Slow-motion beatboxing is hypnotizing

German beatboxer Flula Borg wanted to film his craft at 1,500 frames per second. So he did. The result is mesmerizing (as slow-mo footage is wont to be). It's also... weirdly explicit (due in no small part to Borg's own reference to sauropod genitalia).

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Complement this video with the latest installment of Smarter Every Day, wherein Destin actually meets up with Borg and explores some of the science in the above clip:

Epic.

[Flula Borg via Smarter Every Day]

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simonstillwellgray
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before going broke and having to get a job, my original intention for my undergrad thesis in linguistics was to do a phonetic-to-morphological analysis of beatboxing, trying to discern if there was any sort of descriptive grammar structure that could be built.