Exploding Cucumbers! | Slo Mo #36 | Earth Unplugged

Plants are awesome too! We have filmed a lot of animals on Slo Mo for Earth Unplugged, so we thought it was about time that some plants got a look in, and we were pretty blown away with the results!

Sam and Si look at Himalayan balsam and the squirting cucumber, revealing in super slow motion hot these two incredible plants spread their seeds using high pressure mechanisms.

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50 Comments

  1. Yl Feng on September 23, 2019 at 9:23 pm

    I like exploding seeds

  2. Kintsuta on September 23, 2019 at 9:24 pm

    I didn’t know that the seed openings for squirting cucumbers were right where the fruits attach to their stems!

  3. 5 seconds ago on September 23, 2019 at 9:24 pm

    I found a small plant in my backyard with seed pods that do the same thing

  4. Z0MBAZINATOR on September 23, 2019 at 9:25 pm

    I’m guessing the exploding plant originates from greater arabia …

  5. PotatoSlaps on September 23, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    2:48
    " p e e i n g N a u g h t y S e e d"

  6. SeniorBones on September 23, 2019 at 9:28 pm

    Imagine walking through your garden and having a plant nut on you

  7. YU HENG TAN on September 23, 2019 at 9:30 pm

    very good and interesting.

  8. MrExplode2839 on September 23, 2019 at 9:31 pm

    When its 1 december

  9. The28thnoob on September 23, 2019 at 9:32 pm

    The day I walk through someone’s garden and a plant nuts on me is the day someone’s garden gets lit on fire

  10. Milagros de Jesús López Villarreal on September 23, 2019 at 9:32 pm

    Excellent!

  11. Dreams do come true on September 23, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    After no nut November :

  12. Milan Andonov on September 23, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    Plants orgasms.

  13. g1o2r3a4z5d6 on September 23, 2019 at 9:34 pm

    What’s the title of the music at 1:00 called?

  14. a person with no friends on September 23, 2019 at 9:34 pm

    Why?

  15. Avotts on September 23, 2019 at 9:35 pm

    I came across your video while looking up the scientific name for the exploding/squirting cucumber – which is used as a homeopathic medicine. I had never heard of it. The H. Balsam you showed is very surprising. I have only ever heard of Balsam wood that they use to make the little airplane models that they used to give school kids cause they were cheap, but lots of fun. That balsam is extremely light weight. The one you showed makes a beautiful showy flower. It is one of the impatients. Its character gave it its name. All parts of the plant are edible. The flowers can be made in jam and jelly. I guess people forgot about that. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Youssef Budjaj on September 23, 2019 at 9:39 pm

    I was relaxed studying angiosperms and all of a sudden i discovered the best youtube channel ever.

  17. Allie Plante on September 23, 2019 at 9:39 pm

    When nature nuts

  18. chucky braswell on September 23, 2019 at 9:42 pm

    I wish i could throw my seed up to 7 meters.

  19. Joao Neto on September 23, 2019 at 9:42 pm

    One little touch is all it takes to squirt.

  20. RufusTheDufus on September 23, 2019 at 9:45 pm

    Yo this is basically nutting because the plant is shooting its seed

  21. Timo Rumary on September 23, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    That was awesome

  22. Chee Yong Koh on September 23, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    Soooooooooooo satisfying

  23. Rezzmari on September 23, 2019 at 9:51 pm

    LOL This is making it too easy to use as a dirty joke. God, I need to share this with my friends. They’d probably think I was watching porn only to find out this is a actual plant!!!

  24. The Ja#zer on September 23, 2019 at 9:52 pm

    My favourite plant

  25. Nick Klatte on September 23, 2019 at 9:53 pm

    iFunny anyone???

  26. Necrosoro1 on September 23, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    They need to do one on the fruit of the Hura crepitans, otherwise known as the sandbox tree. That’s if they can get a fruit there without violently exploding lol!

  27. Diddler on the roof on September 23, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    2 days into nonutvember

  28. itFrostySG on September 23, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    Cool! #StayTapuAlways

  29. Megha P on September 23, 2019 at 9:56 pm

    cucumber nut

  30. Light'sQueen xx on September 23, 2019 at 9:56 pm

    Imagine walking through your garden and getting nutted on

  31. Jissel Ivy Lopez on September 23, 2019 at 9:58 pm

    Imagine walking through your garden in get nutted on..

  32. Venkatesh Babu Ponnuchamy on September 23, 2019 at 10:02 pm

    Seeds bursting is pretty common but why plants do that is a big story. Something to do with cell vacuoles. And rapid cell division technology.

  33. Coopdog Gaming on September 23, 2019 at 10:02 pm

    Lazarbeam? Try not to laugh 4chan???

  34. The EYE on September 23, 2019 at 10:04 pm

    This is how I disperse my seeds :¬)

  35. Drhax Deeze on September 23, 2019 at 10:04 pm

    Busted a nut

  36. sallyanne201 on September 23, 2019 at 10:07 pm

    am currently doing some Botany study, so this is brilliant… thanks!

  37. Skila Alyona on September 23, 2019 at 10:08 pm

    Me lmao

  38. StrikerTheFoxy on September 23, 2019 at 10:09 pm

    This should be filmed at a higher frame rate by the slo mo guys

  39. Gabriel Wilshire on September 23, 2019 at 10:11 pm

    Imagine walking through your garden and getting nutted on by a Vegetable

  40. Predrag Milovanović on September 23, 2019 at 10:11 pm

    Is it edible?

  41. bioman on September 23, 2019 at 10:11 pm

    Subscribe bagging… It’s a desease on YouTube.

  42. Cast Member on September 23, 2019 at 10:12 pm

    Ifunny

  43. daunfifi 123c456b on September 23, 2019 at 10:14 pm

    It’s simply a porn

  44. SilenceWarrior on September 23, 2019 at 10:15 pm

    Saw this because of a meme

  45. Kniuqs iob on September 23, 2019 at 10:17 pm

    If a bee or a fly put him self in that cucumber imagine that he will explode too with the cucumber

  46. Alex DeCampi on September 23, 2019 at 10:18 pm

    Y’all wanna see my seed explode in slow mo?

  47. Alicorn Trash on September 23, 2019 at 10:18 pm

    In the plant world we yeet our babies

  48. Prey the Fox on September 23, 2019 at 10:21 pm

    What music is this? What type of music

  49. WeHaveEbola on September 23, 2019 at 10:22 pm

    is it just me, or does one guy sound like wheatley from portal 2?

  50. Jalees Ahmad on September 23, 2019 at 10:23 pm

    Pregnancy—-Labour

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