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Smashing a mirror with a hammer in slo-mo brings dazzling destruction

In this YouTube video of a hammer hitting a looking glass, it's as if Thor got mad at his own face while shaving.

Gael Fashingbauer Cooper
CNET freelancer Gael Fashingbauer Cooper, a journalist and pop-culture junkie, is co-author of "Whatever Happened to Pudding Pops? The Lost Toys, Tastes and Trends of the '70s and '80s," as well as "The Totally Sweet '90s." If Marathon candy bars ever come back, she'll be first in line.
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Hammer time!

The Slow Mo Guys on YouTube decided to damn the "break a mirror, get seven years of bad luck" superstition and intentionally smash their way through a looking glass. But instead of finding Alice's Wonderland, they ended up in Neo's Matrix.

At regular speed, the smash is just a smash, but when slowed down, the hammer's hit sends out a shock wave that reminded the guys of a certain scene from the world where Keanu chose the red pill.

"It's like that scene in 'The Matrix' where the helicopter hits the building," one of them notes in the video posted Monday. "So there's a shock wave that moves through the glass before the glass cracks, and the glass cracks into the shock wave."

Or if Thor got a little mad at himself while shaving, this might be the result.