This is by far one of the coolest slow-motion videos I’ve seen. It’s really nothing but “Stupidity and Danger” captured in high speed. Martin Garde Abildgaard, a Copenhagen-based freelance director of film, television, advertising and music, recorded the entire video with the Phantom Flex at 2,500 fps. Be sure to check out the exploding flour pouring on top of a a burning candle at 2:50. Flour explodes under certain conditions for two reasons. The first is that flour is a starch. Starches, like other carbohydrates, burn very easily. Secondly, while flour is not explosive in an inert state, it is capable of spreading in the air and creating a potentially explosive dust cloud. I really don’t mean to give you guys any idea or anything, but don’t try this at home.
Update: not sure why, but it looks like Martin has deleted his video on his Vimeo. You can check out the rest of his videos HERE.