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Balls of Steel Make Sonic Boom

  • Published on Jan 16, 2022 veröffentlicht
  • I make a shockwave with two steel balls
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Comments • 7 613

  • James Hum
    James Hum 4 months ago +46059

    Ah, so THIS is why I’m constantly finding burn holes in my boxers.

  • muhammad Hassan
    muhammad Hassan Month ago +828

    "The power of the balls in the palm of my hand"

    TERRA Month ago +675

    "balls of steel make sonic boom"
    -I see you are a man of culture as well

  • zuehl
    zuehl 11 days ago +204

    Everyone: Balls of Steel
    Me: *"ThE pErFeCt GoLdEn RaTiO eNeRgY!1!!"*

  • RedQuart
    RedQuart 5 days ago +5

    "When you pound paper with a hammer, you get flat paper"
    "Wait so paper has depth?"
    "Always has"
    **intense gunshot**

  • Liqweed
    Liqweed 2 months ago +3835

    As a wise man once said:
    "I've got balls of steel."

  • Terence Cui 崔允泰
    Terence Cui 崔允泰 14 days ago +141

    Zeppeli said to johnny: this is the power of spinning

  • -ᄒᴥᄒ-Funni
    -ᄒᴥᄒ-Funni 12 days ago +314

    "Balls of Steel"
    **Looks at comments**

  • dragonellla
    dragonellla Month ago +2

    this guy is more effective than my science teacher.

  • Madara Uchiha
    Madara Uchiha 6 days ago +8

    "golden rotation" "Chumimi" "Arigato gyro" "infinite spin" steel ball run

  • EmberTheWitcher
    EmberTheWitcher 4 months ago +27227

    He never runs out of random facts that everyone doesn’t know but also finds interesting 🤔

  • God
    God 6 days ago +1

    Okay so what I’m hearing is:
    Construct two very large steel balls.
    Large enough that it takes 3 years to construct both.
    Construct a safety zone on accord of the calculations that were made if the two are to come it contact.
    Once safety zone is constructed, collide two balls.
    Have the calculations be incorrect, completely shatter several tectonic plates.

  • Zupas
    Zupas 17 days ago +2

    A wise man once said
    "When i walk my balls of steel collide making a sonic boom"

  • Dandelivion Ste
    Dandelivion Ste 11 days ago +16

    "I want a man with balls of steel"
    A man with balls of steel:

  • Crimsuspy
    Crimsuspy 14 days ago +30

    Superman : thats why theres always holes in my pants when im jogging

  • Bob Lobby
    Bob Lobby Month ago +2399

    The legendary “Balls Of Steel” I’m always hearing people refer to.

  • PButterAnimates
    PButterAnimates 26 days ago +3

    It truly has been a detour. truly, truly a very roundabout path. Thank you, Gyro.

  • Mode7
    Mode7 Month ago

    This channel constantly amazes me, but for some reason the shockwave ripples in the aluminum foil might be the coolest thing I’ve seen yet

  • Sushma Devi
    Sushma Devi 9 days ago +6

    "Balls of steel"
    *Man of culture spotted*

  • Taz
    Taz 11 days ago +15

    Ubisoft saw this and said: “Yes”

  • TimeWalker
    TimeWalker 2 months ago +1679

    Can we all just appreciate how smooth his balls are?

  • The Dark Lord
    The Dark Lord 5 days ago

    Yep you can even calculate the temperature just downstream of the shockwave. Depending on the situation such as the localized speed of sound, this temperature could be tens of hundreds and maybe even thousands of degrees hotter.

  • Rio Jiménez
    Rio Jiménez 17 days ago

    "So the reason I'm using two inch, one pound steel balls..." ...those are some impressive stats, my friend. 👍

  • Ian
    Ian 21 day ago

    it's amazing how he managed to clapping two balls together every single time without hitting his fingers

  • Kasz Esteban
    Kasz Esteban 5 days ago

    I tried with mine, it worked so well!

  • Misconduxt
    Misconduxt 4 months ago +3352

    Now we need a zoomed in slow mo version of that experiment on aluminium foil.

    • Kas Berkhof
      Kas Berkhof 3 days ago

      @Chevy Chase out of what box? This is the most logical progression of this demonstration possible

    • Chevy Chase
      Chevy Chase 9 days ago

      @ohaidohtrewunate way to think out of the box! Good idea!

    • ohaidohtrewunate
      ohaidohtrewunate 3 months ago +1

      Maybe you might be able to capture it better with an infrared camera since its generating heat.

    • Lucie Ciepka
      Lucie Ciepka 4 months ago +1

      Slow motion with Schlieren effect 🤓 maybe Destin from Smarter every day can do it.

    • Danny Gonzalez
      Danny Gonzalez 4 months ago +1

      Brrring out the Phantom Cam!

  • WhoKnew
    WhoKnew Day ago

    Every sound is a sonic boom my guy. Air that moves fast makes a sonic boom and that’s what we hear. Still, this is a cool factoid I didn’t know.

  • Leoslays
    Leoslays 16 days ago

    This makes having balls of steel have a whole new meaning

  • Bocaj Idrat
    Bocaj Idrat 2 days ago

    “Normally if you pound a piece of paper between two pieces of steel, you just get flat paper.” Isn’t paper always flat? 🤔

    SHREYAS 22 days ago

    I like how this dude is exited for small things 😂

  • da duck
    da duck 3 months ago +5747

    Just imagine the amount of sonic booms happening in a marathon

    • Ruby Hikerson
      Ruby Hikerson 11 days ago

      Imagine doing jumping jack

    • Not Signed In
      Not Signed In 18 days ago

      @eyeVANDALeyes because you boom sonics

    • Isabel Hare
      Isabel Hare Month ago

      And then imagine the amount of sonic booms happening in an Ironman!

    • TokyoXtreme
      TokyoXtreme Month ago

      @Mitsukake Underrated.

  • You don't know me
    You don't know me 10 days ago +26

    "Well amazing, lemme try this"
    * _Looks Down_ *

  • TheFlyingCrud
    TheFlyingCrud 23 days ago

    Thats actually insane! Had no idea about this, very cool

  • masterimbecile
    masterimbecile 13 days ago

    Could this be also why ball mills can grind things down to such fine powders?

  • Debuily
    Debuily 12 days ago +11

    "steel balls"

    • Warlock Paladin
      Warlock Paladin 4 days ago

      Actually, it's from Duke Nuke'em.
      That said, it does have a JoJo vibe about it.

  • PfropfNo1
    PfropfNo1 2 months ago +2320

    Mom: “are you showing your balls in the internet again?”
    Action lab: “yes but it’s for science.”
    Viewers: “damn, this guy has some balls of steel”

    • Eric Styles
      Eric Styles Month ago +1

      All those out of work comedians,
      ..& you're just giving it away here..
      the nerve.

    • TheSyrinGamer
      TheSyrinGamer Month ago +1

      Basically a dad joke lmao💀

    • James30
      James30 Month ago

      hol up

    • Keqing San~
      Keqing San~ Month ago


    • Nic_e
      Nic_e 2 months ago +13

      @Thenonkiller because it had multiple puns

  • faisolk
    faisolk Day ago +1

    "You just get flat paper" so the paper wasn't flat before?

  • Big Sean
    Big Sean 10 days ago +2

    That’s what 2 black holes colliding do to a time-space, the same thing as to that aluminum foil.

  • Alex Gagnon
    Alex Gagnon 4 days ago +1

    Nothing wrong with loving some hammer and steel balls

  • King Koa
    King Koa 7 days ago +1

    Damn part 7 looks insane

  • boywithavr
    boywithavr 3 months ago +2813

    "Hey! You gotta have balls of steel to do that!" Has been explained in the video. (Edit: MOM IM FAMOUS thanks for the likes)

  • yagnesh ravi teja yrt
    yagnesh ravi teja yrt 13 days ago

    May be do a slo-mo of this to see how exactly the ripples are created.
    Btw nice balls of steel!! 😜

  • FuzzyDark
    FuzzyDark Month ago

    The selection of words for his video's titles are just genuinely splendid

  • monke society
    monke society 22 hours ago +1

    The microorganisms on that aluminum foil just witnessed a nuclear explosion.

  • ͥ ͣ ͫ ʟᴇᴠɪ ツ

    "The way he said the word *Ballz* " ✨

  • Mr Splashman
    Mr Splashman 3 months ago +2294

    “The power is in the balls Johnny”
    - gyro zeppelli most likely

    • HMS Curacoa
      HMS Curacoa 20 days ago

      "Hey, Johnny... Johnny... over here. Over here. I'm moving... over this way... If that's how it is... I'm okay with it... My real name... you promised, right...? Don't tell anybody. See ya... take care.

    • Khalid Mahmood
      Khalid Mahmood Month ago

      @Rahnuma - e - Hayat well he was a jobro so he cant escape it

    • Joozuji Saito
      Joozuji Saito Month ago

      @luke foley me too

    • Destiny Marie
      Destiny Marie Month ago

      Haha wow 🤣

    • ken ken
      ken ken Month ago

      Sad nyoho

  • Chad Baker
    Chad Baker 23 days ago

    If my physics class was anything remotely close to this, I might have paid more attention. Our teacher was the yearbook editor, so he’d do that 3-4 days week and we played spades.

  • Generic Memer
    Generic Memer 25 days ago

    Never knew a pair of steel balls made the whole sonic boom series

  • 5thElement
    5thElement 16 days ago

    That's why I love science!!!

  • GPK131
    GPK131 24 days ago

    that aluminum thing blew my mind, this is so cool

  • OtakuGames
    OtakuGames 4 months ago +3768

    Literal "balls of steel".

  • Natoshia Bahner
    Natoshia Bahner 7 days ago

    I've learned so much watching your videos keep teaching us I'm happy watching your show

  • Jejking
    Jejking 24 days ago +2

    Oh so this is how easy it was for the developers to make a game, so little effort!

  • WTFMannyxFTW
    WTFMannyxFTW 7 days ago +1

    Now you know how I feel when I walk around.

  • Somnibus
    Somnibus 18 days ago

    Imagine scaling that up and trying to make waves with 1/2 inch sheet metal.

  • Kyton Lee
    Kyton Lee 4 months ago +2701

    Since Superman is the man of steel, I imagine he has two steel balls. So if he repeatedly jumps up and down, does he create constant shockwaves?

    • Keane
      Keane 2 months ago

      @🍅 yes

    • Keane
      Keane 2 months ago

      I was searching for this comment

    • D L
      D L 2 months ago

      @grafter g-man lights her fire, you're saying? 🙂

    • grafter g-man
      grafter g-man 3 months ago

      Yes, if he hits them together, it creates perfect mini sonic booms that’ll even burn paper! That’s why Lois Lane like him.

    • D L
      D L 3 months ago

      @King Rainbow when I land, those around me fall down.

  • The masked Death
    The masked Death Day ago +1

    Balls of steel
    Superman: yea that's about right

  • Nooby Flooby
    Nooby Flooby Month ago +1

    So the ball at one point travels About 1200 kph?
    That’s cool! 👍

  • Velin
    Velin Month ago

    He never runs out of random facts that everyone doesn’t know but also finds interesting 🤔

  • Commander_Jat05
    Commander_Jat05 Day ago

    Can you technically do this with two planets?

  • Alejandro Oliver-Muñoz
    Alejandro Oliver-Muñoz 4 months ago +2130

    It’s beautiful how this man uses aluminum foil to freeze “action in time” to show us a scientific oddity.

    • Blood Ink
      Blood Ink 4 months ago

      @Dale Burghardt it's not an oddity, because it is infact a certainty of the math involved in the equations of the universe Sure. Never the less what you said was just preachy, not productive, informative or even meaningful. Just a groan about the failing verisimilitude of technobabble. The term oddity as it was used here referred to the fact that it does not relate intuitively what most people typically have experienced in their daily lives. It's doesn't break nature, but it does step outside the pattern of typical expectations formed from common experience. Oddity could have been replaced with the word unintuitive with far less of the pomp and arrogance.

    • Q Anon R Pedos
      Q Anon R Pedos 4 months ago +2

      @Herne Webber He’s upset that science, math, and history isn’t flattering to his entitlement to magic.
      The device he’s using isn’t a big deal to him. It’s just something some guy thought up. He’s more upset that it’s not validating his entitlement.

  • Shuaibz
    Shuaibz 4 days ago +1

    The aluminum looks like it was hit by a rasengan 😳

  • Uta
    Uta 25 days ago +1

    I didnt know ball could be upgraded to steel balls?..
    And can create shockwaves?
    What if we walk with that 💀

  • C B
    C B 6 days ago

    This guy singlehandedly manages to make based titles for literally any one of his videos

  • PigtrapZ
    PigtrapZ 4 days ago

    I had some spherical magnets and for what ever reason I did this but with my favourite shirt in between. Now I know why it made like 6 holes.

  • Jack is Tripping
    Jack is Tripping 4 months ago +1247

    at first i was like wow that’s pretty cool, then i thought about how there are no crinkles in the waves. Think about how hard it is to bend aluminum foil without it crinkling/making edges. Crazy that it’s so smooth

    • Miscl
      Miscl 3 months ago

      @Wes Oh, I was just wondering how you were framing it, since it could've read as either you saying "Considering that the heat comes from the air..." or "Consider the possibility that the heat comes from the air..."
      Anyhow, to me, it's the balls that make the pressure, that generates the heat. as demonstrated with the paper, their impact creates enough heat to burn through it completely, so to me, that heat is what's acting on the foil

    • Wes
      Wes 3 months ago

      @Miscl I meant it as a friendly demand, but i concede that it may be an incorrect consideration to demand. Where does the heat come from, if any, and where does the pressure come from, if any, and which plays the biggest roll in the deformation, if either...

    • Miscl
      Miscl 3 months ago

      @Wes >consider
      *Considering? or do you mean, "suppose that"?

    • Wes
      Wes 3 months ago

      @Miscl I suppose the reality of it is a complicated mix of the two and more. I don't think expansion from heat is enough alone. Consider the heat comes from the air being compressed, so could the air pressure or flow of air be what deforms it? EDIT: I want to see this tested in a vacuum lol

    • Jacob Kline's Fancy Noises
      Jacob Kline's Fancy Noises 3 months ago

      @ArtisChronicles to be clear, the spelling error was on which side?

  • shadowthehedgehog181

    Excalibar - It's not that far
    What do y'make - Give and take
    Goin' home - Time zone - Check out Egg
    He's never alone
    Leather 'n' Lace - Getting in place
    What do y'get - Say - Fast jet!
    Doom room - Cosmic zoom - Heads up, Jake
    It's SONIC BOOM!!!

  • JD Railfan
    JD Railfan 5 days ago

    Me: *reads title* Wait how could balls of steel make a TV sho-oh! The sound sonic boom! Not the TV show! I get it now.
    But side note, Knuckles doesn’t have balls of steel, his brain is steel, because it focused of strength instead of smarts.

  • Seth Hackley
    Seth Hackley 10 days ago +1

    "I've got balls of steel."

  • derherr65
    derherr65 29 days ago

    "The reason I'm using 2 inch 1 pound steel balls is..." Had a pair hanging around?
    Duke Nukem said it best.

  • Josh Evans
    Josh Evans 2 months ago +1358

    "Mom, where's the hole puncher?"
    "I don't know, your brother lost it."
    "Fine. I'll hole punch the paper myself..."

      I WISH TO BE TEXAN 18 days ago

      @reea18 are you saying he is forcing people?

    • rat
      rat Month ago

      @Jesus loves you im literally a rat

    • AlexYazanGames
      AlexYazanGames Month ago +1

      @Jesus loves you no.

    • NeonDemon
      NeonDemon Month ago +1

      @Jesus loves you The Beatles are bigger than Jesus

  • Christopher Jones
    Christopher Jones 7 days ago

    He really knows how to handle balls.

  • John C
    John C 10 days ago

    Thanks for the knowledge 💪🏾‼️

  • Wo Wala Moiz
    Wo Wala Moiz Month ago

    Idea: put these in piston engines to ignite the mixture instead of spark plugs

  • Sauce Boy
    Sauce Boy Month ago

    I want to see the slow mo guys record a close up of this

  • Jo Kah
    Jo Kah 9 days ago +1

    "Balls of steel" they've been waiting a while to name a video like this

  • Calis Yogi
    Calis Yogi 9 days ago

    You can tell he was just excited to play with two balls

  • BarsOverBeats
    BarsOverBeats 14 days ago +2

    “Look at the pattern he-air”

  • Purple Diamond
    Purple Diamond Month ago

    The universe all started with the great balls of steel

  • bagenskiii
    bagenskiii 3 months ago +386

    I would love to see The Slowmo Guys recording some of these experiments. This would be crazy to see!

    • T.Kai
      T.Kai 2 months ago


    • Tighe Lutz
      Tighe Lutz 2 months ago +2

      Yeah, except i'm not convinced this is totally real, and it's weird that I'm the first one to say anything. I mean, how could it be a "mini sonic boom" when sonic booms happen at over 700 mph? Those balls are moving nowhere close to that. Whips actually do make a "mini sonic boom", but they can only move that fast because of the motion + extended lever length.. this seems like total nonsense, but I'd have to look into it.

    • Manuel Montano
      Manuel Montano 2 months ago +4

      They were always putting out bangers in like 2k15 😭 id go home from school n jus binge man

    • Manuel Montano
      Manuel Montano 2 months ago +6

      I miss the slo mo guys fr

    • Pamisa-chan
      Pamisa-chan 2 months ago +3

      Literally my thoughts!!!

  • Suyash Bhardwaj
    Suyash Bhardwaj Day ago +1

    i always hear that sound whenever I run

  • Chris Dallaire
    Chris Dallaire 16 days ago

    I need the SloMo guys to film that shockwave forming in the aluminum foil ASAP!

  • Erdie Aquino
    Erdie Aquino Month ago +1

    I did this on paper with 2 cm magnets, strong magnets but not neodymium cuz that's too strong, it worked :) first I saw hole but then I see the burns, I also wonder can u start a fire with it?

    RkS REEPANSH Month ago

    This guy really has balls of steel 😃

  • EboyfromEbay
    EboyfromEbay 29 days ago

    Science is amazing.

  • Parantap Kaushal
    Parantap Kaushal 3 days ago

    I've got two steel balls, when they clash together a sonic wave is created from the vocal chord of the woman sitting next to them, and yes it burns the hell out of their tunnel between the labias

  • Sv_Gamez
    Sv_Gamez 7 days ago +2

    This is how sega made Sonic BOOM.

  • gio 125
    gio 125 Hour ago

    Wouldn't it be heard the same, even without paper?

  • Nick Weiss
    Nick Weiss 4 months ago +2987

    This looks like a project for the Slo Mo Guy(s), I gotta see those shock waves build

    • nouser name joshua
      nouser name joshua 3 months ago

      @JonnyT two solid glass sphere around a metal protruding core. Call it earth when you put in a pair of observers.

    • Will Pitts
      Will Pitts 3 months ago

      @JonnyT take the video where the strip is at the thinist and is a thin line on the screen with the ridges building on both sides shown

    • ArshTone
      ArshTone 3 months ago


    • Mark675
      Mark675 3 months ago

      I thought the same lol

    • ÆGØN
      ÆGØN 3 months ago +1

      @Haafeez ur Bri ish???

  • Darth Mucus
    Darth Mucus Month ago +1

    "I´ve got balls of steel! " - Duke Nukem

  • Glitched Blox
    Glitched Blox 4 days ago

    Imagine how much sonic booms there are at 2 am, specifically the toilet.

  • Dave Desousa
    Dave Desousa 28 days ago

    I remember back the 90s u could buy these round shock rocks that u hit together just like in the video an watch them make sparks, thus def brought back childhood memory's lol.

  • Brazilian Samurai 🇧🇷 (Sam)

    The power of spin Johnny

  • S .A. M
    S .A. M 4 months ago +5504

    I used to do this as a kid with rocks on my shirts, my mother whooped my ass for it.

    • oatmeal is a messy substance.
      oatmeal is a messy substance. Month ago

      @Z Y tuususskkkssk???🤨🤨

    • oatmeal is a messy substance.
      oatmeal is a messy substance. Month ago


    • cherrykak
      cherrykak 2 months ago

      @TI Gyro Zeppeli from JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Steel Ball Run. Their comment relates to the character, actually. He has steel balls and he uses something called spin (it’s like a power). It’s been a while since I last read Steel Ball Run, but I’m just saying what I remember.

    • The Spontaneous TOMATO!!
      The Spontaneous TOMATO!! 3 months ago

      @Jacqueline Why would his mother go to prison? Spanking is not illegal like anywhere. Sometimes, a child does need other forms of discipline other than taking away their x-box. It sounds wrong but fear is one of the best ways to enforce acceptable behavior. Why do you think laws exist?

    • The Spontaneous TOMATO!!
      The Spontaneous TOMATO!! 3 months ago

      @DotTheDot You've got a very good point but, (Spoilers Ahead)
      Johnny stays alive.

  • edd stan but acid 👀
    edd stan but acid 👀 Month ago +18


  • G H O S T
    G H O S T 21 day ago

    Wonder what weapons could made using something similar

  • trey da guy
    trey da guy 6 days ago

    Wow science is so cool
    I'm not a nerd bro I just love finding out how things work

  • Jeff N
    Jeff N Month ago

    You'll also get a shock when those hardened steel balls shatter and a shard goes through your eye.

  • Scott Bailey
    Scott Bailey 4 months ago +456

    This guy has taught me so many random things in such short amounts of time that I almost feel like I’m robbing him by not watching a 10 minute video every time

    • Florian Ebner
      Florian Ebner 3 months ago

      @Joe A. mmä

    • Midget Spinner
      Midget Spinner 3 months ago

      @Joe A. pardon my cynicism haha, glad he's been consistently good!

    • Joe A.
      Joe A. 3 months ago +3

      @Midget Spinner Kinda fascinating how some people in the shorts are just discovering him for the first time. In a good way though. Don’t worry he doesn’t do 3 minute ads and he’s been doing consistently good and educational content for a long time now lol

    • Midget Spinner
      Midget Spinner 3 months ago

      don't give him ideas, he'll start doing three minute in-video ads like everyone else

    • Iggy Stardust
      Iggy Stardust 4 months ago +3

      Haha I never thought about that. I never realized this channel had full length videos.

  • Tyler
    Tyler 27 days ago

    Now I wanna see Gav and Dan do this in slowmo, but with bigger balls