Holy crap, a supersonic ping pong ball can destroy a ping pong paddle

We may earn a commission from links on this page.

Ping pong balls are fragile—they can be easily be crushed with your fingers. Ping pong paddles are really hard—they can easily break your finger bones and do serious damage. With that in mind, watch this video of a supersonic ping pong ball destroying a paddle in slow motion. It's incredible.

John Huhn from the Motion Engineering department at Purdue University's College of Engineering, "here's a clip of a ball going through the paddle then breaking it off at the handle. This is at 30,000 frames per second." Amazing.

SPLOID is a new blog about awesome stuff. Join us on Facebook