A needle is not meant to pierce a piece of glass and that is a fact that many of us know. However, these Shaolin masters beg to differ.
In a video produced by the biggest channel for slow-motion videos, The Slow Mo Guys, the channel teamed up with Shaolin monks who are popular for their martial art skills to demonstrate how possible it is to throw a needle through a glass.
Piercing needle through a glass is actually a form of martial arts and it is the highest art of Shaolin.
It is also the hardest to master as it can take a decade for a Shaolin monk to successfully execute it
The slow-motion footage captured the Shaolin master throwing a needle towards the pane of glass which turns the glass to crack and sends shards flying into a balloon on the other side, causing it to pop.
Thanks to the slow-motion clip, we can see that the needle really cracks the glass!
The science behinds it is quite clear; a minimum speed of 150 kilometres is needed for a needle to pierce the glass sheet
However, it is not all that it takes to pierce a glass.
According to the monks, it also requires a combination of focus and vital energy called ‘chi’
Watch how the Shaolin monk pierce the glass sheet with just a needle here