Street Fighter's Dragon Punch - or Shoryuken - is one of the most iconic moves in fighting game history. A rising uppercut which propels your opponent into the air, it's handy for dealing with mid-air attacks and knocking your rival off-balance, and in the right hands, is a deadly weapon which can turn the tide of battle if used correctly.

It would also decapitate your opponent if real-world physics were applied to the fantasy world of Street Fighter. Yep, the head would be totally removed from the body and fly skywards at an alarming rate.

How do we know this? YouTube channel Vsauce has put together this excellent and informative video detailing the exact science behind the Dragon Punch, and even going as far as to demonstrate the force used by setting up a dummy at the end and knocking its head off - twice.