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Smashing an egg at 16,000 frames per second (VIDEO)

Tuesday - 12/6/2011, 1:47pm  ET

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What happens next? Click below to find out. (Photo courtesy of Popular Science)

WASHINGTON -- Gallagher would be proud.

Ever wonder what the minute details of smashing an egg look like in high definition? Cue Popular Science. The almost 140-year-old volume of all things technical and academic never fails to entertain.

PopSci broke it outs "Phantom super-slow-motion HD camera" for this experiment to capture the high-speed egg salad creation. The device reveals PopPhoto.com editor Stan Horaczek at 16,000 frames per second.

Horaczek previously offered up his body in a demonstration of the effects of a punch to the face.

Check out the footage here:

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