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Guy Boils a GoPro (And Nearly Destroys It) to Capture Footage of an Egg Being Poached

There are many ways to almost destroy your GoPro trying to capture viral footage — jumping off cliffs, jumping a mountain bike across a cliff… pretty much anything with a cliff will work — but this is the first time we’ve run across someone almost destroying their action cam by boiling it. All to give you an underwater view of an egg being poached.

Created by Reddit User MakeSushi1 of YouTube channel How To Make Sushi Japanese Food Recipes, the video he risked his precious GoPro to capture did end up going viral… but it’s not your standard GoPro vid. Well, unless you consider creations like the “inside of a dishwasher” video standard action cam fare.

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In the end he captured 25 seconds of video footage, but not without almost destroying his camera:

I placed the GoPro in the standard underwater case it comes with and when the air inside the case got too hot it expanded causing the case to fracture creating a leak, this was towards the end so as soon as it happened I pulled it out before much water could get in, anyway when I took it out the case the LCD screen was blacked out and the camera was very hot and unresponsive… honestly thought I broke it, once it cooled down though it started to work again and to my surprise it now works fine and saved the video footage!

Check out the video at the top to see the somewhat mesmerizing dance of the poached egg, and then go grab your GoPro and figure out something mundane-yet-fascinating to shoot.


 
  • http://www.rmjphotography.net/ RMJ

    What next ? Someone almost destroys gopro for filming paint to dry ?

    Bo-f-word-ring

  • Hendrick the Elder

    Why didn’t he use a thick glass pot to begin with and shot with a normal cam from a side?

  • bokkakeh

    No, a guy will swallow a GoPro and LED lights after eating a tuna melt sandwich to capture footage of it turning into feces.

  • http://altmediapros.com/ Anthony Harden

    Because that would have made sense.

  • Sum_it

    Heat up water to boiling, pour it into clear container (or even a fish tank). Since water has high heat capacity, it won’t drop temp too fast. Film it from the outside.

    Putting an electronic device in high temperature is bad enough. Adding water to the mixture is just not very smart. Especially if a similar footage can be attained using other simpler methods.

  • http://instagram.com/julien_grimard Julien

    Because there wouldn’t be any stupid story behind the shoot and we wouldn’t be talking about him today. Sometimes breaking a 300$ camera is a small price to pay to get some “free” publicity.

  • Jeff Ladrillono

    It’s not even a compelling video. Now if they shot it with a Phantom, we could be on to something.

  • http://www.weathermon.com Vin Weathermon

    Ok, I have the hemorrhoid cam….where’s that footage…

  • Chang 场河

    This is an actual medical procedure, though they use flash, not LEDs. It’s called a pill endoscopy.

  • Burnin Biomass

    This is your GoPro on drugs, any questions?

  • http://www.photography-dw.de/ Daniel Walldorf

    True. But would we be talking about it if he would have done it the “smart” way? So maybe it was kind of a good idea to risk the GoPro. Just sayin

  • James

    Looks pretty good, his water marks look they where lifted from a 90′s make your own VHS store.

  • Graf Almassy

    Please someone make a similar video with hot tomato sauce!