Amazing slow motion video

100,000 fps!

100,000 fps!

And some science as well! Something a little different today – an exploration of Prince Rupert’s Drop – formed when molten glass is dropped into cold water. This video uses ultra-high-speed cameras to investigate these strange objects. Amazing! Enjoy.


  1. Lew Skannen says:

    Fascinating. I remember reading about them in a novel “Oscar and Lucinda” years ago and wondered whether they were even real or as described. Now I know.

  2. I had never heard of this before! How brilliant! That was fun to watch and made my afternoon. Thank you. 🙂

  3. Rathnakumar says:


  4. I’d learnt that glass is really only a supercooled liquid, which internalised its stresses, but I’d never seen this before; truly amazing.

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