Foam Darts Slay Fruit in Slo-Mo | Outrageous Acts of Science
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Foam Darts Slay Fruit in Slo-Mo | Outrageous Acts of Science


Narrator: FOAM DARTS ARE
USUALLY PRETTY HARMLESS, BUT NOT IN THE HANDS
OF A MASTER OF DISASTER. ♪♪ WHOA! BOOM! TAKE THAT, CAN. Narrator:
WITH OVER 8 MILLION HITS, THIS IS THE MOST DESTRUCTIVE
FOAM-DART GUN EVER. ♪♪ LET’S DART OVER
TO ALASSIO, ITALY, TO MEET GIACO, THE CREATOR
OF THIS DEADLY DART GUN. ME AND A BUNCH OF FRIENDS
WERE JOKING ABOUT, LIKE, HOW FAST CAN A DART GO, AND I WAS ACTUALLY THE ONE
IN THE CORNER, LIKE, REALLY SERIOUSLY THINKING
ABOUT TESTING IT. THE FIRST TIME I SHOT IT
WAS WAY MORE POWERFUL THAN I EXPECTED, ACTUALLY. I NEVER FOUND THE DART ANYWHERE. I THINK IT EXPLODED SOMEWHERE. Narrator: HOW’S GIACO’S CANNON
CAUSING CHAOS? THE DART EXITS THE GUN AT AN
ASTONISHING 1,800 MILES PER HOUR OR 2,900 KILOMETERS PER HOUR. THAT’S TWICE THE SPEED OF SOUND. Pampena: EVEN THOUGH THE DART
IS VERY LIGHT, TRAVELING AT SUCH A HIGH SPEED MEANS IT HAS
AN ENORMOUS AMOUNT OF ENERGY — 340 JOULES. THAT HAPPENS TO BE A QUARTER
THE AMOUNT OF ENERGY OF A RIFLE SHOT. Giaco: THIS IS MY CANNON. THE POWER COMES
FROM COMPRESSED AIR THAT I STORE IN THIS TANK. THEN I PUT MY DART IN IT. WHEN I’M READY,
I PRESS THE BOTTOM, AND… THE MAGIC HAPPENS. 3, 2, 1. ♪♪ TO GET THESE DARTS UP TO SPEED,
GIACO IS USING THE POWER OF A REPURPOSED OXYGEN TANK, WHICH HAS GAS PRESSURIZED
AT 400 POUNDS PER SQUARE INCH, WHICH IS 27 TIMES THE PRESSURE
OF NORMAL AIR. WHEN GIACO OPENS THE VALVE, THE HIGH-PRESSURE AIR
INSIDE THE TANK WANTS TO EQUALIZE WITH
THE LOWER-PRESSURE AIR OUTSIDE, AND THE ONLY WAY IT CAN DO THAT
IS PUSH THE DART OUT AND KEEP ON MOVING. ♪♪ I THINK THERE’S
REALLY SATISFYING ABOUT DESTROYING THINGS. AND I GUESS DOING WITH A TOY
THAT’S MEANT FOR KIDS, IT’S EVEN MORE INTERESTING. [ LAUGHS ] Narrator: FOR BUILDING
A FOAM-DART CANNON THAT’S DEFINITELY
NOT CHILD’S PLAY, GIACO,
YOU’RE A MASTER OF DISASTER.

17 thoughts on “Foam Darts Slay Fruit in Slo-Mo | Outrageous Acts of Science

  1. Backyard Scientist attempted his before, and Mythbusters did theirs with ping pong balls. But wow, this is also just as destructive.

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