Americans have MythBusters to test all things scientific, and Britain has the “Slow Mo Guys” from YouTube to demonstrate experiments in extreme slow motion.
The Slow Mo Guys crossed the pond recently and ventured to Scottsdale, Arizona, to the headquarters of Taser International to demonstrate the effects of such a device on the human body. The results were stunning.
The test subject, Dan, stood between two gentlemen holding him as the Taser’s impact was shown at 28,000 frames per second. The shock of the Taser lasted for approximately five seconds.
Shortly after the first impact, the muscles in Dan’s back could be seen contracting. The purpose of the gentlemen flanking him became quickly evident, as Dan would have otherwise fallen to the ground.
The video also showed the depth at which the stun gun’s prongs embed themselves in the target. Though they are similar in width to a high gauge needle, their removal is certainly not as painful as their entrance.
Dan stated that the muscles in his body felt like they were still “locked up” and that he would be unlikely to attempt such a stunt again (H/T The Blaze).
Good thinking, Dan-o.
Watch the full video here (Warning: some content may be disturbing to some viewers):
The purpose of the Taser and other brands of stun guns for American police departments is clear: to end a threat with non-lethal force.
Though this segment by the Slow Mo Guys is lighthearted, it demonstrates further the utility of this tool for the safety of police officers, who prefer to apprehend suspects to killing them.
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