MOLTEN GLASS VS Prince Rupert's Drop - Smarter Every Day 285

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  • SmarterEveryDay
    SmarterEveryDay  Před 5 měsíci +2326

    I'm feeling grateful. As you can see, there is not a sponsor on this video. Thank you to everyone who supports on Patreon to let me make the kinds of videos I want (like this).
    It's the many people supporting for a small amount that makes videos like this possible. In this particular video, it took several trips to Cals' shop to make it happen. Check out Cal's work at
    Be sure to check out the small colored vases on Cal's website. We have bought one for every color of the rainbow and we put flowers from the yard in them. We love them!
    Thanks again for supporting on Patreon!

    • The noob fisherman
      The noob fisherman Před 5 měsíci +7

      If i could I would support you on patreon and maybe one day I will because I love your videos and the passion you show for the subject and making of the videos
      Thanks for always entertaining us while learning these interesting things to us

    • ANYTHING _idc_
      ANYTHING _idc_ Před 5 měsíci +5

      Was grabbing the uranium an interesting contact?

    • Johnny Storm
      Johnny Storm Před 5 měsíci +12

      I think you crashed his website lol

    • Kain Yusanagi
      Kain Yusanagi Před 5 měsíci +4

      You said supersonic shockwaves, but what I saw was magnetic fields!

    • Das Fahrer
      Das Fahrer Před 5 měsíci +4

      Well, he's definitely proud of his work. Neat stuff, but not $1000+ neat.

  • The Slow Mo Guys
    The Slow Mo Guys Před 5 měsíci +10706

    How to make half an hour fly by 🙌

    • fishshooter24
      fishshooter24 Před 5 měsíci +117

      Hello gav/dan nice to see you here.

    • Phri Pheoniks
      Phri Pheoniks Před 5 měsíci +87

      Hope to see another collab between you two soon!👀

    • Fariborz Soroush
      Fariborz Soroush Před 5 měsíci +45

      or melt away :D

    • Connor Halliday
      Connor Halliday Před 5 měsíci +67

      These guys know what an aubergine is

    • Noname
      Noname Před 5 měsíci +3


  • Bambuskus505
    Bambuskus505 Před 3 měsíci +115

    I love how his criticism of his students was always something along the lines of: "We gotta practice that a little more." This guy has an incredible teaching style

    • jamespfp
      jamespfp Před 2 měsíci +5

      See also: Apprentices. There's a slightly different relationship between a "master" (ie. a very skilled professional) and an apprentice, once which is different than teacher and student although it obviously shares some features, too. And, unless I miss my guess, it's not every skilled professional who would consider taking on more than one or two apprentices at the same time, but if that is possible it should tend to have a harmonic effect in terms of how learning happens. In other words, the peer group for 5 people (master and apprentices included) is likely to lead to everyone getting smarter at a faster rate than a group as small as 2 or 3.

  • lllama-kun
    lllama-kun Před 5 měsíci +532

    The way Cal teaches and learns not just by understanding his and his team's failures, but also by pushing those failures to their limits, all while never being condescending or judgmental, is simply incredible. What a wonderful environment his shop must be if you're truly in love with this craft

      EVOLICIOUS Před 5 měsíci +24

      tbf, glass blowers are ALL a bunch of stoners, and tend to have really clear headspaces and awareness. Dustin is too much of a jesus square to pick up on that.

  • chase tuttle
    chase tuttle Před 3 měsíci +81

    Destin, we need more Cal. His mindset on failure is phenomenal and incredibly applicable to anyone regardless of career. Thank you!

  • Manuel Ochoa
    Manuel Ochoa Před 5 měsíci +24

    This was all so beautiful. The experiment itself, how you presented glasswork, Cal's failure-success philosophy... Thanks, man, this was great.

  • Xion
    Xion Před 3 měsíci +16

    That last bit about failure Cal was talking about is pretty much spot on for any kind of learned skill. I love painting, but any kind of new technique I learn (blending, shading, medium etc) generally starts with failure and experimentation 🤙

  • Veritasium
    Veritasium Před 5 měsíci +2373

    I’ve visited a glass shop before but I never knew about the rubbery plateau and I always wondered how they could keep working the glass outside the furnace. Now I know! Also, seeing the internal stresses using the polarizer was awesome. Great job Destin!

    • Tristan Brown
      Tristan Brown Před 5 měsíci +8


    • Leo Staley
      Leo Staley Před 5 měsíci +9

      Looks like you've got a new video idea!

    • Dean
      Dean Před 5 měsíci +2

      @Leo Staley he doesn’t sound smart

    • matszz
      matszz Před 5 měsíci +2

      How special relativity makes magnets work ≠ The big misconception about electricity.

    • Hakaishin Kage
      Hakaishin Kage Před 5 měsíci +2

      Please redo the God's Rod video with stabilizers on the rods this time

  • Lukas Müller
    Lukas Müller Před 5 měsíci +183

    3:09 I love these little handwritten safety notes. The fish saying wear safety glasses is great 😂 and "Do not pick up glass from the floor! - it's NOT safe." 😅 perfect for ne who sometimes just forgets that there would be a super heated oven right in front of me. 😂

    • Joik2ww
      Joik2ww Před 3 měsíci +2

      Yay! I need those notes :D Every time I pick up something hot in workshop XD

    • Skeazix
      Skeazix Před 3 měsíci +3

      Also, "Do not sit on the floor"

  • Mikoro
    Mikoro Před 5 měsíci +17

    19:34 NICE!
    These guys just got exponentially better with each attempt!
    _Very_ interesting video Destin!

  • Merlin Grey
    Merlin Grey Před 5 měsíci +27

    i love seeing art explored through the eyes of an engineer, you have such an enthusiasm for everything

    • jimmy aber
      jimmy aber Před 3 měsíci

      His wife is likely hiding all the glass in their home as we watch this.

  • Fridde von Frankenstein
    Fridde von Frankenstein Před 5 měsíci +14

    We often went to Bornholm (Denmark) on vacation when I was a kid (almost 30 years ago 😭) and there were quite a few open glass workshops where I just loved watching the artisans do their thing. I just remembered how relaxing and beautiful this art is to look at.

  • salex1454
    salex1454 Před 3 měsíci +5

    As an artist, I really appreciate the way you show the artist process and the intricacies that go into the creation of these pieces. The art you see is the last and sometimes least important part of the puzzle, its all that failure and struggle and teamwork that makes the piece worth it. You capture that feeling and I am so happy you show that

  • NightHawkInLight
    NightHawkInLight Před 5 měsíci +1050

    Molten glass looks so cool. Not much else radiates visible light while at the same time being transparent.

    • Repent and believe in Jesus Christ
      Repent and believe in Jesus Christ Před 5 měsíci +12

      Repent to Jesus Christ “Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?””
      ‭‭John‬ ‭11‬:‭25‬-‭26‬ ‭NIV‬‬

    • Grand Dawggy
      Grand Dawggy Před 5 měsíci +64

      ​@Repent and believe in Jesus Christ no u

    • The Cheaterman
      The Cheaterman Před 5 měsíci +2

      I'd love to see you play with the stuff :-)

    • Adrian D
      Adrian D Před 5 měsíci +3

      Light bulb?

    • Grand Dawggy
      Grand Dawggy Před 5 měsíci +8

      @Adrian D has a part that's transparent and has a part that produces light that isn't

  • Rubie Gorospe
    Rubie Gorospe Před 5 měsíci +5

    I never thought I would enjoy glass making this way and this much, and not to mention the whole physics behind it, even the entire process you've all subjected yourself into to get the most perfect cast of Prince Rupert's drop in a glass mold that translates how failures can shape success❤

  • Kenneth Kerr
    Kenneth Kerr Před 2 měsíci

    Destin, thank you for this masterpiece! Cal is an outstanding teacher and his approach to operational efficiency and learning has changed my mindset.
    "A great piece is balanced right on the edge of failure and success" -Cal
    Print it!

  • TheGolfdaily
    TheGolfdaily Před 2 měsíci

    This was one of the BEST slow motion video I have seen to date.
    Congratulations guys!!

  • Mike Jaqua
    Mike Jaqua Před 18 dny

    This was truly fascinating. I learned so much in this that I never even imagined learning. The combination of artistry and science was incredibly rich.
    One last question i must ask: Is there a way to see the colors that you saw with the polaroscope without actually needing a polaroscope? Maybe something akin to the polarizing filters? The polarizing filters gave a beautiful effect that was both artistic and educational, but the colors seen with the polaroscope were far more beautiful and educational.
    This was definitely one of the best videos you've done. Thank you so much. ❤

  • 10secondsrule
    10secondsrule Před 5 měsíci +1

    Truly amazing piece. A moment frozen in time. Also seeing so many passionate people is so encouraging. Thank you for making this.

  • TimeBucks
    TimeBucks Před 5 měsíci +1611

    I absolutely love the respect you’ve given to the artists in this video.

  • ArnoldsK
    ArnoldsK Před měsícem +1

    Fun fact: if you melt off the tail, it still keeps it's properties. So it's essentially a very strong teardrop.

  • XaininPC
    XaininPC Před 5 měsíci +5

    This video just makes me happy. And I got to experience the same wonder of having had no idea about the rubbery plateau either. I loved how on the 2nd cup on the slow cam, it almost looked like there was a 2nd little surge of forward movement milliseconds after the pop that I didn't see on the others. I think just like Cal talked about the fine line between success and failure, there is also that mystery middle ground where scientific experimentation and pure artistry can work so harmoniously. The world needs more people like you and Cal to inspire more people to look for those middle grounds where so much magic happens.

  • Mike Williams
    Mike Williams Před 5 měsíci

    If you do this again, I would LOVE to see the drop-plunge and break thru a polarized lens or something - that would be amazing

  • Edward Pasternak
    Edward Pasternak Před 4 měsíci +1

    This was a phenomenal episode. I was smiling the whole way through. I was learning the whole way through. Another job well done Destin!

  • Jeffmetal 42
    Jeffmetal 42 Před 3 měsíci

    I love Cal's thoughts on failure. I've always had a similar outlook, maybe not to his extent, but still retaining the idea that failure is a REALLY good teacher. When I was teaching people in the trim carpentry field i always told the ppl i was teaching, "you are going to mess up, no doubt about it. Don't stress it, instead use it as a tool to figure out what not to do."
    I've learned way, waaaaay more by my mistakes than my successes.

  • zollotech
    zollotech Před 5 měsíci +350

    That final result looks incredible

      KING’S REVENGE Před 5 měsíci +1


    • Tom Elner
      Tom Elner Před 5 měsíci +5

      Yes it's stunning.
      Found out funny that aubergine wasn't a known word... It's the UK name for an egg plant (not sure where else says this)

  • monkfishi
    monkfishi Před 5 měsíci +1

    This was phenomenal throughout!
    I'm an educator that works between the arts and engineering and this video did an amazing job of reflecting all of the different facets of my work and it allowed me new things on so many levels.
    Your graphics were SO GOOD at facilitating the explanations.
    The digressions into tangential topics were so natural and they cultivated so much appreciation for the complexity of the work of the glassblowing team.
    I was delighted each time you went back to the studio to learn something new and different. And I really appreciate the time you took to show the process and the coordination of the team, as well as how deep you got into the failure discussion with Cal. It would have been so easy to cut those parts or to not prepare to capture those moments, but those were the most important to make me feel like I was there learning in person.

  • ZenMaster
    ZenMaster Před 5 měsíci +97

    If I were a billionaire I would definitely buy myself the world's coolest $100,000 paperweight.

    • juanballe07
      juanballe07 Před 4 měsíci +2

      $1000 tops

    • John 840
      John 840 Před 3 měsíci +7

      @juanballe07 look again! The amount they want for them is eye watering!

    • Audacity Hour
      Audacity Hour Před 3 měsíci

      I’d put a light on top n make it my bed room light lol

    • Audacity Hour
      Audacity Hour Před 3 měsíci +4

      @juanballe07an amethyst tea cup is like 500 so idk.. considering how geeked out they were over this whole thing .. even tho it’s glass .. 1k sounds about right

    • smgdfc mfah
      smgdfc mfah Před 2 měsíci

      That's the difference between science and "art" - a factor of 10x or more!

  • Carstuff111
    Carstuff111 Před 5 měsíci +5

    This is one of my absolute favorite things you have done to date! Science and art together! And it is beyond epic!

  • Arindam Das
    Arindam Das Před 5 měsíci +1

    Hello Destin we love your series on the Prince Ruperts drop!!!
    The best one was when the drop was shot and it lighted up!!! 🔥🔥🔥✨✨✨

  • Irina Greenman
    Irina Greenman Před 5 měsíci +1

    High quality photos of those glass pieces through various types of lenses and scopes would make an amazing album.
    The whole thing looks almost organic, and also like something out in space. Incredible and beautiful.

  • David Johney
    David Johney Před 5 měsíci +2

    Big thanks to Cal and his team. This was just amazing!

  • Austin Hunter
    Austin Hunter Před 5 měsíci

    Awesome video man. It was so cool to see Cal and his team working together. I’m always being exposed to and learning about new things when I watch your videos. This is why I love your channel so much. Keep up the good work Destin!

  • Earl Kjar Brown
    Earl Kjar Brown Před 5 měsíci +1

    Super cool! Good job Cal and crew! Nice job Dustin for sharing this talent that Cal and crew have.

  • Demis D. John
    Demis D. John Před 18 dny

    Cal's team is amazing, there is so much going on in their intuition that I wish I had! I make new types of microchips, and their techniques just taught me so much about it! (We use a few different types of "glasses" - SiO2, Si3N4, Al2O3, ZnO, to name a few.) Wonderful video. I could watch another hour on the PRD and another on why Cal's team does the steps they do. I want a PRD19-4 with polarizers attached.

  • benthosspearguns
    benthosspearguns Před 5 měsíci +1

    Evaluating art is always a difficult task...if not impossible!! I love the way you never stop "exploring"!!!

  • Nathan Tripp
    Nathan Tripp Před 5 měsíci +577

    I really enjoyed Cal's perspective on failure. The use of failure as way to experiment and learn even though the piece isn't what he wanted it to be. It's a really smart idea.

    • Scott Pensyl
      Scott Pensyl Před 5 měsíci +2

      The school of hard knocks is always the best teacher.

    • Greg Herrman
      Greg Herrman Před 5 měsíci +6

      Engineering meets art. Or is it art meeting engineering?

    • Patrick Connors
      Patrick Connors Před 5 měsíci +1

      I always try to learn from my mistakes, but this is a completely different and brilliant way of looking at it.

    • zaq_hack
      zaq_hack Před 5 měsíci +14

      This is true in engineering, too. Cal's perspective is the difference between people who are "paper experts" and people that you ask something and they casually give you the expert answer. A lot of people walk away from failures to start over ASAP. But good companies give their employees room to fail and explore those failures. So often, there are very important lessons in failures. This is why you see a lot of software teams hiring "chaos engineers" to purposely come break things in the infrastructure. "What happens when we hack this? What happens if our backup is shut down? What if ... what if ... what if ... ?" You can explore those questions "for free" when you are post-failure, but too many companies see this as a waste of time. They are thinking only about the deadline and getting the project complete with this "new setback," but knowledge lost to exploring "what went wrong" can prove to be much, much more valuable in the long run.

    • realemonful
      realemonful Před 5 měsíci

      In a case like this, why would you want to quit? You can't do anything else but watch and see what happens, makes total sense to me from this aspect but that is unrealistic in every case scenario in life. Dumb actually!

  • Angela Lewis
    Angela Lewis Před měsícem

    This is my favorite episode ever, Destin! This is AMAZING!

  • Oztauge
    Oztauge Před 5 měsíci

    Love everything about this! You and Cal are great minds and I loved watching the two come together to make something beautiful. You too made me smarter, thank you

  • McCoy
    McCoy Před 5 měsíci

    I wish Destin was a professor of mine. So easy to learn and follow along. Never in a million years did I think this topic would be so fascinating. Glad I watched.

  • Russell Dent
    Russell Dent Před 5 měsíci +1

    I had a question for you, Dustin. Have you ever learn about Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy? It would be supper fun to listen to you explain the science behind that. I am currently getting my PhD in chemistry right now and I am specializing in NMR spectroscopy.

  • Daethy
    Daethy Před 5 měsíci

    Everything about this video is beautiful. From the science to the glass making process and teamwork, the end results, and the life advice given at the end. It's very beautiful!!

  • KillerWhale806
    KillerWhale806 Před 5 měsíci +393

    Really love the way cal runs his shop. Very focused and serious, making sure all the apprentices understand the safety aspects. But at the same time he was never rude, never belittling. He's the kind of teacher that you know knows his stuff, but you're not scared of him, you're scared to disappoint him.

  • unfa🇺🇦
    unfa🇺🇦 Před 5 měsíci +1

    This video was so worth the time spent watching it. It's inspiring to me as an artist, but also just as a person. Thank you.

  • bookmarvel
    bookmarvel Před 4 měsíci +1

    The way that the whole team of people work together throughout the whole process is truly incredible, and you can see that each of them is so nervous at the beginning but over time they get more comfortable and fluid with everything and it's so cool to watch. Not to mention how incredible the finished pieces are, and even the semi-finished pieces and the mess-ups along the way! They are all masters in their field and still learning and so excited about every bit of it, and thank you Destin for showing that to us. Keep making cool videos like this one!

  • Alex Dust
    Alex Dust Před 5 měsíci

    This is a awesome video! we some times focus to much on progress and we often forget the source of the inspiration and when people finally see the result it always leave people speechless of its beauty. i am happy there are still people striving to create new form of amazing art every day. keep it up guys.

  • Ricardo Trujillo
    Ricardo Trujillo Před 5 měsíci

    Thanks for continuing making good and meaningful content, we need more of this this days.

  • Mechanized Beast
    Mechanized Beast Před 5 měsíci

    It's been a few years since I watched your videos consistantly, ive since become an adult and learned alot about life but it's wonderful revisiting your videos and seeing your passion for learning keep on making amazing videos, thank you!

  • Matz 4k
    Matz 4k Před 5 měsíci +440

    I love how calm Cal is while also giving important feedback. Must be nice to learn under his guidance.

    • MadSandman
      MadSandman Před 5 měsíci +4

      @Sylv0 What's going on here ?

    • MadSandman
      MadSandman Před 5 měsíci

      One can report that user on their profile but for some reason I can't do it. When I enter the impersonated channel's url, it says that the channel doesn't exist. It's so frustrating.

  • Smart Week
    Smart Week Před 4 měsíci +1

    It's amazing to see the power of molten glass and how it reacts with Prince Rupert's Drop. The slow-motion footage really captures the intricate details of the experiment and shows the incredible amount of force and energy involved. This video is a great example of how science can be both educational and entertaining. Keep up the great work!

  • Justin DeRosa
    Justin DeRosa Před 5 měsíci

    Love this. Can Rupert's drops be made out of other materials? Love the association with space thing with supersonic trails... Kinda looks like creatures from Star Wars... pergols (sp?) travelling through hyperspace. Be cool if they could get multiple drops arranged to be like the fins.
    "Let's mess up as much as possible."

  • Pierre Villemaire-Brooks
    Pierre Villemaire-Brooks Před 5 měsíci

    I get Cal's point that perfection isn't always ideal since we might feel like we are missing out on what other possibilities are available to us and also about how optimizing our learning time is important. I also know that great art comes from knowing when and how to put imperfections to our advantage and making something greater than perfectionist methods would have allowed us to do.

  • Tony Conte
    Tony Conte Před 5 měsíci

    What a truly amazing blend of art, science, pure talent and human curiosity. Thank you for making this video!

  • Ace Kaci
    Ace Kaci Před 23 dny

    Wondering if this is something you might explore one day: try quenching the drop in oil vs water and testing the durability between the two. Prince Rupert’s drops quenched in oil seem stronger and less likely to shatter. I would love your thoughts on why. Also wondering if it could withstand a bullet entirely, tail wiggling and all.

  • Moondoggie
    Moondoggie Před 5 měsíci +537

    The way Cal speaks about the fine balance of success and failure is an amazing headspace.

    • House Capital
      House Capital Před 5 měsíci +10

      Reminds me of an old quote I heard “The line of demarcation between failure and success is so thin we often do not know where one ends and the other begins”

    • Moondoggie
      Moondoggie Před 5 měsíci +2

      @House Capital That is a quote I have not heard before but it is one worth remembering.

    • House Capital
      House Capital Před 5 měsíci +2

      @Moondoggie Its from Napoleon Hill

    • Moondoggie
      Moondoggie Před 5 měsíci +1

      @House Capital Thank you for letting me know.

    • WT Johnson
      WT Johnson Před 5 měsíci +3

      It reminds me of playing the old Super Mario Bros game for the first time. Once you beat level 1-1, you move on to level 1-2. If you run out of lives on level 1-2, you have to go back and play through level 1-1 again!

  • Film Philosophy
    Film Philosophy Před 3 měsíci

    Cal is somewhat of a philosopher with his take on failure and success. Loved this video.

  • Linda Govan
    Linda Govan Před 3 měsíci

    This was brilliant. I learned a lot more than I expected. Just curious, have you ever tried using ballistics gel for this?

  • Corwin
    Corwin Před 5 měsíci

    I watched your first prince ruperts drop video all those years ago and was so amazed at what they could make that I bought one of their vases for my mom. She still has it to this day and it is just such an amazing piece. People are still blown away by it the first time they see it.

  • Not A Blink
    Not A Blink Před 3 měsíci

    That didn't felt like half an hour, this video is truly just fascinating

  • Robert Lamb
    Robert Lamb Před 3 měsíci

    You have produced another mind expanding video. I wonder if it is possible to capture in glass, or some other physical media, the further shattering of the Prince Rupert’s drop. What Cal did was impressive, but the PR drop didn’t expand in the molten glass beyond the instant that it shattered.

  • Philip Hubbell
    Philip Hubbell Před 5 měsíci +434

    It was this channel that helped me decide to quit my job and go back to school in my mid 30s. Best decision I ever made. Graduated 5 years ago and that degree has helped me so much. Just needed this motivation

    • Look what I found
      Look what I found Před 5 měsíci +13

      Thank you for taking the time to share this, it is wonderful to read and I hope it goes onto inspire others

    • TJ
      TJ Před 5 měsíci +8

      How did you live without a job?

    • Connor Vanhelsing
      Connor Vanhelsing Před 5 měsíci +2

      ​@TJ the ever important question

    • Grant Cox
      Grant Cox Před 5 měsíci +4

      Well done mate, congratulations on your achievement and best wishes for your future endeavours...

    • Peter Gerdes
      Peter Gerdes Před 5 měsíci +2

      What did you study?

  • Mark Cell
    Mark Cell Před 4 měsíci +3

    Destin, your enthusiasm for learning new things is intoxicating! If I could learn half the things you have forgotten I would be smarter every day.

  • Scholtz Buys
    Scholtz Buys Před 2 měsíci

    That is so amazing! I'd definitely buy something like that, but even the glass team, I mean, what a cool boss to work for!

  • Joshua 24:15
    Joshua 24:15 Před 3 měsíci

    I was and still always big fan of glass artwork; but this experiment is on next level !!

  • RBTech
    RBTech Před 5 měsíci

    Brilliant Channel Destin, just brilliant.
    When MAJOR global TV networks can't even master rebooting 40 year old shows, you and you colleagues make repeatable entertaining, educational and truly fascinating viewing.

  • Devin Coleman
    Devin Coleman Před 4 měsíci

    The science and discovery in this is amazing but the very end of this video, the marbles closeups, gave me a visceral nostalgia that I’m now thankful for!

  • purelyforconsumption
    purelyforconsumption Před 5 měsíci +315

    When I finish a Smarter Every Day video, I feel like a different person, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. This channel is one of the last bastions of wholesome, educational, and transformative content on CZcams. These videos remind me that there's much good in the world. Thank you very much for the work you do Destin.

    • Organic Salad
      Organic Salad Před 5 měsíci +3

      Dude yes, those are the perfect words for it🙏🏻🙏🏻

      FIGHTTHECABLE Před 5 měsíci +3

      I would argue, that you haven't looked far enough yet.

    • Organic Salad
      Organic Salad Před 5 měsíci +1

      @FIGHTTHECABLE there are indeed many other incredible channels, yes, i agree 100%.

    • purelyforconsumption
      purelyforconsumption Před 5 měsíci +7

      @FIGHTTHECABLE yeah well im not saying that new great channels stopped popping up. but if you think about the last couple of years though, esp with shorts and how recent creators would optimize for the algorithm or use shock and psychological tricks to garner attention, you get a bleaker picture of the platform as a whole. A different archetype of content gets rewarded more, and it becomes harder to find channels like this one.

    • Repent and believe in Jesus Christ
      Repent and believe in Jesus Christ Před 5 měsíci

      Repent to Jesus Christ “Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?””
      ‭‭John‬ ‭11‬:‭25‬-‭26‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  • Tully Fisher
    Tully Fisher Před 3 měsíci

    Super interesting as always. And really love the "failure attitude". This should also be treated with more respect in scientific papers etc. - This IS science. 👍🏼

  • vectrexer
    vectrexer Před 4 měsíci

    Yum! Simply delicious on so many levels! Thanks Dustin, and Cal, and everyone involved making this video.

  • Sean L
    Sean L Před 5 měsíci +1

    I love that whenever there's another chapter to this Prince Rupert's Drop story I get to watch all of them over again like a movie. Cheers! 🍿

  • Charles Feehrer
    Charles Feehrer Před 3 měsíci

    I love the concept of, “if I’m going to fail, fail all the way.” Reminds me of the Mythbusters, where their motto was “failure is always an option.” We learn so much from failing. We shouldn’t be afraid to fail, that’s where true knowledge comes from.

  • Hash G
    Hash G Před 4 měsíci

    Hey destin!
    It's always great to watch your videos. Keep it up!
    I thought you could do a slow mo video showing a microscopic view of friction. That would be pretty cool and we might learn something, cause as you already know you get smarter everyday!

  • Jared Janhsen
    Jared Janhsen Před 5 měsíci +129

    Cal is an amazing artisan. His patience, knowledge, and positivity are extraordinary.

    • SmarterEveryDay
      SmarterEveryDay  Před 5 měsíci +41

      I agree. Eric, Jill and the rest who work with him are extremely good team mates. I'm impressed with their ability to all give each other negative feedback in a constructive way. We could all learn from their example.

  • Offspec
    Offspec Před 3 měsíci +1

    You should try torching off the tail of the drop and seeing how much more durable it is :)

  • LivingNexus
    LivingNexus Před 2 měsíci

    This was a great video with lots of lessons, but I'm not sure exactly what I learned about Prince Rupert's drops except it's harder to make them with colored glass.

  • Adeniji Mathew
    Adeniji Mathew Před 3 měsíci

    this is such an amazing, fun, educative content. this is very explanatory and shows how things are done.. wow this is really a great and amazing.

  • Old Street Doc
    Old Street Doc Před 2 měsíci

    When you begin learning much more through your failures than your successes, you’re beginning to truly understand the medium in which you’re working in.
    This in particular is as beautiful as it is fascinating. 👍🏼

  • Ehi Strings
    Ehi Strings Před 5 měsíci

    Every single bit of visualisation in this video was top tier, aides the explanations perfectly

  • TheFinalRevelation
    TheFinalRevelation Před 5 měsíci +133

    11:45 - working with hot molten glass in your shorts and T short. Now that's confidence !

    • NineSun
      NineSun Před 5 měsíci +10

      It's the same with molten metal. This stuff is that hot, that it will not be able to touch your bare skin due to the Leidenfrost-Effect. If molten glass / metal hits your cloths they will catch on fire and burn you badly.
      Ideally you would work butt naked just with gloves and protection googles on. But CZcams would not allow that. And I may think his apprentices would also have something to say about that.

    • darkmator
      darkmator Před 5 měsíci +8

      @NineSun we only saw the filmed part ^^

    • TheFinalRevelation
      TheFinalRevelation Před 5 měsíci

      @NineSun Wow! thanks for enlightening me. I'm becoming smarter everyday !

    • Dominic Knepper
      Dominic Knepper Před 5 měsíci +37

      @NineSun That's not true. I've been burned multiple times from hot glass. There isn't enough oil on your skin to withstand more than a split second of contact. And we wear cotton clothing, not synthetic, because it doesn't melt or catch fire easily. I've got more shirts with tiny burn holes in them than I can count. Not sure where you're getting your information.

    • David Pickles
      David Pickles Před 5 měsíci +7

      @NineSun don't spread misinformation

  • goose
    goose Před 5 měsíci

    I'd love to see a video on - brass brazing, stick, mig and tig welding. Great video Destin

  • MrEMVme
    MrEMVme Před 5 měsíci +1

    I kind of hope that someone will spend the $100,000 after watching this video. Fascinating as always Destin, thank you for making me smarter every day.

  • P DuF
    P DuF Před 5 měsíci +2

    Prince Rupert’s Drops and Laminar flow are two of my favorite recurring “characters” on this channel 😁

  • TheNinjaBonez
    TheNinjaBonez Před 5 měsíci

    i absolutely LOVE your Drop videos!!
    ...ALL OF THEM!!. they are so much fun to watch.
    thank you so very much for making these prince drop videos!! i love watching them explode like that LoL.
    putting it in hot glass makes sense why it wasnt breaking properly, its getting soft fast and the pressure or the hot glass was keeping it in tact.
    i liked seeing that one Self Heal.
    the only other thing to do would be to wait a while longer for the molten glass to cool before you put the Drop in it so it wouldnt heat up and get soft... but i love these videos!!
    Thank You!!

  • Amicable Koala
    Amicable Koala Před 5 měsíci +335

    I love Destin's infectious enthusiasm and ability to explain complex topics in a clear and engaging way. I admire how Destin guides his interactions with kindness, empathy, and eagerness to learn. We can all stand to learn something from people like Destin who put aside personal differences and instead choose to focus on human connection. There's something truly special about this channel.

    • Chris Odom
      Chris Odom Před 5 měsíci +2

      He's a true rare gem, and worthy of the term role model. This world needs more Destins.

    • aboriani
      aboriani Před 5 měsíci +3

      These are words Destin himself would use if he came across his channel from another dimension.

  • racinjason68
    racinjason68 Před 5 měsíci

    This video with Cal was amazing. Didn’t think glass would catch my attention, but dang I enjoyed it start to finish. Love the final product!

  • Armand Tanguay
    Armand Tanguay Před 3 měsíci

    Hi destin, i'm a huge fan of your content. Ever since I watched your first Prince Rupert's Drop video I had a question: what would happen if you just melted the tail of the drop off. Would it make it invincible or would it shatter, etc.

  • Blayde Lawson
    Blayde Lawson Před 5 měsíci

    Destin, been watching you for years. This is your best video to date. Thank you for what you do.

  • Jacob Waddell
    Jacob Waddell Před 5 měsíci +5

    Cal seems like such an amazing teacher who wants to see his students succeed. He also has a very neat perspective on learning and making mistakes.

  • A. Lenjo
    A. Lenjo Před 5 měsíci

    This episode was far more than working with glass!!💯 Thanks Destin!👏👏

  • LogicaL
    LogicaL Před 5 měsíci +292

    Cal's expectation of perfection and learning through failure is really commendable. My jaw literally dropped when you showed how they make the drinking glass. Just incredible.

  • JPG23
    JPG23 Před 5 měsíci

    Destin, thanks for yet another amazing video. I was excited to watch the entire process; however, I believe at 20:03 you missed a great opportunity to emphasize Cal's perspective when he said the glass was "healing". It's awesome to see the process through Cal's eyes and imagine the molten glass enveloping the shattered glass and healing it by filling the voids!

  • Milo Gomez
    Milo Gomez Před 5 měsíci

    I love your videos very well made and informative!

  • b62boom1
    b62boom1 Před 5 měsíci

    That was absolutely fascinating! The glass artist has the best attitude towards failure I've ever heard. Brilliant!

  • Andrew Adams
    Andrew Adams Před 5 měsíci

    His crew makes me think of something from a book, truly masters at work such an amazing video

  • Fatilumkins
    Fatilumkins Před 5 měsíci +1

    Just checked the website. How incredible is it to know that the original of this seen made here is $100,000? Where I am in no way one who buys fine art I can completely see how someone would spend that kind of money for this beautiful piece when they team behind it is so talented and seems so down to Earth.

  • Sullen Puffin
    Sullen Puffin Před 5 měsíci +145

    I absolutely love the respect you’ve given to the artists in this video. Bridging the gap between engineering and artistry is a wonderful thing 🎉

  • poo
    poo Před měsícem

    It still amazes me how much molten glass looks and acts like molten candy

  • nelson ramon
    nelson ramon Před 5 měsíci

    thanks for venturing that much into art on this one ❤

  • Viperzoid
    Viperzoid Před 5 měsíci

    Very well made video, very interesting, i didnt even realise it was half an hour until it ended. Keep up the good work man!

  • Deoli Lacsamana
    Deoli Lacsamana Před 5 měsíci

    This episode has been absolutely phenomenal indeed. 🙂 Absolutely!