Watch a giant balloon with a man inside burst in spectacular slow motion
The beauty of water balloons is that they burst in the blink of an eye.
Now a pair of slow-motion experts has managed to capture such an explosion using a 6ft (1.8 metre)-wide version of the classic children’s toy. In the video, one half of the Slow Mo Guys is shown climbing inside the balloon as it fills with so much water it splits, causing water to break free and cascade around the garden.
The video, called '6ft Man in 6ft Giant Water Balloon', is actually a remake of a 2011 video the pair filmed using a similar sized balloon. Over the course of five minutes, Texas-based Daniel Gruchy attempts to pull the 6ft balloon around his body. His partner Gavin Free even has to come and help him at one point. All the while, water from a hose is gradually filling the giant balloon with water. After around two minutes the sides of the balloon bursts spectacularly in real-time.
This same shot is then shown in slow motion, to reveal a huge tear ripping across the top of the balloon by Mr Gruchy’s legs. The water stays in the shape of the balloon briefly before collapsing and surrounding him.
Watch this one in HD! The slow mo guys are well aware that water balloons are always good in slow motion. In this video, Gav and crew try (and fail many times) to pop a 6ft giant red balloon. Released on May 3, 2011.