Real Life in Slow-Mo
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Time Warp Clips: Mashup 4
See some explosions and crashes in super slow mo in this video from Discovery Channel's "Time Warp."
Time Warp Clips: Mashup 5
Watch lollipops, mousetraps and paintballs in slow motion. Enjoy this video from Discovery Channel's "Time Warp."
Time Warp: 3 Can Takeoffs
Take a close-up look at unique slow-motion sequences in this clip from Discovery's "Time Warp" series.
Time Warp: 360 Ollie
Take a close-up look at unique slow-motion sequences in this clip from Discovery's "Time Warp" series.
Time Warp: Air-Cannon Art
Matt Kearney creates some impressive art using paintballs, high-speed cameras and an air cannon. Check out this clip from Discovery's "Time Warp" series to learn more.
Time Warp: Airbag Deployment
An airbag inflates to its full capacity in a fraction of a second. Nitrogen then moves through tiny pores in the material, deflating the airbag slightly before the person's body makes contact.
Time Warp: Airbag Explosion
Airbags inflate in 20 to 30 milliseconds, and incorporate a pyrotechnic gas-producing charge. See what happens when eight air bags detonate inside a car.
Time Warp: Arm Aftermath
Even a Kun Tao master doesn't always walk away from a brick-break unscathed. Check out this clip from Discovery's "Time Warp" series to learn more.
Time Warp: Arm Strikes
Watch arm muscles in action, as a man holding a baton strikes another baton. It's a slow motion video from Discovery Channel's "Time Warp."
Time Warp: Balloon Pop, Part 3
Check out this video to get a close-up look at a blade popping a balloon in slow motion. For more glimpses of slo-mo science, check out the rest of Discovery Channel's "Time Warp" series.
Time Warp: Batter Up
Ever see a bowl full of cake batter blow up in super slow motion? You will now, courtesy of The Feasty Boys in this video from Discovery Channel's "Time Warp."
Time Warp: BB Bubble Burst
Take a look at this clip from Discovery Channel's "Time Warp" series to see a BB pierce a bubble in slow-motion. Be sure to check out the rest of the series for more amazing slow-motion clips.
Time Warp: Belly Strike
Don't try this at home. Watch what happens in slow motion when a man's belly is struck with a rod, in this video from Discovery Channel's "Time Warp."
Time Warp: Bike Hop1
Take a close-up look at unique slow-motion sequences in this clip from Discovery's "Time Warp" series.
Time Warp: Bike Hop2
Take a close-up look at unique slow-motion sequences in this clip from Discovery's "Time Warp" series.
Time Warp: Black Rocket
Red-hot flames shoot out of a rocket as it nears launch. Watch this slow motion video from Discovery Channel's "Time Warp."
Time Warp: Blow-Torch Buffet
Watch what happens when steel, marshmallows, light bulbs, polyester and tempered glass all fall prey to a 6,000-degree flame. Check out this clip from Discovery's "Time Warp" series to learn more.
Time Warp: Blowing on Bubble
Watch this clip from Discovery Channel's "Time Warp" series to see how a bubble responds to exhaled air in slow motion. Be sure to check out the rest of series for more incredible slow-motion clips.
Time Warp: Break Dancing
Take a close-up look at unique slow-motion sequences in this clip from Discovery's "Time Warp" series.
Time Warp: Breakfast Time
The mundane becomes incredible as Matt Kearney cooks eggs, pours orange juice and makes a disgusting smoothie in super slow motion in this video from Discovery Channel's "Time Warp."
Time Warp: Bulb Burn
Take a close-up look at unique slow-motion sequences in this clip from Discovery's "Time Warp" series.
Time Warp: Bulldog Shake
A dog's loose skin -- the result of an underlying layer of fat -- adds momentum to its shake, increasing the amount of water shed. Check out this clip from Discovery's "Time Warp" series to learn more.
Time Warp: Bullwhip
A bullwhip breaks the sound barrier every time it cracks. The "crack!" is actually a sonic boom. Check out this clip from Discovery's "Time Warp" series to learn more.
Time Warp: Car Crash, Part 1
Check out this video to get a close-up look at a car crash in slow motion. For more glimpses of slo-mo science, check out the rest of Discovery Channel's "Time Warp" series.
Time Warp: Car Crash, Part 2
Check out this video to get a close-up look at a car crash in slow motion. For more glimpses of slo-mo science, check out the rest of Discovery Channel's "Time Warp" series.
Time Warp: Car Dropped Onto Egg
For its size, the egg is one of the strongest things on the planet because it's perfectly arced on each side. It is, however, no match for a car dropped from more than 50 feet above.
Time Warp: Cerial
Take a close-up look at unique slow-motion sequences in this clip from Discovery's "Time Warp" series.
Time Warp: Chain Saw vs Watermelon
One of the most amazing things about the chain saw engine is the horsepower that it develops for its weight. It approaches 1 horsepower per pound of engine weight! Watch this slow motion video from "Time Warp."
Time Warp: Cheek Piercing
Because the area he wants to puncture is so small, Thomas Nealeigh of Freak Show Deluxe only needs a little force to drive this spinal tap needle through his cheek.
Time Warp: Cheerleader Flip
What happens when a cheerleader does a flip? Take a close-up look at unique slow-motion sequences in this clip from Discovery's "Time Warp" series.
Time Warp: Cheerleader Jump
Take a close-up look at unique slow-motion sequences of a cheerleader jumping in this clip from Discovery's "Time Warp" series.
Time Warp: Cheerleader Jump 2
Take a close-up look at unique slow-motion sequences of a cheerleader jumping in this clip from Discovery's "Time Warp" series.
Time Warp: Cheerleader Overhead
Take a close-up look at unique slow-motion sequences of cheerleading in this clip from Discovery's "Time Warp" series.
Time Warp: Close Shave
Straight razors cut hair very close to the skin, which can occasionally lead to an ingrown hair. The cut end of the hair gets caught under the skin and can't get out. Watch this video from Discovery Channel's "Time Warp."
Time Warp: Close Up Jump Rope 2
Watch this slow motion close up video of what happens with the feet as a person jumps rope, in this clip from Discovery Channel's "Time Warp."
Time Warp: CloseUp: Jump Rope 1
Watch this slow motion video of what happens to the feet and legs as a person jumps rope, in this clip from Discovery Channel's "Time Warp."
Time Warp: Coffee
Take a close-up look at this unique slow-motion sequence of coffee in this clip from Discovery's "Time Warp" series.
Time Warp: Coin Bounce
Take a close-up look at unique slow-motion sequences of a coin bouncing in this clip from Discovery's "Time Warp" series.
Time Warp: Concrete-Block Break
At the instance of his strike through these 12 concrete blocks, Kun Tao Master Drew Serrano generates approximately 5 tons of force. Check out this clip from Discovery's "Time Warp" series to learn more.
Time Warp: Counterweight Trebuchet
A counterweight trebuchet uses the momentum of a counterweight to supply the energy to hurl projectiles. This specific kind of catapult dates back to the 12th century. See how it works in this video from Discovery Channel's "Time Warp."
Time Warp: Dirt Bike 1
Watch this slow motion video of a dirt bike making a sharp turn on the side of a hill in this clip from Discovery Channel's "Time Warp."
Time Warp: Dirt Bike 2
Watch a dirt bike rider make a huge jump in slow motion, in this video from Discovery Channel's "Time Warp."
Time Warp: Dirt Bike 3
Watch what happens as a dirt bike rider takes on a bank of dirt in this slow motion video from Discovery Channel's "Time Warp."
Time Warp: Dirt Bike 4
Dirt flies when a bike rider wipes out. Watch this slow motion video from Discovery Channel's "Time Warp."
Time Warp: Dirt Bike 5
Watch this slow motion video of a dirt bike making a jump and see the dirt it kicks up in this clip from Discovery Channel's "Time Warp."
Time Warp: Dirt Bike 6
Watch this slow motion video of a dirt bike taking off on a jump in this clip from Discovery Channel's "Time Warp."
Time Warp: Dirt Cannon
This is no ordinary blast! Watch what happens in slow motion and close up when dirt is fired from a cannon in this video from Discovery Channel's "Time Warp."
Time Warp: Diver Liftoff
A diver's liftoff from the board is a big factor in how far she can move during the dive. A higher launch leaves more room to turn without hitting the board. Watch this slow motion video from "Time Warp."
Time Warp: Diving Board
The diving board plays a big role in how high a diver's body can move. The board acts like both a spring and a lever, adding power to a diver's jump. Watch this slow motion video from "Time Warp."
Time Warp: Diving Flip
Upon landing, free-running champ Victor Lopez experiences 1,100 pounds of force on the balls of his feet -- enough to break his legs. He disperses that energy by rolling. Learn more about how free running works in this "Time Warp" series.
Time Warp: Dog Catches Hot Dog
Watch as a German Shepherd catches a few treats in slow-motion in this clip from Discovery Channel's "Time Warp" series. Check out the rest of the series for more amazing slo-mo shots.
Time Warp: Dog Drinking Water, Part 1
Check out this clip for a close-up look at a dog drinking water -- you'll notice more detail than ever before in this slow-motion footage from Discovery Channel's "Time Warp" series.
Time Warp: Dog Drinking Water, Part 2
The second segment of this video shows the same dog drinking from a different angle, at an even slower rate of speed. Take a look at the rest of Discovery Channel's "Time Warp" series for more slow-motion sequences.
Time Warp: Dog Shake
A dog's coat consists of large stiff outer hairs, which help protect the skin from dirt and parasites, and the softer under-fur, which keeps the animal warm. Check out this clip from Discovery's "Time Warp" series to learn more.
Time Warp: Dog vs Human Eating Contest
Dogs eat by using their tongues and teeth to move food into their mouths. Humans can do this, too, but since we tend to use utensils, we're less skillful. Watch this video from Discovery Channel's "Time Warp."
Time Warp: Double Beer Chug
Swallowing carries food from your mouth to your stomach through a tube called the esophagus. It takes about a second for liquids to make the trip as you'll see in this video from Discovery Channel's "Time Warp."
Time Warp: Double Bubble
A bubble break is instantaneous to the naked eye, but at several thousand frames a second, it is something completely different. Check out this clip from Discovery's "Time Warp" series to learn more.
Time Warp: Elvis Rocket
Watch the slow motion blast off of the Elvis rocket in this video from Discovery Channel's "Time Warp."
Time Warp: Exploding Apple
Take a look at this video from Discovery Channel's "Time Warp" to learn exactly what happens when an apple is shot. Be sure to check out the rest of this series for more slow-motion sequences.
Time Warp: Explosive results
Solid carbon dioxide can have an extreme explosive result while melting. Check out this clip from Discovery's "Time Warp" series to learn more.
Time Warp: Fiery Cocktail
Watch as Extreme bartender Scott Young adds cinnamon to expose his drink's flames. Check out this clip from Discovery's "Time Warp" series to learn more.
Time Warp: Figure Skating
To execute this jump, Junior World Champion Stephen Carriere skates to a speed approaching 20 mph, then powers himself off the ice at a 45-degree angle. Take a look at this "Time Warp" series from Discovery Channel to learn more.
Time Warp: Fire Extinguisher
A mono-ammonium phosphate fire extinguisher smothers a fire by removing the oxygen -- necessary to feed the fire -- from the surrounding environment. Watch this video from "Time Warp."
Time Warp: Fire Whip
As Adam Winrich cracks his 20-foot, gasoline-soaked whip, the fuel starts to peel off and ignites, achieving this effect. Check out this clip from Discovery's "Time Warp" series to learn more.
Time Warp: Fire-Breathing Disaster
Fire-breathers are safe from flames when they angle their heads up as they blow -- see what would happen if they looked down instead. Check out this clip from Discovery's "Time Warp" series to learn more.
Time Warp: Firecracker Conundrum
Think breaking a wine glass with a firecracker is a piece of cake? Check out this clip from Discovery's "Time Warp" series to learn more.
Time Warp: Fish Tank Drop
Watch this slow motion video as a fish tank is dropped from several feet above the ground, in this clip from Discovery Channel's "Time Warp."
Time Warp: Fish-Tail Spin
You may insinctively know why it's dangerous to drive on wet pavement, but see exactly what happens when friction fails.
Time Warp: Flat Tire
This slow motion video from Discovery Channel's "Time Warp" shows what happens to a flat tire if the driver doesn't stop.
Time Warp: Frisbee Catch
Much like he'd pursue prey in the wild, Venus the border collie trains his eyes on his goal, prepared to change course in an instant. Check out this Frisbee catch in Discovery Channel's "Time Warp" series to see this trick firsthand.
Time Warp: Frying an Egg
A chicken's egg is approximately 74 percent water, 12 percent protein, and 11 percent fat. Check out this clip from Discovery's "Time Warp" series to learn more.
Time Warp: Garbage Disposal
A garbage disposal spins at almost 2,000 revolutions a minute, shredding and pulverizing food in seconds and then flushing it down the drain. Watch this video from Discovery Channel's "Time Warp."
Time Warp: Gasoline Fire
Spraying water-based foam on a gasoline fire removes the heat from the blaze, extinguishing the fire without causing it to spread. Watch this video from "Time Warp."
Time Warp: Glass Bottle Eruption
Check out this clip for a close-up look at a bottle breaking -- you'll notice more detail than ever before in this slow-motion footage from Discovery Channel's "Time Warp" series.
Time Warp: Grease Fire: Close-Up
In a grease fire, water moves beneath the oil, heats up, vaporizes into a gas and rapidly expands. This blows the hot oil into the air, where it combusts. Check out this clip from Discovery's "Time Warp" series to learn more.
Time Warp: Grease Fire: Super Close-Up
A pot lid puts out smaller grease fires by depriving the oil of the oxygen it needs to burst into flames; water just pushes the grease into the air, where it combusts. Check out this clip from Discovery's "Time Warp" series to learn more.
Time Warp: Grease Fire: Wide
When grease is blown into the air by water vaporizing underneath it, it attains access to the oxygen it needs to combust. Check out this clip from Discovery's "Time Warp" series to learn more.
Time Warp: Gumballs in Blender
Check out this clip for a close-up look at a gumballs in a blender -- you'll notice more detail than ever before in this slow-motion footage from Discovery Channel's "Time Warp" series.
Time Warp: Hammer Time
High-speed cameras take a close look at the incredibly destructive power of the sledgehammer ... and its effect on its human operator. Check out this clip from Discovery's "Time Warp" series to learn more.
Time Warp: Hetfield Guitar Smash Close-Up
Metallica's James Hetfield smashes an Xtone guitar in slow motion and close up in this video from Discovery Channel's "Time Warp." And for more Metallica, visit Metallica.com.
Time Warp: High Ball-Shooter MultiMix
The laws of gravity, momentum and viscosity are on this bartender's side. Check out this clip from Discovery's "Time Warp" series to learn more.
Time Warp: High Dive
By starting from a high platform, an athlete can add impressive acrobatics to a dive. The height adds to the danger because the diver is moving faster when he hits the water. Watch this slow motion video from "Time Warp."
Time Warp: Hot Ice
When warm water is saturated with sodium and then cooled, adding just one additional sodium acetate crystal will trigger a crystallization effect. Check out this clip from Discovery's "Time Warp" series to learn more.
Time Warp: Hummingbird Hover
Hummingbirds usually move too fast to watch closely, but thanks to this clip from Discovery Channel's "Time Warp" series you can watch a hummingbird feed in slow-motion.
Time Warp: Ink Spinner
Check out this clip for a close-up look at an art project using spinning ink -- you'll notice more detail than ever before in this slow-motion footage from Discovery Channel's "Time Warp" series.
Time Warp: Jacknife
This diver moves into the pike, or jackknife, position at the beginning of the dive, using muscle control to straighten out again before hitting the water. Watch this slow motion video from "Time Warp."
Time Warp: James Hetfield Sings
Watch -- at 2,000 frames per second -- as Metallica's James Hetfield spits out his lyrics in this video from Discovery Channel's "Time War." And for more Metallica, visit Metallica.com.
Time Warp: James Hetfield Smashes a Guitar
Metallica's James Hetfield sees what his solid-body ESP LTD is made of in this video from "Time Warp." And for more Metallica, visit Metallica.com.
Time Warp: James Hetfield vs Guitar
Metallica's James Hetfield makes quick work of the more hollow-bodied Xtone guitar in this video from "Time Warp." And for more Metallica, visit Metallica.com.
Time Warp: Jeff's Rocket
Watch as Discovery Channel's "Time Warp" host Jeff Lieberman holds a small rocket in his hands as it takes off.
Time Warp: Juice
Take a close-up look at unique slow-motion sequences in this clip from Discovery's "Time Warp" series.
Time Warp: Jump Can
Take a close-up look at unique slow-motion sequences in this clip from Discovery's "Time Warp" series.
Time Warp: Jump Can 2
Take a close-up look at unique slow-motion sequences in this clip from Discovery's "Time Warp" series.
Time Warp: Jump Rope 1
Watch this slow motion video of a double dutch jump rope trick, in which two jumpers enter at the same time. See this clip from Discovery Channel's "Time Warp."
Time Warp: Jump Rope 2
Watch this slow motion video of a double dutch jump rope trick, in which the jumper enters by doing a flip. See this clip from Discovery Channel's "Time Warp."
Time Warp: Jump Rope 3
Watch this slow motion video of a double dutch jump rope trick, in which the jumper enters by leaping over the shoulders of two people. Don't miss this clip from Discovery Channel's "Time Warp."
Time Warp: Jump Rope 4
Watch this slow motion video of a double dutch jump rope trick in this clip from Discovery Channel's "Time Warp."
Time Warp: Jump Stairs
Take a close-up look at unique slow-motion sequences in this clip from Discovery's "Time Warp" series.
Time Warp: Jump Stairs 2
Take a close-up look at unique slow-motion sequences in this clip from Discovery's "Time Warp" series.
Time Warp: Kiddie Pool Dive
To make a high dive into a kiddie pool, diver Darren Taylor moves his hands to both protect his face and change his downward motion into forward motion. Watch this slow motion video from "Time Warp."
Time Warp: Kirk Hammett Plays Guitar
To get his unique sound, Metallica's Kirk Hammett uses techniques known as "hammer-ons" and "pull-offs." Find out what these are in this video from "Time Warp." And find even more Metallica at Metallica.com.
Time Warp: Lady Bug Rain
A flower becomes a very slippery trampoline for a lady bug caught in the rain. Watch this video from Discovery Channel's "Time Warp."
Time Warp: Lars Ulrich Plays Drums
They may not look like it, but Lars' drums, sticks and cymbals are super flexible, allowing him to make so much NOISE. Watch this "Time Warp" video, and for more Metallica, visit Metallica.com.
Time Warp: Light Bulbs in Microwave
The radiation inside a microwave has a wavelength of about 2 centimeters, which is why rotating trays are key to even cooking. When a light bulb is in a low-field area, it stays dark, but as it moves another 2 cm into a high-field area, it lights up.
Time Warp: Lighter in Blender
While the jars of most blenders are glass or brittle plastic, Blendtec's are made from polycarbonate, a temperature- and impact-resistant polymer. Take a look at the rest of Discovery Channel's "Time Warp" clips to see more intense slow-motion footage.
Time Warp: Lighting Match
Check out this clip for a close-up look at a match lighting in slow-motion, courtesy of Discovery Channel's "Time Warp" series.
Time Warp: Like water and oil
Time Warp takes a look at what happens when water and boiling oil mix together. The result is pretty impressive. Check out this clip from Discovery's "Time Warp" series to learn more.
Time Warp: Lindy Spin
Speed gives professional dancers Nick Williams and Carla Heiney the momentum needed to execute dance moves like the spin.
Time Warp: Machine Gun Belt
This machine gun uses a belt feeding system to control the flow of ammunition. After the bolt fires a round and moves out of the way, a new round moves into place. Watch this video from Discovery Channel's "Time Warp."
Time Warp: Machines Mashup
We've collected some of our favorite scenes featuring machines from our "Time Warp" archives.
Time Warp: Matt Drinking Water
If you enjoyed the clips of a dog drinking in slow-motion, take a look at this shot of a human being drinking. Be sure to check out the rest of the clips in Discovery Channel's "Time Warp" for more amazing shots.
Time Warp: Metallica Rocks
Don't miss Metallica as they rock in super slo-mo , in this"Time Warp" video.
Time Warp: Milking a Rattlesnake
Biologist Freek Vonk milks a rattlesnake, causing it to release about half a milliliter of venom through small holes in its fangs. Watch this video from Discovery Channel's "Time Warp."
Time Warp: Minimal Splash
For a low-splash entry, a diver starts by making a hole in the surface of the water. He then pulls the rest of his body through the hole, minimizing the splash. Watch this slow motion video from "Time Warp."
Time Warp: Motorcycle Wheelie
With good balance and good timing, a motorcycle surfer can shift his center of gravity, completely leave the seat of the bike and return to it later.
Time Warp: Motorcycle Wipeout
A motorcycle surfer keeps his balance by adjusting his center of gravity. He can wipe out if he moves too far forward, backward or to the side.
Time Warp: Newton's Apple
"Time Warp" host Jeff Lieberman puts Newton's law of gravity to the test with a spiked helmet and apples.
Time Warp: Non-Newtonian Fluid
At rest, this mixture of cornstarch and water acts like a liquid. But hit the surface just so and the cornstarch particles bunch together, creating a temporary solid. Check out this clip from Discovery's "Time Warp" series to learn more.
Time Warp: Opening Soda Can
Take a look at this clip from Discovery Channel's "Time Warp" series to see what happens when you open a soda can. Be sure to check out the rest of the series for more amazing slow-motion clips.
Time Warp: Optimal Dive
At the start of a dive, a diver relies on both kinetic and potential energy -- kinetic energy from the motion of the body and the board, and potential energy from the board's height. Watch this slow motion video from "Time Warp."
Time Warp: Paint Balls
In order to prevent injury, paintball guns are regulated so that the top speed of the fired paintball is 300 feet per second. Check out this clip from Discovery's "Time Warp" series to learn more.
Time Warp: Paintball bulb
Take a close-up look at unique slow-motion sequences in this clip from Discovery's "Time Warp" series.
Time Warp: Paintball to the Head
In order to prevent injury, paintball guns are regulated so that the top speed of the fired ball is 300 feet per second. Check out this clip from Discovery's "Time Warp" series to learn more.
Time Warp: Paper Cut
A paper cut in slow motion reveals its true nature: the parting of a molecular sea. Watch this video from Discovery Channel's "Time Warp."
Time Warp: Pike Dive
In this one-and-a-half pike dive, every part of the diver's body is involved in maintaining forward momentum and straightening out before splashdown. Watch this slow motion video from "Time Warp."
Time Warp: Pinned Water Balloon
Take a look at this clip from Discovery Channel's "Time Warp" series to see a balloon popping in incredible slow-motion. Be sure to check out the rest of the series for more amazing slow-motion clips.
Time Warp: Playing With Food
Watch in slow motion as Jeff Lieberman and The Feasty Boys blow up batter and other foodstuffs in this video from Discovery Channel's "Time Warp."
Time Warp: Pool
Take a close-up look at unique slow-motion sequences in this clip from Discovery's "Time Warp" series.
Time Warp: Popping Corn
The transformation of a kernel to popcorn becomes a thing of beauty when viewed in slow motion. Check out the rest of Discovery Channel's "Time Warp" series for more amazing slow-motion shots.
Time Warp: Rattlesnake Strike
A western diamondback rattler strikes at the camera lens, moving at a speed of 15 feet per second and trailing drops of venom. Watch this video from Discovery Channel's "Time Warp."
Time Warp: Rattlesnake Strikes a Balloon
A rattlesnake strikes at a balloon filled with warm water. The snake is attracted by the balloon's heat. Heat is how it finds its prey. Watch this video from Discovery Channel's "Time Warp."
Time Warp: Raw Egg Meets Fan
Check out this clip for a close-up look at a raw egg hitting an electric fan in slow-motion, courtesy of Discovery Channel's "Time Warp" series.
Time Warp: Regular Glass Break
Take a look at this video from Discovery Channel's "Time Warp" to get a slow-motion glimpse of a two-by-four breaking a sheet of glass. Be sure to check out the rest of this series for more slow-motion sequences.
Time Warp: Robert Trujillo Close Up
Bassist Robert Trujillo uses a jazz/funk technique in which one hand slaps and pops the strings, giving Rob a more percussive sound and allowing him to play many notes quickly. Watch Metallica in this video from Discovery Channel's "Time Warp."
Time Warp: Robert Trujillo Plays Bass
Bassist Robert Trujillo uses a picking style that's similiar to flamenco guitarists like his dad, and it's unusual in metal music. Watch this video from "Time Warp," and for more Metallica, visit Metallica.com.
Time Warp: Rocket 22 23 24
Watch the smoke put out by a small rocket as it lifts off in this slow motion video from Discovery Channel's "Time Warp."
Time Warp: Rocket 37 38
Watch this slow motion video from Discovery Channel's "Time Warp" of a rocket lifting off.
Time Warp: Rope Swing
Watch this slow motion video from Discovery Channel's "Time Warp" of a man swinging two ropes-- above and below his body-- as he sits and lies down.
Time Warp: Samurai Sword
Nearly 4 feet long, the curved Katana sword is made of steel folded 5,000 times. Its blade soars through this tatami mat, as dense as a human torso. Check out this clip from Discovery's "Time Warp" series to learn more.
Time Warp: Scimitar to the Stomach
Thomas Nealeigh of Freak Show Deluxe takes a scimitar to the stomach. He lives to tell the tale, because he's protected by "extra body mass" that decelerates a blade designed to cut off heads. See this video from Discovery Channel's "Time Warp."
Time Warp: Skydive
Teardrops are perfectly aerodynamic; cubes aren't. A simple change in body position makes all the difference between skydiving and ... just falling.
Time Warp: Slick Road
Watch what happens as a tire comes in contact with a slick road in this video from Discovery Channel's "Time Warp."
Time Warp: Smooth Dive
No matter how impressive or complex the dive, a diver has to enter the water in a smooth, controlled way to keep from creating a big splash. Watch this slow motion video from "Time Warp."
Time Warp: Soda Fountain
Mentos' dimpled surface creates numerous sites where the soda's carbon dioxide can bubble. When the two are combined, the rush of escaping gas forms a geyser. Check out this clip from Discovery's "Time Warp" series to learn more.
Time Warp: Sparktastic Tesla Coil
See what happens when thermite, a mixture of metal powder and metal oxide, meets lightning bolt in this deleted Time Warp scene.
Time Warp: Speaker Flame
Take a close-up look at unique slow-motion sequences in this clip from Discovery's "Time Warp" series.
Time Warp: Spitting Cobra
A spitting cobra uses muscles to squeeze its venom glands, forcing venom out of small holes in the front of its fangs. The venom can temporarily blind enemies. Watch this video from Discovery Channel's "Time Warp."
Time Warp: Stairs Takeoff & Landing
Take a close-up look at unique slow-motion sequences in this clip from Discovery's "Time Warp" series.
Time Warp: Stick Fighting
Roan Kalani Grimm and Erik Bryant, part of the elite group of martial artists known as "The Dog Brothers" -- demonstrate the Filipino art of Kali in this video from Discovery Channel's "Time Warp."
Time Warp: Stick to the Stomach
After being struck by a 1.5-inch solid wood pole, Kun Tao Master Drew Serrano's skin ripples like water. Check out this clip from Discovery's "Time Warp" series to learn more.
Time Warp: Straight Razor
The sharp edge of a traditional straight razor cuts hair above the surface of the skin. Holding the blade at the correct angle keeps it from cutting the skin as well. Watch this video from Discovery Channel's "Time Warp."
Time Warp: Sumo Wrestler 1
Both sumo wrestlers' bodies play a role in this throw. With a hand on his opponent's belt, one gets a grip and starts the throw. The other's momentum carries him forward. Watch this video from Discovery Channel's "Time Warp."
Time Warp: Sumo Wrestler 2
A sumo wrestler's goal is to force his opponent out of the ring. This wrestler does so using repeated blows that follow his opponent's momentum. Watch this video from Discovery Channel's "Time Warp."
Time Warp: Tape-Measure Smoothie
Will It Blend takes on a tape measure for our Time Warp cameras. Check out this clip from Discovery's "Time Warp" series to learn more.
Time Warp: Tattooing
A tattoo gun drives its needle into the skin 80 to 150 times per second, and formally that's faster than a human eye can follow. Luckily, this clip from Discovery Channel's "Time Warp" series let's you take a slow-motion look at the art of tattooing.
Time Warp: Tesla Coil
A Tesla coil drums up so much electricity, surplus voltage shoots out. But since high-frequency electricity tends to travel outside objects, suits made with conductive materials protect the person inside.
Time Warp: Tesla Coil vs Balloon
In this deleted scene, see how electricity travels in the presence of a combustible fuel -- in this case, three balloons filled with highly explosive propane.
Time Warp: Thigh Strike
Watch what happens to the muscles and skin when a baton strikes the thigh, in this slow motion video from Discovery Channel's "Time Warp."
Time Warp: Tongue Trap
How long does it take for pain to travel from tongue to brain? Roughly 90 milliseconds, as shown by The Freak Show Deluxe's Thomas Nealeigh.
Time Warp: Torso Jump Rope
Watch this slow motion video of what happens to the upper body as a person jumps rope, in this clip from Discovery Channel's "Time Warp."
Time Warp: Toys in the dark
Watch this slow motion video of toys moving in the dark in this clip from Discovery Channel's "Time Warp."
Time Warp: Trebuchet
In medieval times, trebuchets were used to lob unpleasant items like rotting corpses or flaming pots of tar over castle walls, forcing the people inside to come out. See how it works in this video from Discovery Channel's "Time Warp."
Time Warp: Uncorking Champagne
Take a look at this clip from Discovery Channel's "Time Warp" series to see a champagne bottle uncorked in slow-motion. Be sure to check out the rest of the series for more amazing slow-motion clips.
Time Warp: Video Camera in Blender
Take a look at this mystifying clip from the "Time Warp" series to get a close-up view of a video camera in a blender. To see more fascinating slow-motion footage, check out the rest of this Discovery Channel series.
Time Warp: Wall Flip
Free-running champ Victor Lopez's secret to not breaking his legs on a jump? Landing on the balls of his feet and compressing his body, which disperses the force. Check out this slow-motion clip from Discovery Channel's "Time Warp" series to learn more.
Time Warp: Water Balloon Explosion
Water naturally falls as an aerodynamic sphere, but this 100-gallon water balloon didn't have time to resume that shape before crashing to the ground. Watch this video from Discovery Channel's "Time Warp."
Time Warp: Water Balloon to the Face, Part 1
Before he filmed this, Jeff Lieberman thought he could take a water balloon to the face without thinking. Take a look at the rest of Discovery Channel's "Time Warp" series for more slow-motion sequences.
Time Warp: Water Balloon to the Face, Part 2
Before he filmed this, Jeff thought he could take a water balloon to the face without thinking. Take a look at the rest of Discovery Channel's "Time Warp" series for more slow-motion sequences.
Time Warp: Water Balloon, Part 1
Take a look at this clip from Discovery Channel's "Time Warp" series to see a water balloon bouncing in slow-motion. Be sure to check out the rest of the series for more amazing slow-motion clips.
Time Warp: Water Balloon, Part 2
The second segment of this video shows another angle of a water balloon falling, at an even slower rate of speed. Take a look at the rest of Discovery Channel's "Time Warp" series for more slow-motion sequences.
Time Warp: Whip Through Soda Can
An 11-foot-long angular leather bullwhip makes easy work of this 12-ounce aluminum soda can. Check out this clip from Discovery's "Time Warp" series to learn more.
Time Warp: Will It Blend?
Blendtec founder and Internet sensation Tom Dickson visits the Time Warp set and dedicates his latest blend of an alarm clock to Discovery Channel.
Triggers: Baretta 9mm vs. Remote Control Car
In order to compare the differences between the M19-11 and the Beretta 9MM, Wil Willis and Former Marines Firearms Instructor, Grant Reynolds, decide to aim for a much smaller and mobile target.
Triggers: Kentucky Long Rifle vs Musket Army
Three musket guns against a Kentucky Long Rifle is an easy to win shooting competition. Hands down the musket army will win, right?
Triggers: MacMillan TAC-50
Triggers is going ballistic and Wil Willis fires the deadliest, most precise sniper rifle, the MacMillan TAC-50. See how this beauty cuts through more than six plates of steel.
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