A Slow-Motion Video of a Pyrotechnic Seat Belt Pretensioner Activating at 28,000 Frames Per Second

In the latest video by The Slow Mo Guys, hosts Gavin Free and Daniel Gruchy record a pyrotechnic seat belt pretensioner explosively activating in slow-motion footage recorded at 28,000 frames per second. If you’re unaware: A seat belt pretensioner holds a passenger in their seat during a car accident by rapidly tightening the belt. The pretensioner keeps the passenger in an optimal position for airbag operation and also prevents “submarining,” a dangerous condition in which the passengers slips underneath the lap belt in an accident.

Tsunago, An Ingenious Japanese Pencil Sharpener That Joins Old Pencil Stubs Together to Form a New Pencil

Japanese pencil sharpener brand Nakajima Jukyudo recently released Tsunago, an ingenious pencil sharpener that joins old pencil stubs together to form a new, usable pencil. The clever manually-operated sharpener joins pencils in a three-step process: First, a hole is bored into the back end of a pencil stub A. Next, the tip of pencil stub B is specially sharpened, leaving a “stepped” tip. The stepped tip is cleaned (neatness counts!) before pencil B is nested in the back end of pencil A.

Clever Pencil Sharpener Connects Old Pencils Together

Clever Pencil Sharpener Connects Old Pencils Together

Clever Pencil Sharpener Connects Old Pencils Together

images via Nakajima Jukyudo

via Spoon & Tamago

A Hypnotic Time-Lapse Music Video for ‘Only to Silence ft. Metoronori’ by LLLL Featuring a Kaleidoscopic Tokyo

Tokyo is transformed into a hypnotic kaleidoscope in the time-lapse music video for “Only to Silence ft. Metoronori” by LLLL. The video was created by Japan-based filmmaker darwinfish105. He has posted still and making-of images from the video on his blog. “Only to Silence ft. Metoronori” is on LLLL’s newest album, Faithful.

Hypnotic Mirrored Time-Lapse of Tokyo

Hypnotic Mirrored Time-Lapse of Tokyo

Hypnotic Mirrored Time-Lapse of Tokyo

photos by darwinfish105

via The Creators Project

Cosmic Mugs, A Series of Pottery Inspired by Images Taken by the Hubble Space Telescope

Cosmic Mugs are a series of mugs created by pottery artist Joel Cherrico inspired by images taken from the Hubble Space Telescope. In a video, Cherrico explains the process by which he creates the mugs, and how he draws inspiration from Hubble images to create original works of art. There is currently a waiting list to order one of the mugs, and interested parties can sign up for that list on Cherrico’s site.

cosmic mug 2

cosmic mug 1

images via Joel Cherrico

submitted via Laughing Squid Tips

Peeple, A Smart Peephole Camera That Works as Caller ID for Doors

Peeple Smart Peephole Camera

Peeple is a smart peephole camera device that connects to a home’s Wi-Fi and acts as a caller ID for doors. After installing the device over an existing peephole, users can access the device’s camera through their smartphone and receive alerts whenever a person knocks on the door to decide whether to answer or ignore the visitor.

Interested users can sign up to get alerts about ordering the Peeple on the company’s site.

Peeple Smart Peephole Camera

Peeple Smart Peephole Camera

Peeple Smart Peephole Camera

images via Peeple