Celebrate July 4 by watching stuff blow up in slow motion

Popular Science relives every kid's Independence Day dreams

The fine folks at Popular Science grabbed a Phantom v641 HD camera and proceeded to film firecrackers blowing things up in ultra slow-motion. Bear witness to things like a jar of mayo, Jell-O, an egg, a bag of flour and other assorted fun things.

It all takes me back to the '70s when my cousin, brother and I took an old Evel Knievel action figure and strapped a firecracker to his motorcycle (he got stuck in a tree so we had to shoot it out with a BB gun, but that's a different story).

Happy Fourth of July everyone!

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