Comparing the speed of glass breaking to that of a speeding bullet may initially seem like an odd comparison, like trying to compare apples to oranges. After all, both are fast, but they are not exactly similar in nature. The question then arises as to how one would go about measuring the speed of such things, and what amount of force would be required to match them up.
In order to answer this intriguing question, Gav and Dan, better known as the Slow Mo Guys, decided to conduct an experiment for our amusement. Their plan was to measure the speed at which a .45 caliber bullet travels when fired from a gun and compare it to the speed at which a crack travels in a glass pane in its first six feet.
To carry out this experiment, the Slow Mo Guys used their super slow motion cameras to capture the event, and the results were quite surprising. In the first three minutes of the video, viewers get to see the outcome of the experiment. The remainder of the video is dedicated to Gav and Dan enjoying themselves as they break the rest of the glass they purchased.
Overall, this is a fascinating experiment that provides an interesting insight into the speed and force required for two seemingly disparate phenomena.