Screengrab via Slow Mo Guys/YouTube

Super-slow-motion video of a dude getting hit in the face is mesmerizing

This looks like it hurts.


Austin Powell


Published Dec 12, 2016   Updated May 25, 2021, 9:56 am CDT

Everything is better in slow motion—and that includes watching someone getting clobbered in the face. 

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The guys have done this before, but everything is 1,000 times slower, and those extra frames make all the difference in the world. It’s truly remarkable to see Daniel Gruchy’s face wrinkle as he takes one for the team. 

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*First Published: Dec 12, 2016, 1:43 pm CST