Sometimes the simplest things in life are the best things.  A bit of a trite saying, but one that surely applies to many of the pictures and videos that exist on the web today.  Case in point is this video which depicts 100 black balloons destroyed by a blu-ray laser.

As you’d expect, the balloons pop.  But what makes it remarkable is the succession and speed at which they explode.  It also doesn’t hurt that YouTube user WorldScott filmed the action from multiple angles, as well as played it back in reverse.  I’m no laser expert, but I believe that black balloons are more sensitive to laser light as they tend to absorb more energy than a white balloon which would conversely reflect it (to some degree).

Exploding laser balloons

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."