Wanted to do a video today about how important it is to wear safety glasses. So I bought a styrofoam head (for wigs) and simulated a broken off fork arm. I used a raw egg to simulate the eye, which is a very vulnerable organ so the egg shell is probably more sturdy, but anyway.
I used one string of Thera Tube and attached a pen to it, the pen simulates the fork arm. Of course it smashed the unprotected egg. But here comes the problem: It smashed the egg that was behind the safety glasses as well!
I recorded everything in super slo mo (1200 frames per second), and you can clearly see that the glasses yielded and smashed the egg.
I think it is time to reconsider the safety glasses type. We need solid goggles that have a large distance to the eye, and also that wrap around your head.
Here is the video:
Now some people will say that I am the sole cause for a slingshot ban. But people need to know the dangers. Proper eyeware is needed.