The Phantom Cam from UFC on FOX Sports 1 proves that human anatomy is floppy

Twenty years ago everything humanity knew about MMA could fit on a 3.5 floppy disk. Now in 2013 we don’t even use floppys. Heck, we barely use CDs. We’ve elevated from disposable Wal-Mart cameras to Phantom Cams that capture live movement at a rate of 20,000 frames per second. This past weekend at UFC on FOX Sports 1, the Phantom Cam proved that human anatomy is indeed floppy. However not floppy like the 3.5 inch storage device. That thing was just plastic and metals. The human body is composed of a number of chemicals, water being the dominant one.

If you’ve ever filled an epidermal sack of skin with water (don’t act like you haven’t done this before) and hit it around with a sledge hammer, some interesting things occur when it’s captured at 20,000 frames per second. Notably, flesh doesn’t move — it ripples. Facial appendages also tend to bend in awkward positions, the nose and ears especially. If you don’t believe us then look at this Phantom Cam footage from this past weekend and pay attention to Joe Lauzon’s facial structure when Michael Johnson strikes him.

Published on August 19, 2013 at 9:11 pm
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