Slow-Motion Video: Playing Racquetball With a Hard-Boiled Egg

Or, egg salad the messy way

The Moment of Impact

Paul Adams

What happens when you hit a hard-boiled egg with a racquetball racquet? The tireless minds at PopSci set out to investigate, with a Phantom super-slow-motion HD camera and the intrepid (and, we found out, remarkably graceful) Stan Horaczek.

(You may remember seeing Stan get punched in the face. All in good fun, right, Stan?)

The Phantom series of cameras, capable of even more dramatic feats than this one, continue to wow us. The new v1610, easily capable of shooting 16,000 frames per second, won a Best Of What's New award this year. Stay tuned for more delightful clips.