How a Tranquilizer Dart Works in Slow Motion - The Slow Mo Guys
The Slow Mo Guys
Gav and Dan learn about tranquilizer dart physics using slow mo as a helpful tool. Don't try this at home unless you have 400lb gorilla running at full clip towards you. Watch outtakes here!
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How a Tranquilizer Dart Works in Slow Motion - The Slow Mo Guys

  • Jack Marsh
    Jack Marsh

    Gav and den back in ty carriage

  • Kellanium

    Wish you’d had the dual phantom setup so we could see that safety tipped dart bounce off in all it’s slow glory

  • Jac Candelaria
    Jac Candelaria


  • demon in black
    demon in black

    Next 2 vids: how a grenade works on a human, and dans funeral

  • Michael Willis
    Michael Willis

    Splash Shield, anyone??? Literally, just put a very clean glass pane in front of the camera guys.

  • Bob Jeff
    Bob Jeff

    I thought they were going to shoot each other in the legs because it’s winter and they’re wearing shorts

  • Old Time Farm Boy
    Old Time Farm Boy


  • Aiden Houck
    Aiden Houck

    Me when the coincidize and stop speaking spanish Bruh.

  • SaberMcTaber

    Just wait until they accidentally videotape a person falling off something

  • Daniel Harjo
    Daniel Harjo


  • hobomnky

    video idea: hit a drum while recording the audio with a mic right next to the drum, and film this whole setup in high speed. Then show the audio waveform captured and the correlation to the movement of the drum head. you can demonstrate how well/poorly different audio formats capture the real motion of the moving drum head.

  • Kay - Den
    Kay - Den

    Another reason why the medicine would need to come out with such force, is because they dart the animals in a muscle, which once the animal is darted usually tense up said muscle, which in turn makes it harder for the medicine to penetrate the muscle and infiltrate into the bloodstream. However, you guys were also right about the animals taking the dart out, especially in animals with hands like monkeys and the sorts.

  • seeriu ciihy
    seeriu ciihy

    Them: we'll be able to see how it affects an animal. Me: right right... A animal. Where is my boss at?


    Can you do a top fuel dragster sometime? bet it be one of your top 5 videos...

  • dulu

    I just learned something today

  • ricky

    Amo estos vídeos.

    • ricky

      @seeriu ciihy yeah, they can!

    • seeriu ciihy
      seeriu ciihy

      The slow mo guys can u do someday breaking Glass tears?

  • Angelica Rocha
    Angelica Rocha

    we not gon talk bout how he look like Q of off impractical jokers

  • UFOs Are Real!
    UFOs Are Real!

    What is Q from impractical Jokers doing here? 😂

  • cat gath
    cat gath

    Dan look at the old videos from say 2014. I didn't realize that it was you at first.

  • Kidale Smith
    Kidale Smith


  • kismet8010

    This show is 95% filler. I don't want the commentary. I just want to watch whatever is advertised.

  • Cyan_Platypus

    8:56 this is why we don't tranquilize small animals.

  • Ivan Fernandez
    Ivan Fernandez

    Im scared of injection uhuhuh

  • BeetleBuns

    That dart is quite different than any that I've used or seen used. Seems a bit more complicated.

  • NOTmal NoobLY
    NOTmal NoobLY

    So this isn't stopping anyone to just insert acid into the needle and shooting people in public

  • Fizzoli Vlogs
    Fizzoli Vlogs

    Hey, I’m not a daily viewer but I got a good video idea. I watched a video on a rubber band machine gun and wondered what it was like when it was firing and honestly how it worked in general. It’s pricey so I wouldn’t expect this, but I thought the gun was really cool. Thanks guys!

  • Fiidzz

    I started whatching on 1:31 and get little heart attack

  • Salva

    Guys, I love your videos, all of them. And I do enjoy a lot how you talk and explain about the stuff you do. Could you by any chances try some cymatic experiments to record these in slow motion? That could be sick to watch. Regards from Argentina!

  • YO RAWzlie
    YO RAWzlie

    Try sand blasting color off of a vehicle in slow motion and how it actually works

  • Wakame Kat
    Wakame Kat

    6:56 slow motion

  • charmstocke 1
    charmstocke 1

    The slow mo guys can u do someday breaking Glass tears?

  • E.N.D Dragneel
    E.N.D Dragneel

    Now let’s get a human test

  • RetroGamer

    What happened to George? How is he doing? What is he doing?

  • CN Gaming
    CN Gaming

    you guys used to do slower vids, now they are a bit like iphone slow mo, no slow enough in my opinion

  • daniel romans
    daniel romans


  • divyanshi gupta
    divyanshi gupta

    In just 6 DAYS 11MILLION people watched this...🧡

  • Mr. Roberts
    Mr. Roberts


  • Peyton Plagman
    Peyton Plagman

    should have used ballistics jell

    • Kaiden Watts
      Kaiden Watts

      Peyton Plagman yeah that would be cool

  • Gary Benninger
    Gary Benninger

    Could you do a shot in to a simulated animal flesh? Like how it looks in the vein? The pressure of the liquid and viscosity is different than the one being injected. It might make interesting swirls snd shockwaves.

    • Gary Benninger
      Gary Benninger

      You could do it into a 40 mercury pressure bag of oil maybe mineral oil? Obviously it has to be clear so that the camera can shoot. I think mineral would be non-destructive.

  • undeadman1ac III
    undeadman1ac III

    They look like if captain price and Q from impractical jokers went retired and were bored asf to make a slow mo on tranq darts

  • karen potter
    karen potter

    Give Dan a new coat

  • sourMellow

    I learn more from these guys than my teachers

  • Jangish Bogee
    Jangish Bogee

    Try tranquilizer in Transparent muscle like hard jal or something. I mean try in muscle like transparent substance.

  • Nisarg Joshi
    Nisarg Joshi

    The big blow gun could probably pierce a crocodile's back.

  • Nisarg Joshi
    Nisarg Joshi

    08:52 hehe

  • Joe G
    Joe G

    So how is the pressure released? Is the shock of the impact just enough to loosen the plunger for a split second?

  • somthingbrutal

    spotted a cool thing you might be interesting in filming. A radiation source in a cloud chamber

  • Maxine chloe Torres
    Maxine chloe Torres

    So I wanna see it slower then I used 0.25 playback speed

  • angel campos
    angel campos

    It would be nice to shoot clear jello or a steak or ballistic gel

  • Matt Attack
    Matt Attack

    the "NSFW" moment. lmao

  • Kazimyr Petryk
    Kazimyr Petryk

    Can you spin a fan at 12.500 fps

  • Kazimyr Petryk
    Kazimyr Petryk

    Can you spin a fan at 12;500

  • Aashish Dinesh
    Aashish Dinesh

    dont hurt animals . why are u promoting it

  • Trecia Pimer
    Trecia Pimer

    Antarctica: freezing to death. Australia, Arizona:Dying of heat stroke every single day

  • Dax_i5

    8:52 NSFW 7w7

  • Garras Porgratix
    Garras Porgratix

    Why the disclaimer??!! Who HAS these things just laying in the cupboard to do this

  • Becca Glantz
    Becca Glantz

    Please please please caption your videos. I really want to watch them but i can't w/o captions.

  • D E X DEAD
    D E X DEAD

    IF you can , slow mo guys I want to see an episode of a ' *_warship cannon_* ' I don't know if it's possible or not but if it is I would love it totally !! Please look forward to this !! Spread the word around guys if y'all want to see the same !

  • iDeAs Born
    iDeAs Born

    "I lIkE yOu ... BuT YeRr CRaAzZZy"

  • my wolf Nguyen
    my wolf Nguyen

    Its been a while