The above video posted by Jordan on YouTube has evoked a variety of hilarious comments from the viewers. Here are some:
Eloisa Costal Bonadio: “What is it?!? English please!!“
Athis Coquillon: “Chinese Instant roman noodles.”
Malcom Rosenthal: “Whatever it is, keep that over there.
Darren Zachary Munoz: “What everyone wishes their marijuana could do.”
Jason P Conyers: “Whatever that is, pour gasoline in with it, lite it up and walk away from it.” (sic)
Chantelle Leanne Bruce: “This incredible desert plant often is referred to as rose of Jericho. In its dried state, it is already a great decoration of desert type terrariums …”
Lisa Cagle: “It’s a rubber band ball.”
Fatima Sano: “How is that a rubber band ball that is able to regrow and regurgitate itself and that is hard as tree bark… Please stop I don’t think so! that was nasty and I still got the hibby gibbies from watching that #Yuck” (sic)
Brandon Bullock: “Whatever it is, I’m sure someone will blame Obama.”
Lisa Cagle guess is correct. It is a rubber band ball.
Jordan built this elastic band ball together with his father. They bought bags of elastic bands and added them onto the ball for a year. As the ball grew, they found it quite difficult to find elastic bands, that could still make it all the way round. After a year, they got bored and stopped growing the ball. They left it under a table for another year. After a while, the elastic on the outer layers frayed and started snapping. Every day they found snapped elastic bands on the floor. Then, they decided to get rid of it.
Jordan suggested cutting the rubber band ball in half. He started sawing the ball. After about 10-15 minutes, weird stuff started happening. Jordan decided to film it. He handed the saw to his father and got his camera and filmed the bizarre.
At the time I saw this video it had been viewed 6,329,151 times.
Rubber band balls are a lot of fun to make, and the record for the largest one ever made used 700,000 elastic bands and weighed 4,097 kilograms (9,032 lb).