Cutting an Elastic Band Ball in Half

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Added: 21.02.2015
Views: 5799
Runtime: 1m 32s


This video has been getting quite a lot of attention recently so I figured I should answer some of the questions people keep asking.

Why start filming halfway through? - You might not expect it, but sawing through that thing was hard! To begin with, I was the one sawing through it and it took about 10-15 minutes to get it to that stage. After cool stuff started happening, my father took over with the saw and I decided to go get a camera to film it, although we had no idea what was actually about to happen.

Why cut it in half? - We'd built this elastic band ball together over the course of about a year, buying big bags of elastic bands every so often and just slowly adding them all onto the ball. Eventually, we got bored of it and it was also getting quite difficult to find elastic bands that could still make it all the way round so we stopped expanding it and it got left under a table for about a year. After a while, the elastic on the outer layers got frayed and started snapping by itself, so every day there'd be a few more snapped elastic bands on the floor. We decided to get rid of it, and I suggested cutting it in half somehow.

Why are you wearing a glove on the wrong hand? - To be honest with you, we filmed this almost a year and a half ago and I don't actually remember why. We probably had a good reason.

Thank you to Reddit, IFLScience, io9, the Irish Independent, and every other website that's featured this video over the past few days. It had about 200 views at the start of December, and it was a genuine surprise to see so many people interested in this video. Thank you all for watching, liking, and favouriting!

If you'd like to see a short video of the sounds this thing was making before we took this video, I've uploaded that here:

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