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Mystery of Prince Rupert's Drop at 130,000 fps - Smarter Every Day 86

Key Facts In This Video

  1. Breaking the bulb of a Prince Rupert's Drop is almost impossible, but breaking the tail causes the entire structure to explode. 01:40

  2. Watch a Prince Rupert's Drop explode in slow motion: 02:16

  3. The inside of a Prince Rupert's Drop is in extremely high tensile stress. 04:22