Six days ago, Laughing Squid posted the above highlight reel from a Danish TV Show called Dumt and Farligt (Stupid and Dangerous). It immediately went viral, and expectedly so. It features gratuitous hi-def shots in super slow mo of everything from a wrecking ball smashing a fish bowl to fireworks exploding inside a watermelon.
Flour on a candle, courtesy of Dumt and Farligt on YouTube
The synopsis of the TV show, as translated through Google is, "Most injuries occur at home, but have you ever wondered why? We have here at Zulu, and therefore we have set January Elhøj and Lasse Spang Olsen to investigate. At a desolate place, they have got their own house as a laboratory, and here they test all the instructions say you must not! It’s stupid and it’s dangerous and it is every Monday. 21.00." Not mentioned above is the fact that Zulu also gave the two men a Phantom Flex camera, which has a lot to do with their success. The Phantom Flex can shoot at 2,800 frames per second at 1920 x 1080p, which means it can shoot super-high-definition videos that can be slowed way, way down. In honor of the explosion of the video above, it's worth taking a longer look at the camera and some clips that show what it can do.