Just imagine: information travels through our nerve fibers at a speed of 3 to 120 meters (10 to 360 feet) per second, which is very, very fast. But even that is often not enough to catch an epic moment on camera.

Huzy World has made a selection of pictures taken against all the odds a second before the inevitable.

1. A snowball in the face in 3…2…1!

24 Photos Taken a Split Second Before a Catastrophe
© Anti_Venom02/reddit

2. I bet the boy has a pair of scissors in the other hand.

24 Photos Taken a Split Second Before a Catastrophe
© Ninjacop123/reddit

3. He doesn’t seem to mind so far.

24 Photos Taken a Split Second Before a Catastrophe
© DIA13OLICAL/reddit

4. “I’ve timed the exact moment I lost my phone.”

24 Photos Taken a Split Second Before a Catastrophe
© i.redd.it/reddit

5. “The guy behind knows how much the trophy costs.”

24 Photos Taken a Split Second Before a Catastrophe
© AdamE89/reddit

6. “Let me at least take the camera away!”

24 Photos Taken a Split Second Before a Catastrophe
© unknown author/imgur

7. “I’d love to see the picture taken one second later.”

24 Photos Taken a Split Second Before a Catastrophe
© unknown author/imgur

8. The last chance of getting away dry has been lost.

24 Photos Taken a Split Second Before a Catastrophe
© AdamE89/reddit

9. “My friend set her hair on fire while blowing out the candles on her birthday cake. This was taken a split second before anybody realized.”

24 Photos Taken a Split Second Before a Catastrophe
© MURPHtheSURF/reddit

10. “Stop taking photos of your food. Share it!”

24 Photos Taken a Split Second Before a Catastrophe
© sophielola_/reddit

11. “Unidentified Flying Sandal”

24 Photos Taken a Split Second Before a Catastrophe
© EiZenHoweLL/reddit

12. This probably made the boy grow cold to the Harry Potter books.

24 Photos Taken a Split Second Before a Catastrophe
© longmountain/reddit

13. You shouldn’t have breathed down my neck the whole race!

24 Photos Taken a Split Second Before a Catastrophe
© unknown author/imgur

14. The last moment when the dress was still white:

24 Photos Taken a Split Second Before a Catastrophe
© Studio Damon

15. Someone is going to feel a ton of pain.

24 Photos Taken a Split Second Before a Catastrophe
© ctyne/imgur

16. “Take a picture of me with the c… Nooo!”

24 Photos Taken a Split Second Before a Catastrophe
© xLIxLEGENDx7x/reddit

17. A second before a big clean-up!

24 Photos Taken a Split Second Before a Catastrophe
© PatrioticImgurian/reddit

18. “The moment a tower collapses”

24 Photos Taken a Split Second Before a Catastrophe
© Ehombre/reddit

19. Everything was going so smoothly before this…

24 Photos Taken a Split Second Before a Catastrophe
© unknown author/imgur

20. The alligator is soon to find out what kind of fish he attacked.

24 Photos Taken a Split Second Before a Catastrophe
© wolfstreetcenter

21. At least have pity on the headphones!

24 Photos Taken a Split Second Before a Catastrophe
© kylefrost/reddit

22. You were so close, buddy.

24 Photos Taken a Split Second Before a Catastrophe
© Dmatt575/reddit

23. “Stop the puck whatever it takes!”

24 Photos Taken a Split Second Before a Catastrophe
© unknown author/imgur

24. When you remain wonderfully photogenic even with goodness knows what going on around you:

24 Photos Taken a Split Second Before a Catastrophe
© Studio Damon

Do you have similar photos taken one second before the inevitable? Share in the comments!

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here