Microwaved Air Bag In Slow Motion

Explosions are cool. Slow motion is cool. So an explosion in slow motion is awesome, right? Yup. The Slow Mo guys took an airbag from a car and decided what better way to put it to the test than to throw it in a microwave? To be specific, they put it in a microwave and then shot it in both 2000fps and 1000fps with the Phantom Flex 4k. That means you get to see the entire explosion happen in slow motion.

Which leads to the point that it isn’t necessarily just impact that sets an airbag off, heat and pressure also do the trick. It happens all the time in car fires and crashes that didn’t necessarily have enough power to set the air bag off but then left the airbag under pressure or exposed to serious heat. So why not see what actually happens in the process? And without having to endure a car crash or somebody getting hurt. It’s the best possible outcome…explosions and safety!

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