Damn: Watch A 1.5-Inch Reinforced Steel Rod Pulled Until It Snaps In Half (In Slow Motion)

January 18, 2017


This is a video of the Slow Mo Guys visiting a Perdue University testing lab to watch a 1.5-inch thick reinforced steel rod being stretched until it snaps in half. It's actually pretty interesting to witness, because I didn't think that could be done by anything on earth but Superman. You can actually see the rod stretching before it snaps clean. I learned a lot by watching it. Mostly, that if you're a reinforced steel rod you're going to want to stay the hell away from the testing labs at Perdue University.

Hit the jump for the video while I break a couple fingers trying to snap a chopstick.

Thanks to Dunc, who agrees even if it is safe, you still shouldn't stand that close. You never know what kind of freak accident God has in store for you.

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