It seems right to say we all delight in watching structures that may have taken time to put up demolished in an instant. Note the look of delight in a kid's face as he brings down a pile of objects he spent long minutes painstakingly piling up.
Dare we suggest that the child's game carries over into adult as a love of explosives and blowing things up?
The video shows five water cooling towers from a nuclear power plant being demolished in controlled explosions. The video, posted to YouTube on January 28, 2013, by TheSlowMoGuys, has since received over 130,000 views and 20,000 likes; a testimony to our common fascination with watching big things get demolished, and as Gizmodo notes, the bigger the better.
IT World reports TheSlowMoGuys usually film "small things,'" such as balloons, in slow motion with a super-fast frame rate camera. But now they are trying their hands on big things with commendable results.
According to LaughingSquid, the video was shot at 350 frames per second on a Phantom Flex high-speed digital camera.
Watch a bird fly past the scene without stopping to gawk. As IT World suggests, gawking at demolition on the large scale may after all be unique to humans.
What does that tell about human nature?
YouTube users, predictably, could not resist an infamous analogy:
Leebog31 comments: "That is a controlled drop the same way they brought the twin towers down wth thermite and explosives."
So, what do you think?