How Strong is a Giant Ball of Obsidian?!?!?

1. maj. 2021
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    DemolitionRanchDemolitionRanchPred 2 meseci
    • @DemolitionRanch This is the first video of yours that has legitimately freaked me out - all those shards you were handling could be up to 500x sharper than the scalpels in your vet clinic!! Obsidian (volcanic glass) is amazing because it's 2-3x sharper than diamond - it can naturally cleave off an edge with a _single atom_ thickness (while diamond can only be sharpened to ~30, due to its atomic structure). It's used by cardiac & plastic surgeons (and vets!) instead of steel scalpels, for eye surgeries where lasers aren’t available, all because it causes very little trauma to tissue & heals faster. Even ancient cultures including Aztecs, Maya & Egyptians used obsidian blades to perform surgery, skin animals, as arrow & spear tips, etc. This was the first DemoRanch video I watched where the danger was completely underplayed & you seemed unaware that obsidian will break with far sharper edges than any manmade glass & will slice through leather gloves, skin, fabric etc - and scanning the 17k+ comments I can see that most viewers believe they can just treat it like broken silicate glass or crystal rather than a pile of high precision scalpel blades. Just wanted to flag it because the DemoRanch team is otherwise good with weaving in a low-key respect for things that could blow up, shoot you, crush you, etc but this video didn't have that. Oh, and try looking for man-made synthetic diamonds instead of natural for that future ep - they ‘grow’ them for industrial uses like diamond-tipped saw blades & they’re priced as such. Exactly the same, just without the DeBeers 1000x mark-up on a mined diamond! 👍💎

      medea27medea27Pred 2 dnevi
    • The thing where if you hit one side of the glass ball and pieces of glass from the other side fly off is called spalling, I think what happens is the energy from the impact of the butllet travelers through the glass and is released at the end which takes some pieces or glass with it. Spalling has also happened in tanks where a high velocity bullet would hit the tank and even if it didn't penetrate the armor it would create spalling which would hurt crew members and tank components

      Derek ReinhardtDerek ReinhardtPred 15 dnevi
    • all glass balls will fracture this way it's caled Hertzian ring or Hertzian Cone Cracking

      AaronAaronPred 19 dnevi
    • Hey Matt ascidian is Glass

      Tyler WaunekaTyler WaunekaPred 21 dnevom
    • I am sure others have suggested this, but you need to invest in a high speed camera.

      Joseph Caesar PadrónJoseph Caesar PadrónPred 22 dnevi
  • Do a bowling ball nexst

    Martijn RijksMartijn RijksPred 3 urami
  • Imagine an asteroid about 1000miles across, moving at somewhere within a fraction of the speed of light and slamming into the Earth. Pretty sure this was the closest representation lol.

    One_Bad_Mofo 86One_Bad_Mofo 86Pred 5 urami
  • Obsidian is what the caveman and Indians used to use for making arrowheads it is just like glass volcanic. Just like glass obsidian is pretty much the same thing the unexplained crack in the back of the balls is from the shock waves going through and around it the Aftershock goes from one point to another

    Max BlayMax BlayPred 6 urami
  • minecraft players: this cant be real

    Hadrian WolfHadrian WolfPred 11 urami
  • He might turn into a "FPSrussia" 2

    Pedro MotaPedro MotaPred 15 urami
  • obsidian is the sharpest stone that im aware of... thats why the aztecs used obsidian in their weapons (swords, arrowheads, knives etc.)

    A OwA OwPred 16 urami
  • It looks like the Palantír stone

    Justin TraceyJustin TraceyPred 16 urami
  • Careful bro, obsidian is sharp is shit

    paratrooper 82paratrooper 82Pred 19 urami
  • I can feel his effort and disappointment that he can't show us how beautiful it is

    jithin sadathjithin sadathPred dnevom
  • Just contact one of the artificial diamond companies. You should be able to get one made as industrial diamond that size.

    Shawn VanSchuyverShawn VanSchuyverPred dnevom
  • Bro can you start with a 50 on the ball 1st

  • Matt, been following you for the longest, truelly happy to see the millions of follows you got now. You really are great at keeping this channel original and funny. Keep it up brother!

    Joe LeoJoe LeoPred dnevom

    Mukti DugarMukti DugarPred dnevom
  • i didnt know that minecraft had a graphics update

    BEASTS4LIFE_99BEASTS4LIFE_99Pred dnevom
  • people 100 years from now "lead and obsidian huh"

    BEASTBEASTPred dnevom
  • Man I love me some Magic physics 🔮

    uglygamer2017uglygamer2017Pred 2 dnevi
  • what if you shoot sand

    FlappyVRFlappyVRPred 2 dnevi
  • 7:52 the crack looks 3d

    JJJJPred 2 dnevi
  • Shoot some granite.

    Jax is dyingJax is dyingPred 2 dnevi
  • Why the obsidian ball have crack on the back is because the bullet tries to make hole or tries to penetrate it but it will stop it and the the impact goes through to the back so it has damage on the back If you shot soft thing like pillow the bullet will go through If you shot hard thing like obsidian ball it can create a small impact on the back but on the front it can create a huge impact I'm talking huge impact.

    Zh3n_bgZh3n_bgPred 2 dnevi
  • Times headshot safeway with glass. Pain more damage from Baltimore hostage situation

    YoungDragonYoungDragonPred 2 dnevi
  • And that's how you make 1 million arrowheads with a .50 cal.

    Monica HaydostianMonica HaydostianPred 2 dnevi
  • You may be able to shoot through obsidian but you can’t shoot through family

    Mr. Anime Profile PictureMr. Anime Profile PicturePred 3 dnevi
  • praise be to your fingers cos holy shit the cuts you'd have on them

    John BradleyJohn BradleyPred 3 dnevi
  • 0:35 dont let cancel culture hear that

    ABitOfXelticoABitOfXelticoPred 3 dnevi
  • For those who don't know. Obsidian really is just glass but made in a volcano and infused with all kinds of materials, minerals and metals. Basically extremely impure glass.

    Paradox EdgeParadox EdgePred 3 dnevi
  • not sure if you done this yet, but can you shot some rip ammo?

    TweeGamingTweeGamingPred 3 dnevi
  • man u were scammed this is a ball of bullet proof glass

    Vaidik AgarwalVaidik AgarwalPred 3 dnevi
  • So this is what americans do for a living

    TriForce2882TriForce2882Pred 3 dnevi
  • Where does the bullet go after hitting the glass ball or obsidian ball? Are you in danger of it coming back at you?

    Douglas MechanDouglas MechanPred 3 dnevi
  • The internet says you make $17,000 per day. How close is that to accurate? .1%, 1%, 10%, 50%, 90%, or 99%?

    negativespace000negativespace000Pred 3 dnevi
  • hated it when he scratched the obsidion iiit fucking killed my ears

    KunnySKunnySPred 3 dnevi
  • Now sell each chunk of obsidian for a dollar and buy a second ball.

  • Who needs a diamond pickaxe when you've got .50 BMG?

    Lance JensenLance JensenPred 4 dnevi
  • Who's the guy in the reflection?? I thought matt was cuuuuuttttttteeee but that mystery man 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

    Chris RogersChris RogersPred 4 dnevi
  • New superpower: "You can now read twice as fast" "BUT I CAN'T EVEN READ" 🤣🤣🤣

    Russel Jr. JuliusRussel Jr. JuliusPred 4 dnevi
  • i want a piece

    Angel CisnerosAngel CisnerosPred 4 dnevi
  • Mad props to this guy he has to clean all that up

    Jack EusticegamingJack EusticegamingPred 4 dnevi
  • A really expensive way to do flint knapping lol

    josh fergusonjosh fergusonPred 4 dnevi
  • I can't understand why anyone with a brain would subscribe to this.

    Jim BendtsenJim BendtsenPred 5 dnevi
  • You should try and get a slab of Absolute Black granite. It is one of the most dense and hardest granites. It would be interesting to see what a 50 cal would do to it. I don't think it would destroy it like it did the Obsidian.

    Jeffery StewartJeffery StewartPred 5 dnevi
  • Hei can you make a video in witch a bullet go agents a bullet like 9mm vs 45 ACP in a pipe or something who overpowers who ?? Seems like a nice idea for a video

    gurjant singhgurjant singhPred 5 dnevi
  • Obsidian is glass, just made by a volcano…

    Theodore BradleyTheodore BradleyPred 5 dnevi
  • This episode would have been perfect if you had some slowmotion shots

    Robbe Van ThilloRobbe Van ThilloPred 5 dnevi
  • obsidian is a glass matt, have a good day!

    BigluvundoBigluvundoPred 5 dnevi
  • If you can't get a diamond, you could try the next hardest mineral on the MOHS list - Corundum, like Ruby and Sapphire.

    Nixie ValeNixie ValePred 6 dnevi
  • Shattering a substance that creates the SHARPEST naturally occurring edges in nature... The balls on these guys.

    David RingoDavid RingoPred 6 dnevi
  • Fun fact it’s like glass because it is glass formed from volcanic activity. It’s also very sharp when cracked

    Jimmie BoydJimmie BoydPred 6 dnevi
  • Wish u had a high tech camera to see the bullet hitting in slow motion

    EU 4REYEU 4REYPred 6 dnevi
  • Obsidian has a a refractory angle break ( all siliciclastic rocks do) so strait on shots only powders and breaks out at high angles greater than 45%

    William TreeceWilliam TreecePred 7 dnevi
  • obsidian is glass essentailly.

    Finn SFinn SPred 7 dnevi
  • u could go to nether with this thing and get netherite and shoot it

    F .FF .FPred 7 dnevi
  • " i saw these balls online i wonder if their like fragile"

    OO | AntluhOO | AntluhPred 8 dnevi
  • 6:21 Matt was the Cameraman the whole time

    David McintoshDavid McintoshPred 8 dnevi
  • Imagine shooting that with a 700 NE...

    Computer NerdComputer NerdPred 8 dnevi
  • I've accepted your booking, see you later

    DivyanshuDivyanshuPred 9 dnevi
  • Obsidian is more glass than stone

    Liberty PrimeLiberty PrimePred 9 dnevi
  • My guy is wearing Velcro shoes

    Liberty PrimeLiberty PrimePred 9 dnevi
  • 13 more of those and we going to the nether boys!

    TansanBotilyaTansanBotilyaPred 9 dnevi
  • Any more obsidian left?

    Nate BurdgeNate BurdgePred 10 dnevi
  • obsidian is a volcanic glass

    Girard BoineauGirard BoineauPred 10 dnevi
  • The back-side crack is probably due to the sudden release of internal/residual stress (which might be formed as the glass/obsedian cool down from molten). Not an expert tho.

    Fangzhou SONGFangzhou SONGPred 10 dnevi
  • What ever you do.... don't tell mare about that 💎diamond...!!!

    ♦RashadDracula♦♦RashadDracula♦Pred 10 dnevi
  • Ive heard of a surgeon that used obsidian knives and tools, apparently they dont need to be sharpened as regularly and they leave cleaner scar tissue, I think he said he got the idea when he saw similar ancient medical tools in a museum and wanted to try it out

    tehsidewindertehsidewinderPred 10 dnevi
  • You need to get in contact with the SloMo Guys LUL I do believe that Gavin Free lives in TX. He has some SUPER high speed cameras, and he has used guns in some of his videos. Also, some other stones would be Granite, Marble, Quartz, you could "open" geodes, pumice rocks, pyrite aka fool's gold, all kinds of unique stuff.

    distelmarcdistelmarcPred 11 dnevi
  • Damn Matt just shot up my entire college tuition Lmfao

    Austin DAustin DPred 11 dnevi
  • 50 call v iphones or nokias

    DinkyDinkyPred 11 dnevi
  • It makes sense now how the meteorite killed the dinosaurs and destroyed panga or whatever it’s called

    GamingSensationGamingSensationPred 12 dnevi
  • Shoot synthetic ruby

    Hue ManHue ManPred 12 dnevi
  • How about a 12" ball of Lexan??

    Chris TuckerChris TuckerPred 12 dnevi
  • Мэтт! Смешай картофельный крахмал и воду и постреляй по этому веществу ,оно обладает интересными свойствами! Если ударить то эта жидкость будет твёрдой как камень! А если медленно окунуть руку,то будет ощущаться как обычная вода

    Sergei BabasevSergei BabasevPred 12 dnevi
  • The Shockwave effect causing the other side to break apart and etc. is called the spalling effect

    Horror Game BrosHorror Game BrosPred 13 dnevi
  • Id love to see that with a slo mo camera

    dracopalidinedracopalidinePred 13 dnevi
  • Camra man flinched so hard at 9mm

    hehehehePred 13 dnevi
  • obsidian is volcanic glass just so you know so its going to react similar to your glass ball

    Hobbit YeshobbitHobbit YeshobbitPred 13 dnevi
  • That's a pretty tough ball of obsidian

    Jesus IS Coming SoonJesus IS Coming SoonPred 13 dnevi
  • Fun fact, obsidian can get sharper than a surgeon scalpel

    Mads BachmannMads BachmannPred 13 dnevi
  • The camera man was not ready for that shot 6:36

    PIZZA ROLLS7220PIZZA ROLLS7220Pred 14 dnevi
  • 13:11 looks like you have created a tiny galaxy all originating from a literal big bang :P

    Peter ParkerPeter ParkerPred 14 dnevi
  • 6:35 poor camera man got scared

    Bryce MaynesBryce MaynesPred 14 dnevi
  • next vid should be making an obsidian dagger with bullets

    H. EH. EPred 14 dnevi
  • Look up knapping, thats what you're seeing there. Its breaking along the fault lines of the rock. You're basically knapping with rounds, its fun to see. This is basically how ancient cultures created arrowheads, spear heads, axes, and other tools.

    geiste4geiste4Pred 14 dnevi
  • I think you've been conned. It' s just black glass !

    marcello roosmarcello roosPred 15 dnevi
  • I wonder what the 50 bmg would do to it by itself. Like only the bmg. All those previous rounds created so many shockwaves cracking the material slowly on the inside. So i really wonder

    Badass GaamingBadass GaamingPred 15 dnevi
  • Try shooting Mossonite(sp)

    Anthony ShimmelAnthony ShimmelPred 15 dnevi

    Benjamin keyteBenjamin keytePred 15 dnevi
  • When you realise he have a golden camo 🌝

    Ryuk D FizzRyuk D FizzPred 15 dnevi
  • I know he is in America but how doas he get so many guns like 50 calebers and rifels and like 50 pistes he is luky

    blonde brosblonde brosPred 15 dnevi
  • SMH everyone knows that you can’t break obsidian with iron

    BlluuerBlluuerPred 16 dnevi
  • Next I wanna see mithril

    Reese WilliamsReese WilliamsPred 16 dnevi
    • It’s a blue stone with swirls in it and it’s rare and I bet it’s pretty strong

      Reese WilliamsReese WilliamsPred 16 dnevi
  • shoot a bismuth

    fromagefromagePred 16 dnevi
  • Demolition idea: shoot a big block of ice I’m new to the channel so I don’t know if you shot it yet

    Storm my dogStorm my dogPred 16 dnevi
  • Obsidian is volcanic glass. So yeah, acts like glass. Conchoidal fractures and all.

    onafixedincomeonafixedincomePred 16 dnevi
  • Obsidian is actuality a natural forming glass that comes from when a volcano irrupt’s and the lava cools forming obsidian so it would make sense that it would act like the glass ball. Cool fact glass it technically considered a liquid because of how the atoms line up. So it acts like a liquid to some extent. If you touch water it makes a ripple the same goes for glass in the form of small vibrations. those vibrations travel form where the ball is shot so when those ripples hit one another at the back of the ball the combine to make a wave which stretches the glass to much so it cracks. I hop this cleared things up for you have a nice day

    Erica MichielsErica MichielsPred 17 dnevi
  • Fun fact - Obsidian shards are so sharp, you can actually shave with them!

    MiniLemmyMiniLemmyPred 17 dnevi
  • Looks dangerous af👀

    BiGGBLUNT1BiGGBLUNT1Pred 17 dnevi
  • Ahhh. Big moe!!!

    FunsleyFunsleyPred 17 dnevi
  • Jeez so many pieces of obsidian

    Irvin GuerreroIrvin GuerreroPred 17 dnevi
  • Glass like diamond is stong, but yet at the same time very fragile. So maybe that's why on impact the glass can take the energy but if shot at an angle or the bullet breaking on impact the bullet will hit some weak spot breaking off chunks of the glass around the impact zone. That's my theory at least.

    Hyper NovaHyper NovaPred 17 dnevi