How Lawn Mower Blades Cut Grass (at 50,000 FRAMES PER SECOND) – Smarter Every Day 196

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  1. The only thing that "supports the grass" is it's own upright position, providing it with a micro-second of inertia as the blade strikes it. If the blade is sharp, that is sufficient.

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  3. Wow, now when I am going to cut the grass, I’m gonna feel bad, it looks so violent. it’s almost like the grass is trying to escape, and then it gets pulled up and then it’s head goes bye bye. LOL.

  4. I don’t know if my favorite part of this video is finally learning how this works… or the sounds! Are those the actual sounds slowed down? Yeah, pretty sure that’s my favorite part.

  5. I moved to the desert. I haven't mowed grass in 7 years.
    But back when i was a kid and had to cut our 7 acre field with a push mower, I thought a lot about how the blades actually cut the grass.
    When I became an adult, I thought, mainly, just a couple more years and my kids will be old enough to do this. lol

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