Shooting The Burning Wick Off A Candle In Ultra Slow Motion

November 30, 2016


This is a video of the Slow-Mo Guys shooting the wick off a burning candle with a pellet gun while filming it at 28,000 frames/second. For reference, that's 27,999 frames per second more than a single frame (aka a photograph). It takes them several attempts before they actually hit the wick, presumably because it's difficult to shoot the wick of a candle with a pellet gun. I mean sure I could have done it on the first try, but that's just me and my friends don't call me the Dead-Eyed Dandy for no reason. They call me that because I only wear vests and my left eye always points straight down.

Keep going for the video, but skip to 4:35 for the actual hit and sweet slow motion results.

Thanks to Carmen, who not only could have hit the wick on the first try, but shot a flaming arrow to relight the candle before you could say "Wait, wait, don't shoot yet, I'm still standing behind it."

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