Can a Solid Glass Ball Stop a 50cal???

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  • You gotta get Destin on this. Do a collab with Smarter Every Day. He'll figure it out.

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  • So, when you fire a bullet, it becomes LOADED with kinetic energy. So, when the bullet impacts, all the energy is transferred to the impacted object. In this case, a solid glass ball. Here's the funny thing. A sphere, in nature is the strangest 3 dimensional shape. When the bullet impacted, it created shockwaves creating those waves y'all saw. The reason why it cracked on the back is because all the shockwaves gathered at that point making that point have just slightly less energy than the impact point.

    Robert YoungRobert Young6 minuuttia sitten
  • World War II Italians would pull bullets out of the casings and flip them so when fired can go to a metal plate that snipers hide behind for covered during trench warfare flipped bullet heads caused enough Force hitting in a certain way what happens with blunt objects with so much force causes it to chip from the other side was against the Geneva convention technically armor piercing at the time

    ENDoftheHATCHETENDoftheHATCHET19 minuuttia sitten
  • It's because of negative g forces and whiplash

    Isaiah BurrellIsaiah Burrell23 minuuttia sitten
  • Bruh demo ranch be getting gray

    cool17019gamingcool17019gaming27 minuuttia sitten
  • Wait why can’t the camera just move back in the beginning?

    BXPEBXPE31 minuutti sitten
  • if this had cold war physics it wouldn’t even put a hole in it

    ReputationReputation32 minuuttia sitten
  • this in cold war is the worst gun of all time

    ReputationReputation32 minuuttia sitten
  • Hey speaking as a glass blower, the reason why you kept sneezing was because the impact of the bullet to the glass caused a almost microscopic glass dust cloud that you were breathing in and it was causing your airways irritation. Long term exposure to breathing particles like that can cause conditions like silicosis.

    Hugh PeltierHugh Peltier45 minuuttia sitten
  • my dad has the same 9mmn

    nicole austrengnicole austreng47 minuuttia sitten
  • Yeah you really should have been wearing a full face respirator for this whole video. Breathing in glass dust isn't a joke and can lead to silicosis

    EGL24XxEGL24Xx55 minuuttia sitten
  • My man got old, what happened?

    MaximeMaxime59 minuuttia sitten
  • i think the shock waves go through and just shoot out a peice out on the other end.

    echosong the songwingechosong the songwingTunti sitten
  • The new video he posted id age restrictions see d lmfao im 17 like wtf

  • The physical force from the impact is spreading around the ball from the outside and where the force hits on the back creates another set of cracks due to the vibrations hitting each other on the opposite side

    Phoenix AlexanderPhoenix AlexanderTunti sitten
  • at 8 min mark Just a question: does it have anything to do with its spherical shape and shock waves travelling on surface as well as through the body of the thing, impacting at one point opposite?

    Ian McDonaldIan McDonaldTunti sitten
  • Corona

    Dimere JosephDimere JosephTunti sitten
  • as to the crack in the back its simple physics the force goes thru the object and hits the serfice of the other side and cracks the inside.

    pickle rickpickle rickTunti sitten
  • Probably waves or something learning about it in physics right now

    HyperoxHyperoxTunti sitten
  • Physics

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  • Just fuckin smoked himself in the intro

    tyler cardentyler cardenTunti sitten
  • Bless you

    Craig BillingsCraig BillingsTunti sitten
  • Haha i knew it was from how rediculous!

    Derek TaylorDerek TaylorTunti sitten
  • Says that looks like it would cut me but still touches it lmao🤣😂🤣🤣

    Z9VisionYTZ9VisionYT2 tuntia sitten
  • Really good throw

    BlackChief0BlackChief02 tuntia sitten
  • I woukld like a 50 can machinghe gun piercing a car.

    XD 13XD 132 tuntia sitten
  • I subbed cus the intro

    Fade AwayFade Away2 tuntia sitten
  • Forget the glass ball how about that stand that’s holding the ball 🧐

    KosmcKosmc2 tuntia sitten
  • coney joney ifykyk 44 club

    Roro1009Roro10092 tuntia sitten
  • 14:16 OMG

    tzach07tzach072 tuntia sitten
  • I haven’t been up to date but what happened to vet ranch?

    Cheater WheezyCheater Wheezy2 tuntia sitten
  • Wondering why you are sneezing everytime you get close to the cloud of very fine glass powder that you previously exploded in the air by shooting a giant sphere made of glass... totally clueless

    Asdrubale GirolamoAsdrubale Girolamo2 tuntia sitten
  • 2:25 BREAKING NEWS: Matt Officially Condones Ethnic Violence Towards Gypsies!!!

    bowen voowybowen voowy2 tuntia sitten
  • The uninterested jeep intrahepatically wrestle because story connoly blush given a old music. ill-fated, xenophobic link

    Le Xuan truongLe Xuan truong2 tuntia sitten
  • What knife is he using?

    Kyrannosaur GamingKyrannosaur Gaming2 tuntia sitten
    • Its cause of the force of the bullet if it hits it can break on the sides or back aswel

      bowen voowybowen voowy2 tuntia sitten
  • i was thinking that whole video smarter every day needs to do a video absolutely

    OmegathehuskyOmegathehusky2 tuntia sitten
  • When you look into the ball you can see Australia

    Rraptor1012Rraptor10122 tuntia sitten
  • Есть русские?

    Timofei VasilievTimofei Vasiliev2 tuntia sitten
  • Before i die i wanna shoot a gun at least once. Doubt i would even be able to own one

    MartendoMartendo2 tuntia sitten

    janoskoscott222janoskoscott2223 tuntia sitten
  • Put playback speed to 0.25 and go to 12:34 - at least 12;51 Trust me it's worth it 🤣

    Alcry 4Alcry 43 tuntia sitten
  • Can you do a video to see if steel toed boots are bullet proof

    Jaxson ThroneberryJaxson Throneberry3 tuntia sitten
    • They are not.

      T BomanT Boman2 tuntia sitten
  • 14:06 *jesus*

    Greatest RedefinedGreatest Redefined3 tuntia sitten
  • Dude I think you're getting all the glass particulates in your sinuses

    Jeff Mc GarveyJeff Mc Garvey3 tuntia sitten
  • Shockwaves

    Jamie FontenotJamie Fontenot3 tuntia sitten
  • I’m pretty sure it a inside wave that’s not strong but when it hits where the back is it just backs a punch and like cracks. especially when its solid it goes the the middle and there’s not a wave bc it just travels down the middle that’s so when it’s not solid it’s a little inside wave blah blah blah what I said before and when it’s solid in side it just goes through middle. Well that atleast what my peanut brain thinks

    joe powelljoe powell3 tuntia sitten
  • What otf knife was that?

    Jeff Mc GarveyJeff Mc Garvey3 tuntia sitten
  • tell me why he's pointing a firearm at his own arm in the thumbnail this kind of irresponsibility is absolutely ridiculous

    Mountain MonthsMountain Months3 tuntia sitten
  • I never understood "falling in love" with a gun based on aesthetics......that is until the Mini-14 showed up in my life, Lord Almighty that is a gorgeous firearm Awooooga! 👀

    e.kab.e.kab.3 tuntia sitten
  • Its cause of the force of the bullet if it hits it can break on the sides or back aswel

    jaro timmersjaro timmers3 tuntia sitten
  • Matt get a 7mm mag.

    Logan BlakeLogan Blake3 tuntia sitten
  • Are you happy now, FIstart? Here, I've watched the video!! ARE YOU HAPPY NOW?

    eimaisklhroseimaisklhros3 tuntia sitten
  • cones!!!!!!

    Chayton RinerChayton Riner4 tuntia sitten
  • 12:29 bless you. 😁

    Rod SquadRod Squad4 tuntia sitten

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  • Breathing glass dust is literally asking for health issues, you should've waited few mins for it to calm down before looking at the damage

    PetarPetar4 tuntia sitten
  • Kinect energy

    Aidan WilbornAidan Wilborn4 tuntia sitten
  • Oh, and hey... congratulations on breathing in glass dust. Please wear better PPE when dealing with glass and concrete. Bad things happen to your lungs otherwise. :)

    William WilsonWilliam Wilson4 tuntia sitten
  • Glass is a liquid. Very slow moving, but it is a liquid. The impact transfers through the ball and concentrates on the opposite side causing it to fracture on the opposite side.

    William WilsonWilliam Wilson4 tuntia sitten
    • No, glass is NOT a liquid. It's an amorphous solid. Look it up.

      T BomanT Boman4 tuntia sitten
  • 16 and a half minutes for a 30 second video? Ya lets go down to the comments and find where it actually occurs. 14:15

    AnonymousAnonymous4 tuntia sitten
  • The gun he keeps in the boot is the epitome of the american dream.

    Shera KangShera Kang4 tuntia sitten
  • yeah watching this on acid hurts my brain

    oskar oräddoskar orädd4 tuntia sitten
  • If your wondering the answer is no

    Q BlazerQ Blazer4 tuntia sitten
  • i recall hearing somewhere that an impact from an asteroid on the moon causes a massive earthquake on the opposite side of the moon from where the impact happened since all the energy converges on that focal point. I don't remember what it's called or where i heard it but it seems to be a similar phenomenon.

    Christian SalgeChristian Salge4 tuntia sitten
  • Better wear a dust mask, inhaling the glass dust is no joke

    Jamie LeeJamie Lee4 tuntia sitten
  • Gesundheit!

    OhWell1962OhWell19625 tuntia sitten
  • so it cracks the back and not the center cause the force isn't being transferred through the middle of the spear, but through the surface of the spear. the crack on the opposite side is from the transfer of force traveling along the surface and meeting up at that spot

    Mopar_operatorMopar_operator5 tuntia sitten
  • cool!

    Kendall WintersKendall Winters5 tuntia sitten
  • The magic science behind it is called Energieerhaltungssatz. (Just Translate it its german)

    Jj MoeJj Moe5 tuntia sitten
  • Will Matt ever learn that fresh shots are hot? Stay tuned for the next episode of Dragon Ball Z

    Tyler JordanTyler Jordan5 tuntia sitten
  • That was the coolest introduction I’ve seen ever on FIstart

    Will BraunschweigWill Braunschweig5 tuntia sitten
  • Try teh M96 Satan

    ŞhüñgîťęŞhüñgîťę5 tuntia sitten
  • The a energy from the bullet gets dispersed and follows the sphere in all directions and the energy collides in the back of the ball making it crack

    Alec WardaAlec Warda6 tuntia sitten
  • I will buy that smooth chunk from the first ball for $75. Hit me up.

    Aarnav GaddamAarnav Gaddam6 tuntia sitten
  • DemolitionRanch making Art

    FafnirChaos07FafnirChaos076 tuntia sitten
  • the really impressive part about all this is the fact that the stand never got blown away, and with all the guns except the last one the ball never got pushed out of the stand.

    Haptic GamingHaptic Gaming6 tuntia sitten
  • The potentional from the bulltet got trought the ball and released it on the other side (i think)

  • Now sell it online for thousands as "modern art"🤣

    Nateworthy530 XNateworthy530 X6 tuntia sitten
  • Breathing in that glass dust is probably what's irritating your nose.

    Moto NuggetMoto Nugget7 tuntia sitten
  • The force of the bullet travels around the outside equally because it's a sphere. The shockwave travels around in all directions from the point of impact and the shock waves meet at the back of the sphere, colliding and stopping the flow of energy, but that energy just doesn't go away, something has to give so it shatters the surface of the glass.

    Matt HartMatt Hart7 tuntia sitten
  • ~~ The way energy dissipates...Science is amazing...

    Paul BunyanPaul Bunyan7 tuntia sitten
  • You know the little clacky-ball desk ornaments?? Same concept is happening here.

    CamCam7 tuntia sitten
  • I like how he just starts rubbing his hands all over the broken glass, either his hands are made of steel or he is just crazy

    Zachary FlanaganZachary Flanagan7 tuntia sitten
  • Why did I actually think there were two people until they stopped talking

    DeSean DurhamDeSean Durham7 tuntia sitten
  • Maybe you getting allergic from inhaling a litteral cloud of glass? 🧐🤣

    Casper BjerkehagenCasper Bjerkehagen7 tuntia sitten
  • Bro... you just inhaled glass powder. That is no joke

    A snarling FetusA snarling Fetus8 tuntia sitten
  • There's only one Matt. I'm glad you are not part of a right-wing militia. You would be scary dude.

    Mfanawemkosi FakudzeMfanawemkosi Fakudze8 tuntia sitten
  • you are sneezing bcs of glass dust in air

    Lexa43Lexa438 tuntia sitten
  • totally stupid...waste of materials

    Aufgeklärter HistorikerAufgeklärter Historiker8 tuntia sitten
  • my eyes are straining to see the impacts on the big ball.

    Philip PrudekPhilip Prudek8 tuntia sitten
  • Why Aggie ring k on left and wedding ring on right?

    Roddy RichRoddy Rich8 tuntia sitten
  • Newton’s Laws, I think of Newton’s Cradle

    DoubleDizzle 1811DoubleDizzle 18118 tuntia sitten
  • 2 times

    Kishane HeavenKishane Heaven9 tuntia sitten
  • That big ball just died

    Kishane HeavenKishane Heaven9 tuntia sitten
  • Shockwave from the impact reflects from the inner surface just like the light. Since the wave has some length, the reflected part interferes near the surface causing damage to the material. This effect is known as spalling. Interesting fact - German bunker ceilings during WWII had hollow cores filled with sand in order to force this effect before shockwave reached the bunker interior.

    XeeXee9 tuntia sitten
  • Legend says whoever pulls the 50 from the crystal ball stand becomes the new king of demolition ranch.

    Adam KimbleAdam Kimble9 tuntia sitten
  • Its probably got something to do with the glass stress as it hardens after being formed. The force stays around the exterior.

    Paul Bors-KoefoedPaul Bors-Koefoed9 tuntia sitten
  • shockwave of the bullet hitting the ball travels around it to a single point and shatters it

    nono9 tuntia sitten
  • Before I watch this, i wanna state that this is a a horrible idea for many reasons, and this guy should probably be arrested for it

    rpg jones -that one meowstic-rpg jones -that one meowstic-9 tuntia sitten
  • Spalling?

    IndependentfellowIndependentfellow9 tuntia sitten