Splitting a Playing Card in ULTRA SLOW MOTION - Smarter Every Day 194

  • Published: 25 May 2018
  • One photo changed the trajectory of my life.
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Comments • 2 644

  • yeon
    yeon  1 years back

    Thank you for confirming that a person is not just simply "math and science," "humanities," or "arts" person, but a blend of everything. Just seeing you appreciate art and also knowing your passion for science made me smile and feel more confident about what I like doing. Thanks!

    • Titantube
      Titantube  1 months back

      yeon why do u have painted fingernails?

    • raph nej
      raph nej  4 months back

      I only like maths and a bit of physic and art.
      I also like philosophy but every one is its own philosopher

    • Jatin Batra
      Jatin Batra  6 months back

      0:22 NSFW

    • Kirito Kirigaya
      Kirito Kirigaya  7 months back

      I came down to write something similar. You have articulated much better.

      Destin, you're a good man. Feels I know you personally after watching 10-20 of your videos already. Thanks man.

    • Andrew Napier
      Andrew Napier  9 months back

      So very true, I love Smarter Every Day 👌👍

  • thirsty soul
    thirsty soul  5 days back

    Sir can you do with gatling machine gun?

    • Ananabay
      Ananabay  1 weeks back


      • Karl Fredrik
        Karl Fredrik  1 weeks back

        SmarterEveryDay + Vsauce would be amazing.

        • Pierobon
          Pierobon  1 weeks back

          I am not sure I have anyone that inspires me... I was always following my own stuff. Is that bad?

          • Kanhaiya Joy
            Kanhaiya Joy  2 weeks back

            PUBG wala kar98

            • Zak Aziam
              Zak Aziam  3 weeks back

              :20 he didn't block out the BALLS

              • mesSgamer
                mesSgamer  3 weeks back

                Is the gun you use a Karabiner Kar98 ?

                • Jxxx Kxxx
                  Jxxx Kxxx  3 weeks back

                  Great inspiration, gonna try it myself......

                  • Diego Ortiz 5759
                    Diego Ortiz 5759  4 weeks back

                    Dude, why are you showing a sculpture with a mans sack hanging for an intro?

                    • Richard Dean
                      Richard Dean  4 weeks back

                      Top job I thought, showing your evolution as a multi faceted person , coupled with the usual well done high speed stuff 👍👍👍😃

                      • Jarod Lewis
                        Jarod Lewis  4 weeks back

                        Kudos for not using a rifle stand. Nice shots!

                        • Lk M
                          Lk M  4 weeks back

                          Very good introspection and card shot.

                          • DaBigDaddy
                            DaBigDaddy  4 weeks back

                            Catching a bullet in slow motion

                            • Alec Rider
                              Alec Rider  4 weeks back


                              • George Wendling
                                George Wendling  1 months back

                                You aimed that gun at your 100k dollar camera.....

                                • Tarang Patil
                                  Tarang Patil  1 months back

                                  Every PUBG Player:
                                  *_No thats a Kar98K_*

                                  • Dizzynoodles
                                    Dizzynoodles  1 months back

                                    If anyone wants to know exactly what rifle that is its an M1906 Springfield .30-06 and it saw use in WW1 by the United States.

                                • 10.000 subscribers whitout a video gg

                                  4:20 is why youre here

                                  • Laurence vlogs
                                    Laurence vlogs  1 months back


                                    • John Stewart
                                      John Stewart  2 months back

                                      Harumph...a full one-minute air mattress ad in the middle.

                                      • R0UG3
                                        R0UG3  2 months back

                                        I once had a dream about that museum... I've never heard about it or seen it ever before...

                                        • News Now Fort Worth
                                          News Now Fort Worth  2 months back

                                          Have you ever done a slo-mo video of a string of firecrackers going off?

                                          • Dirk
                                            Dirk  2 months back

                                            Great video. Ty for all you do

                                            • mana Village telugu
                                              mana Village telugu  2 months back

                                              This is kar98 pubg

                                              • Wiktoria Heinz
                                                Wiktoria Heinz  2 months back

                                                Destin, I’m sure that I do get smarter every day any longer (being age 50+) but I really appreciate your channel 👍

                                                • Ms. Kuchisaké
                                                  Ms. Kuchisaké  2 months back

                                                  The statue of Michelangelo's David hanging upside down from his bound feet,... hmmm, kinky.

                                                  • Dwight Hicks
                                                    Dwight Hicks  2 months back

                                                    Nobody said anything about the fact that the woman in that very famous painting used to be looking straight forward ......everyone is afraid to talk about the mandela effect

                                                    • tonebone
                                                      tonebone  2 months back


                                                      • tonebone
                                                        tonebone  2 months back

                                                        COMING SOON A NUCLEAR WAR.

                                                        • PooPipeBoy
                                                          PooPipeBoy  2 months back

                                                          5:53 There's a lot of truth in this. Everyone copies everyone else, usually subconsciously. Just look at the automotive industry: If a carmaker (like Lamborghini) comes out with a new design theme that everyone thinks is awesome, it eventually gets copied throughout the industry to some extent. It's hard to break away from the subconscious habit of imitating what the successful guy is doing.

                                                          • Justin Hopkins
                                                            Justin Hopkins  3 months back

                                                            Love the music that accompanies these videos! But I'll admit all I can think about during the slow mo videos is what the sound effects really are😂

                                                            • Alex C-P
                                                              Alex C-P  3 months back

                                                              ummm, whats up with the blue nails in new york?

                                                              • Vinny Bottitta
                                                                Vinny Bottitta  3 months back

                                                                have you ever Recorded Of electricity lighting A light bulb is it instantaneous or is it like water going through a hose one side to the other?
                                                                food for thought

                                                                • Stream Dreams
                                                                  Stream Dreams  3 months back

                                                                  “I FOLD” says the king!

                                                                  • u
                                                                    u  3 months back

                                                                    Outstanding shipmate.

                                                                    • Megan Acheson
                                                                      Megan Acheson  3 months back

                                                                      I got my science teacher to watch u in class

                                                                      • Ryan Ramsey
                                                                        Ryan Ramsey  3 months back

                                                                        It’s how we learn and how we teach others. Information > Imitation > Innovation.

                                                                        • vi3tv0tinh
                                                                          vi3tv0tinh  3 months back

                                                                          It's ok to copy. And what you're doing is art

                                                                          • Anish Gupta
                                                                            Anish Gupta  3 months back

                                                                            You are such a noob! How could someone miss a headshot with a Kar98 from such a close range!

                                                                          • Matthew Rowles
                                                                            Matthew Rowles  3 months back

                                                                            Does it get old? No.

                                                                            • 1k subs without any videos

                                                                              SmarterEveryDay: splits a playing card in 2 pieces with bullet

                                                                              Rick Smith Jr:splits a bullet in half with a playing card

                                                                              • Hitman1978
                                                                                Hitman1978  3 months back

                                                                                What amazed me about all these bullet shots, especially the first one where he actually missed the card, was the effect the shockwave had on the card.

                                                                                • Onyx
                                                                                  Onyx  3 months back

                                                                                  Poor statue never got through manhood in the place where it counts

                                                                                  • Alexander Rüedi
                                                                                    Alexander Rüedi  3 months back

                                                                                    How can you smile nonstop without looking creepy? Interesting how it adds tension

                                                                                    • Finger Nails
                                                                                      Finger Nails  3 months back


                                                                                      • Toby Sage
                                                                                        Toby Sage  3 months back


                                                                                        • Kacper
                                                                                          Kacper  3 months back

                                                                                          8 Year Olds: THATS THE FORTNITE HUNTING RIFLE!!!!

                                                                                          • Laurie Breeding
                                                                                            Laurie Breeding  3 months back

                                                                                            0:19 testicles