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On this 2nd episode of Planet Slo Mo, we take a thermal look at a geyser and learn what makes them blow. Gav & Dan are Brits, so they pronounce it “geezer.”

On this first episode of PLANET SLOW MO, Gav and Dan travel to the volcanic island of Iceland to capture thousands of liters of boiling water exploding in slow motion. They also thought it was a good idea to put the Phantom on a drone. Was it a good idea? Let’s find out.

Planet Slow Mo – Official Trailer

Follow The Slow Mo Guys Gav and Dan in this new YouTube Originals Series as they travel the globe in search of the most awe-inspiring, jaw-dropping, time-stopping slow motion moments of wonder. From lightning strikes to the speed of light, awesome flying martial artists to gravity-defying flying fish, this is the ordinary made extraordinary like you’ve never seen it before, all shot in super slow mo.

Kurt Steiner set the world record for skipping stones by hurling a rock at the water and making it skip an astonishing 88 times. How is that even possible? WIRED‘s Robbie Gonzalez got coaching from Steiner to find out how he does it — and looked into fluid dynamics and physics to see whether we’ve reached the limit for skipping stones.

The standing vertical jump is an important measure of an athlete’s explosive power and a critical test in the NFL Combine. So who jumps the highest? And what’s the limit? WIRED‘s Robbie Gonzalez jumps in to examine the physics and physicality of maximum leaping ability.

Recent scientific evidence demonstrates that the Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt, was NOT a tomb built for the Pharaohs, but is literally a massive technological structure that is beyond our current understanding.

Learn why great white sharks are so difficult to keep in captivity and how the Monterey Bay Aquarium kept one alive for 6 months before releasing it.

Meet the very cute and very bizarre result of an almost 60-year-long experiment: they’re foxes that have been specially bred for their dog-like friendliness toward people. We do a little behavior research of our own, and discover what scientists continue to learn from the world’s most famous experiment in domestication. The fox experiment continues under the supervision of Lyudmila Trut at the Institute of Cytology and Genetics. Her book “How to Tame a Fox (and Build a Dog)”, co-authored by Lee Alan Dugatkin, details the history and science behind the experiment.

The hour record for cycling is very simple. It’s just one rider going as far as possible for one hour. WIRED’s Robbie Gonzalez explores the physical power needed to push for 60 minutes and the equipment and track choices that can make or break the record.

Legends of an ancient race of Giants are shared among cultures that span across multiple continents from around the world, and are also included in the most common religions on earth. Even the ancient Greeks describe the Giants included among the Greek Gods. There are many different words that have been used to describe the race of massive humans, such as the ‘Nephilim’ from the Bible. Descriptions of red haired Giants are shared by several different native American tribes in North America and even reaching as far away as Peru in South America.

Spoiler Alert: Unlikely.

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