Engineering Nightmare: Video Shows Why You Shouldn’t Make a Supersonic Steel Whip

Can self-proclaimed science nerdist Kyle Hill make his steel whip break the speed of sound?
Loukia Papadopoulos

We won't lie. We love us some Kyle Hill. The self-proclaimed 'science nerdist' takes on all kinds of entertaining and original topics such as explaining why you don't want the power of flight and why invisibility is a terrible thing.

In a recent video of his, Hill tested how dangerous a steel whip is. In the end, he mostly ended up breaking open a few oranges and tomatoes.

Now, he decided to take this experiment a step further and make the steel whip supersonic. This means that it would actually break the speed of sound which in the air is about 1,125 ft/s (343 mt/s).

To achieve this, he has his so-called weapons maker make a special steel whip with a good handle. He even shares a video of a guy actually achieving the speed of sound with his metal whip so we would venture a guess that it is highly likely that Hill can do it too.

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