How a monk broke a pane of glass with a needle
Faith can help you do amazing things and maybe even defy science. With training, focus and belief incredible things happen. Here's how a monk broke a pane of glass with a needle and maybe a little more.
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In a shocking video from YouTube channel The Slow Mo Guys, Feng Fei, a Shaolin monk, demonstrates his unique and impressive ability to push a needle through a pane of glass and pop the balloon behind it.
The glass pane does not break into pieces as expected, but is more complex. The monk gathers the concentration and energy necessary to throw the needle at the right speed and in the right place so that it can dent the glass pane and pop the balloon close behind it.
According to Livescience, while the slow-motion video looks amazing, it's an even more incredible feat when you know the particles that make up glass and make it such a complex object.
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According to physicists at Cornell University, glass is an extremely powerful object until it shatters and then breaks very easily. They believe that the trick lies in the power and precision with which you throw the needle and know exactly where to hit so that the glass pane can shatter. Once this happens, the rest is easy.
The Shaolin Monastery (Shaolin temple; shǎolínsì), also known as Shaolin Temple, is a renowned monastic institution considered the birthplace of Chan Buddhism and the cradle of Shaolin Kung Fu. It is located at the foot of Wuru Peak of the Songshan Mountains in Dengfeng County, Henan Province, China. The name reflects its location in the ancient grove. of Mount Shaoshi, in the hinterland of the Songshan Mountains.