After watching this, we feel compelled to say two things: don’t try this at home, and fair warning that there are some curse words said. However, what is achieved is an incredible feat of science, ingenuity, and technology. Simply put, a railgun is an electromagnetic gun that is powered electrically. The US Military is currently experimenting with them.

This homemade bad boy fires an aluminum projectile with the use of 56 capacitors rated to 480 joules, and some carbon dioxide. For some slightly terrifying and impressive perspective, one joule is the amount of energy that is needed to lift a 1/5 pounder apple one meter into the air. They are using over 20,000 joules. The result, captured with numerous cameras and glorious slow motion, is spectacular.