How Ridiculous pool table bowling ball

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YouTubers decimate a pool table by dropping a bowling ball on it from 150 feet up

Watch the destrution.


Josh Katzowitz

Internet Culture

Posted on Jun 4, 2018   Updated on May 21, 2021, 2:23 pm CDT

The YouTubers known as How Ridiculous already have proven that a trampoline can take plenty of abuse when you drop a bowling ball, a 60-pound ice block, or a comfortable reclining chair on top of it from a height of 150 feet.

But what about a pool table that doesn’t have the give of a trampoline? What about a bowling ball torpedoing down on said pool table? What kind of destruction would that cause?

Well, the Australian YouTubers, who boast of 2.3 million YouTube followers, are in search of answers, and luckily, they deliver. First, they test out the table’s stability with a plethora of billiards balls dropped from the top of a 150-foot tower. Then, they use a water balloon as the cue ball to see how many balls they can get into the pocket from high in the air (the water balloon did plenty of more damage than you might think).

Then, it’s time for the main event.

How Ridiculous has made its name on YouTube for a dazzling array of trick shot videos, shooting baskets from the tops of dams and waterfalls. But lately, they’ve gotten plenty of page views by climbing to the top of that same tower and dropping household items onto objects that maybe (but maybe not) can handle such an impact. As a result, millions and millions of page views have been earned.

And if there’s one thing the How Ridiculous team has taught us, it’s this: If you drop anything onto a pool table from 150 feet up in the air—especially if the table is chintzy and second hand—you’re going to see plenty of green felt destruction.


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*First Published: Jun 4, 2018, 10:43 am CDT