Normally a ping pong ball can’t do much damage, no matter how hard it is hit.
But with scientific know-how you can turn the ball into one insanely swift projectile.
Watch Zeke Kossover of San Francisco’s Exploratorium blast a ping ping ball through a vacuum cannon. Then watch watch the ball punch a hole in a Diet Coke can at about 500 miles per hour.
Without air resistance even the lightweight ping pong ball can reach jet-like velocity, Kossover explains to the guys at Tested in a “Simple Feats of Science!” episode.
But if all you want to is drink the Diet Coke, just pop the top.
And we thought our table tennis forehand slam was dangerous.