Cutting an Elastic Band Ball in Half
Some cool stuff started happening while this elastic band ball was being cut, and the event was filmed. The initial reason for starting to cut it? After a while, the elastic on the outer layers got frayed and started snapping by itself, so every day there'd be a few more snapped elastic bands on the floor.
The owner had these to say
Why start filming halfway through? - You might not expect it, but sawing through that thing was hard! To begin with, I was the one sawing through it and it took about 10-15 minutes to get it to that stage. After cool stuff started happening, my father took over with the saw and I decided to go get a camera to film it, although we had no idea what was actually about to happen.
Why cut it in half? - We'd built this elastic band ball together over the course of about a year, buying big bags of elastic bands every so often and just slowly adding them all onto the ball. Eventually, we got bored of it and it was also getting quite difficult to find elastic bands that could still make it all the way round so we stopped expanding it and it got left under a table for about a year. After a while, the elastic on the outer layers got frayed and started snapping by itself, so every day there'd be a few more snapped elastic bands on the floor. We decided to get rid of it, and I suggested cutting it in half somehow.