The humble spud gun, which may or may not be illegal to actually use, own or even make where you live, is a wonderful thing. Packed into this potato launching barrel of fun, however is a lot of very cool looking science.
A month or so ago, Destin Sandlin of YouTube’s Smarter Every Day, built one using clear pipes, so that we could see what was happening as he hurled potatoes towards some watermelons. In his latest video, he brings the spud launcher back out with a high speed camera shooting 20,000fps and the results are amazing.
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