I realize that airbags have saved countless lives since they were introduced in the early ‘70s, but that doesn’t make the idea of having a giant pillow explode in your face any less terrifying. Especially after watching the explosive mechanism that fills an airbag in just 0.03 seconds detonate in super slow motion.

It’s really not a good idea to tamper with or try to disassemble an airbag, because while they can save your life in a car crash, they can cause serious harm outside of a vehicle. I’m not condoning YouTube’s Giaco Whatever’s experiments, but it is fascinating to see exactly how these safety devices deploy in the blink of an eye.

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