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You will cringe watching a mouse trap slice through a hot dog in slow motion

Some things you don't realize are horrifying until you look at a 147,000 FPS.


John-Michael Bond


Published Jan 24, 2017   Updated May 25, 2021, 3:42 am CDT

Watching things get destroyed is fun. It’s the focus of an entire subgenre on YouTube, ranging from simple stupid human tricks to intricate high-tech demonstrations of scientific wonder. Today’s example comes from the channel Warped Perception and is decidedly on the side of scientific wonder, with just enough stupidity to stay fun. On the face of it, putting a hot dog in a mouse trap is sort of funny. It looks goofy and you can easily make off-color jokes. But what happens when you film the whole thing in super slow motion?

In Mouse Trap vs. Hot Dog, you find out. Oddly, the answer is scarier than we expected. In normal slow motion, you see the trap’s arm fly down, slowly cutting through the flesh of the hot dog. It’s impressive, but nothing you haven’t seen before. Then they slow it down to 147,000 FPS. At this speed you can witness the soul leaving the hot dog as the bar glides through its soft outer casing, creating a momentary ripple effect that almost looks like water across the surface.

There’s a reason we weren’t meant to see things go this slow. Enjoy the horror for yourself below.

H/T Boing Boing

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*First Published: Jan 24, 2017, 9:45 am CST