORANGE and a GRAPEFRUIT. lol.

  34. Blue Prince

    Blue PrinceDay ago

    So if I Spin Earth, Can I Split it too? Le me spin earth 1M per sec🤣

  35. Gregorius Viknar

    Gregorius ViknarDay ago

    It gives me the taste for a good ol'apple fresh of the tree 😋🍎🍎🍎

  36. mcmahon31619

    mcmahon31619Day ago

    2:13. This perfectly demonstrates the importance of needing to where eye protection. The Apple was gone and would have hit you in the face before you even closed your eyes

  37. Santiago Cardenas

    Santiago CardenasDay ago

    Do a tennis ball

  38. Adrian S

    Adrian S2 days ago

    so the slow mo guys don’t have a good slow mo’ camera and need to borrow one? that’s... ironic

  39. S M

    S M2 days ago

    Slow Mo girls?

  40. Martin Tovar

    Martin Tovar2 days ago

    ?????... sorry but i thought i was clicking on a Linus Sebastian video... on the Thumbnail this dude totally looks like Linus. i liked the video any ways.

  41. weetabixharry

    weetabixharry2 days ago

    Why did he stop saying his surname, N'imedan?

  42. Vincent Rozanes

    Vincent Rozanes2 days ago

    So at 3000 RPM, if we estimate the circumference of the apple to be of 25cm, that gives 3000*0,25*3,6 = 2700kph...

  43. Ernie Smith

    Ernie Smith2 days ago

    2:15 - Wow! Though the physics demo here is awesome, IMHO this is a much more fascinating neurophysiology and psychobiology demonstration. From what is likely primarily visual input, we see a delay to blink reflex, to a more complex multi-system involuntary flinch reflex, then the feed back as it registers in cognition which we see fed back to recognizable facial expression. Neat!

  44. Andy Mitchell

    Andy MitchellDay ago

    I just posted a similar comment before seeing this. You can really see the oculomotor system kick in way too late, but way before the head movement when the brain finally gets told what's happening.

  45. StLexion

    StLexionDay ago

    Loved watching the Apple explode and just waiting for him to react, the Apple has been and gone, some slower pieces just finish whizzing past his head before he's even reacted

  46. Fake Man

    Fake Man2 days ago

    Jake Gyllenhaal really need a haircut

  47. N Kemp

    N Kemp2 days ago

    Rotato FASTER appl gO

  48. Sener S

    Sener S2 days ago

    Doesn't look realistic. Why exploded?

  49. David sorin

    David sorin2 days ago


  50. Damien's Adventure

    Damien's Adventure2 days ago

    I want to see the kitteh in slow mo. Just not spinning

  51. Frost

    Frost2 days ago

    Orange next 🍊

  52. Udhay Manhas

    Udhay Manhas2 days ago

    this is karate kid

  53. Tini Tv

    Tini Tv2 days ago


  54. Gamertag

    Gamertag2 days ago

    The NBA needs these types of slow motion cameras

  55. Don Kiddick

    Don Kiddick2 days ago

    Has that dude gone for the Catweazle look... ?

  56. Dr. Dave Salisbury PhD., MBA

    Dr. Dave Salisbury PhD., MBA2 days ago

    How much air do you need to replicate this with a watermelon?

  57. 邱至民

    邱至民2 days ago

    It is funny when the apple hit on his mask and disappeared. After all these things happened, he looked like something reminded him that it's time to blink.

  58. mtorngren15

    mtorngren152 days ago

    Now do a slow mo of wet bread

  59. Spencer Case

    Spencer Case2 days ago

    Your sponsor is kiwiCo and you didn’t think to repeat this with a kiwi?!?!?!?!

  60. Earth

    Earth2 days ago

    Why did you stop at apples? Orange? Kiwi? Onion?

  61. Samuel Hughes

    Samuel Hughes2 days ago

    lord farquaad

  62. Daniel V.

    Daniel V.3 days ago

    First of all the change of direction was sick af. Second, where is the other guy? Isn't this "The Slow Mo Guys" not the "The Slow Mo Guy"?

  63. Brian Plotts

    Brian Plotts3 days ago

    How fast does earth spin and why doesn't it just come apart

  64. Kristian Perez

    Kristian Perez3 days ago

    is this Rhett’s little brother??

  65. PoliBlox

    PoliBlox3 days ago


  66. Drones

    Drones3 days ago

    You know it's about to explode when it slows down and goes in reverse.. it's spinning so fast it's actually reversing time and goes back to before it existed..

  67. Tree Growth

    Tree Growth3 days ago

    I've seen people split an apple with their hands and the split is in the exact same spot at the clip at 4:30. interesting.

  68. Pharoc

    Pharoc3 days ago

    I'm surprised that the hole in the Apple didn't cause problems. One would think that would cause the object to fly across the room. Or perhaps that is what caused the catastrophic breakdown of the structure of the item. Another video perhaps. Thanks to you, Dan and Destin.

  69. Ethan Harper

    Ethan Harper3 days ago

    This video is hilarious. You look like a caveman levitating an apple.

  70. Paul Vanukoff

    Paul Vanukoff3 days ago

    109 spins per second. That is amazingly fast. Nice.

  71. David Darrow

    David Darrow3 days ago

    But what's the redline of an apple with forged internals?


    THOMAS MILLER3 days ago

    How dare you post something so awesome!! Great experiment.

  73. tombeer9

    tombeer93 days ago

    How do you slice your apples? With compressed air

  74. Paul Teller

    Paul Teller3 days ago

    Apple sentenced to death by *speen*

  75. Vizaar

    Vizaar3 days ago

    watching an apple go terminal velocity is actually kinda funny ngl

  76. black bored

    black bored3 days ago

    I wonder how the thumbnail looks like Dr. Jackal from Shaktiman

  77. Nathan Sauter

    Nathan Sauter3 days ago

    Wouldnt it be RPM? Why and how do you measure that in FPS?


    THE_SUBZILLA3 days ago

    did you say.. "THAT IS BACON!"

  79. LoveJuice

    LoveJuice3 days ago

    3:45 is the coolest part lol

  80. naride

    naride3 days ago

    apples rotat e app le rotato FASTER apple go g O can u fEEl it, a p bpple ? YES FEEL TH E SPED WE HAVE RHAHCED MXAIMUN VELOCIPY

  81. Morbid Man Music

    Morbid Man Music3 days ago

    Tom Greene

  82. Ryan Cribari

    Ryan Cribari3 days ago

    Jumping from old videos to new ones is amusing. This is caveman Gav.

  83. Seba Sayt

    Seba Sayt4 days ago

    Awesomeee slowmooo!

  84. Steve Pepin

    Steve Pepin4 days ago

    I'd love to see this done with other objects like a tennis ball, baseball, ping pong ball, golf ball, etc.

  85. MAXNAZ 47

    MAXNAZ 473 days ago

    Those items will float just fine and build up a healthy speed but won't fly apart like the apple did.

  86. Al Jay

    Al Jay4 days ago

    There's a gaming channel called massacreman101 and there's a guy named Gavin on it that looks almost just like you. Suspicious.

  87. Piotr Pilarski

    Piotr Pilarski4 days ago

    Actually, you don't need a super-slow-mo shot to estimate the 'nope RPM'. Whenever the apple seems to stop while it's still spinning that means that it's spinning reached the frequency of the light in which we observed it - in this case around 50Hz assuming this was filmed in the US. You can see the first apple seems to stop twice and then spins a little bit more and pops. So it reached a little over 100Hz or 100 revolutions per second, i.e. around 6000 RPM.

  88. Shinobu

    Shinobu4 days ago

    The only thing slower than this video is lecture classes

  89. Rahul Singh

    Rahul Singh4 days ago

    he looks like. shaktiman ka jaickal

  90. Harshil Patil

    Harshil Patil4 days ago

    So he is the guy from maths textbook buying 100 apples just for this

  91. insectbah

    insectbah4 days ago

    I never thought the progression from spinning CD to vinyl record would lead to apple

  92. insectbah

    insectbah4 days ago

    also, major props for bravery and filming this as a single human

  93. FlipNasty

    FlipNasty4 days ago

    It's crazy how slow it makes his reaction time seem when the apple explodes... looks so delayed with the high speed camera

  94. Tide

    Tide4 days ago

    dislikes must be from apples

  95. motbus

    motbus4 days ago

    started liking Smarter Everyday just because he helps gav

  96. xavier scott

    xavier scott4 days ago

    someone please gav's face right after the apple popped into a meme

  97. Arnold Sherrill

    Arnold Sherrill5 days ago

    Nope speed needs to be part of scientific lexicon from now on

  98. Arnold Sherrill

    Arnold Sherrill5 days ago

    Wonder how many air compressors it would take to levitate and do the same thing to a pumpkin ? Curious minds want to know brings new meaning to the phrase" chunking your pumpkin" or in this case if you did it correctly pureeing it

  99. Jkjkjkjk

    Jkjkjkjk5 days ago

    Gav got dat moses beard

  100. Roko’s Basilisk

    Roko’s Basilisk5 days ago

    Hello jesus

  101. NoSkill PG3D

    NoSkill PG3D5 days ago

    Ping pong ball and hair dryer 👍 It's pretty fun

  102. Billy Long

    Billy Long5 days ago

    Sounds like Godzilla

  103. MrMadandyvrumvrum

    MrMadandyvrumvrum5 days ago

    Haha I love how he closed his eyes way after the apple was exploded 😂

  104. Tom Ault

    Tom Ault3 days ago

    That's my favourite bit too, knowing that his flinches are definitely too slow to attempt without the face shield

  105. Nanyu Busnis

    Nanyu Busnis5 days ago

    2:10 This makes a mockery of our human reaction speed as it seems to take forever for the message to come across that you should blink. xD I also love the term "Nope speed" like the apple at some point just thinks: "That's it, I'm out."

  106. K-ramen

    K-ramen5 days ago

    Do it with a tennis ball

  107. Seth Gremmert

    Seth Gremmert5 days ago

    Finding the "Nope" rpm of objects never gets old. CD is a classic.

  108. Miniwatermelon

    Miniwatermelon6 days ago

    i want to see a competition between different apples and how fast they can spin without blowing up

  109. Zedave2060

    Zedave20606 days ago

    The nope speed should be a real thing and I hope it is.

  110. Daijobu

    Daijobu6 days ago

    :O so neat!