In his latest video, The Backyard Scientist–the madman who blows up fish tanks with molten salt and dips iPhones in molten aluminum for fun–decided to do what we’ve all been trained so thoroughly not to do: “Try this at home.” In this case, the Backyard Scientist duplicated one of the most gnarly experiments ever conducted on MythBusters, the rocket sled. Except he did it with a knife. And a toy car. And a turkey.
Despite the significantly smaller scale of the Backyard Scientist’s experiment, it’s still quite breathtaking to watch a dead 3.5-pound piece of poultry get ninja-sliced by a rocket-powered knife going 150mph. In real time, the turkey, as well everything else that gets rocket-knife sliced in the video, simply falls apart. But when the frame rate is increased, the depth of the demolition that the rocket-knife has brought upon its victims is revealed.
A chuck roast steak was also sliced with the rocket-knife, and that made for one spicy meatball.
In a slightly ironic nod to the “Don’t try this at home” concept, the Backyard Scientist does actually end up burning himself quite badly on his fingertips in the video (at around 5:28). So remember, if you’re going to try this at home, don’t heat blast your rocket-knife before firing it into a pile of firecrackers. You may burn yourself.
What do you think about this 150MPH rocket-knife? Do you like the idea of getting catapulted from 0-150MPH in .3 seconds, or playing superheated rocket-blade Fruit Ninja? Let us know in the comments below!
Images: The Backyard Scientist