AAPT's SM16 included the customary picnic and demo show on its last night (which precedes its last day).
Rutgers' David Maiullo, star of That PHYSICS Show led a capable crew of physics demo artists through a fun-filled demo show.
I caught most of the "balloons popped by a laser" sequence (at 240 fps). But upon further review, I noticed something unexpected. Who doesn't love something unexpected (in this context, anyway)?
Have a look. What surprised me, and what's the explanation?
Laser Balloon Pops