Watch: Exploding CD in Slow-Mo

The Slow Mo Guys are the owners of a YouTube channel specializing in low-speed destruction. Well, the destruction is normal speed, but it’s filmed on advanced high-speed cameras, giving viewers a beautiful view of every nanosecond of an event. This video shows CDs spinning faster than their critical spin rate – 23,000 RPM, the speed at which a disc warps and shatters. The Slow Mo Guys recorded it at speeds up to 170,000 FPS, and the results are astounding.

Skip to 1:57 to see the spinning start, or 2:32 for the slow-mo version: