The suitably named Youtuber CrazyRussianHacker, along with help from the ZombieGoBoom YouTube channel, pumped a basketball full with air pressure and filmed the inevitable explosion in super slow motion with a high-speed camera.
Nope, unfortunately, it doesn’t blow up like a balloon. The tough synthetic (or traditionally leather) casing of the basketball is pretty inelastic, meaning it is unable to increase its volume along with the increasing pressure. The result? I'm sure you can imagine. Check out the full video below the GIF.
Image credit: CrazyRussianHacker/YouTube