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Destruction

21,000 Domino Cube

21,000 Domino Cube

Domino fanatic DominoJOJO set out to break the record for the largest ever cube made out of the little plastic tiles, using more than 20,000 dominoes to create a Minecraft-inspired cube. First enjoy a brief time-lapse of the build, then watch it all come crashing down in seconds.

Matchstick Volcano

Matchstick Volcano

The S created his version of the old grade school volcano science experiment, but replaced the baking soda and vinegar with matchsticks and fire, resulting in a dangerous and spectacular fireball. It goes without saying, but don’t try this at home.

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Surviving the Apocalypse

Surviving the Apocalypse

To fulfill his sponsorship duties for Amazon’s Good Omens, Buttered Side Down takes on his biggest challenge yet – living through the end of the world. Along the way, he’s attacked by a rabid racoon, fish fall from the heavens, and his neighborhood catches fire.

90,000 Match Chain Reaction

90,000 Match Chain Reaction

Offering up 18 times the blaze of this fiery experiment, the guys from Awesome Universe filled a tray with 90,000 individual matches, then set the whole mess on fire. They could have at least roasted some marshmallows over it before it burned out.

Destroying Weird Stress Balls

Destroying Weird Stress Balls

The guys at novelty shop Vat19 do their best job to channel The Slow Mo Guys. They filled oversized stress balls with various stuff, demolished them, and captured the carnage in slow motion. They just need to rent a Phantom camera next time.

Lighting a Match Cannon

Lighting a Match Cannon

“Caution! Do not try it in the house.” The warning message from YouTuber The S is quite the understatement, as he shows us just what happens when you build a cannon entirely out of matches, fill its chamber with thousands of match heads, then light its fuse.

A Backdraft in Slow Motion

A Backdraft in Slow Motion

One of the worst things that a firefighter can encounter is a backdraft – which happens when a fire has almost exhausted all oxygen, and then a door or window is opened, causing a violent explosion. The Slow Mo Guys captured 4K footage of this terrifying phenomenon.

Firing a Tank in Slow Motion

Firing a Tank in Slow Motion

On this episode of Planet Slow Mo, The Slow Mo Guys headed to a range in Texas to check out some WWII-era Sherman tanks, and a D-20 Howitzer artillery gun, and captured them firing projectiles in glorious detail in front of their high-speed camera.

Melting a Jawbreaker

Melting a Jawbreaker

Wanton destruction of candy is a crying shame, but there’s just something so satisfying about watching the layers of this jumbo jawbreaker being melted away into a pile of goo by a 1900ºF heat gun. Let’s Melt This‘ video was sped up by about 3x for effect.

Melty Metal Minifigs

Melty Metal Minifigs

DaveHax shows us how to use silicone LEGO molds to create replicas of minifigs and other bricks using gallium, a very soft metal which is solid at room temperature, but turns back to liquid at about 30ºC (86ºF). He needs to mold a T-1000 figure from Terminator 2.

Disco Inferno

Disco Inferno

Burn, baby, burn. The guys from What’s Inside usually like to just cut things apart for their series. But this time, they teamed up with a Hollywood explosives expert to blow up a mirror-covered disco ball, Death Star style. We think they should have filled it with paint first.

Hydraulic Press vs. Steel Tubes

Hydraulic Press vs. Steel Tubes

One of the practical uses of a hydraulic press is to flatten out metal, so there’s no question about who will win in this battle. But watching long tubes of steel deforming under pressure is still wonderfully satisfying. They should start selling the results as sculptures.

Killing Tires with Potholes

Killing Tires with Potholes

We have some of the world’s worst potholes here in Chicago. To see just what sort of torture such bad roads can subject your car to, Warped Perception took a stripped down Mercedes E-Class and watched how the suspension, tires, and other parts behave in 4K slow motion.

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LEGO and Fakes vs Hydraulic Press

LEGO and Fakes vs Hydraulic Press

The guys from the Hydraulic Press Channel decided to take authentic LEGO bricks and put them up against some cheap knockoffs to see how they hold up to the weight of their press. We won’t spoil the results, but suffice it to say you won’t be crushing them under your feet.

Rainbow Jelly Tennis

Rainbow Jelly Tennis

A few years back, The Slow Mo Guys gave us a gleefully messy video involving Jell-O smashed with a tennis racket. Now, the duo is back with a much improved slow-mo camera, and some much more colorful Jell-O. The video the should be titled “How Gummy Worms Are Made.”

Giant Dart vs. Bulletproof Glass

Giant Dart vs. Bulletproof Glass

Bulletproof glass is designed to stop some very fast and powerful projectiles. But can a thick sheet of the laminated safety glass stand up to a giant dart being dropped from a 200 foot tower? Tune into this How Ridiculous video and find out. Cut to 7:20 for the money shot.

Hydraulic Press vs. Rims

Hydraulic Press vs. Rims

The Hydraulic Press Channel uses its powerful machine to conduct an interesting scientific experiment. They loaded it up with both aluminum alloy and steel car wheels to see which type is stronger, and how they behaved under extreme forces.

Flamethrower vs. Not a Flamethrower

Flamethrower vs. Not a Flamethrower

A lot of fuss has been made about the flamethrower that Elon Musk’s Boring Company recently sold. But there’s a big difference between that glorified blowtorch and a proper military-grade flamethrower, as DriveTanks.com demonstrates in this comparison video.

Dicing Stretch Armstrong

Dicing Stretch Armstrong

(PG-13: Language) The Hydraulic Press Channel whips out up one of their more dastardly tools, a metal grid for dicing objects into cubes. Will the mighty Stretch Armstrong survive the wrath of the 150-ton press, or will gum he just up the works like he did with that shredder?

Oh No… Meemaw’s House!

Oh No… Meemaw’s House!

This silly video from Corridor features ample amounts of tank-based destruction as two guys scramble to salvage their meemaw’s valued possessions before they’re demolished. It doubles as a promo for World of Tanks, but we’ve all got to pay the bills somehow.

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Explosions in Slow-mo

Explosions in Slow-mo

(Loud) The Slow Mo Guys channel the Mythbusters with this extended clip, featuring a series of four wonderfully-satisfying explosions captured before the lenses of fancy Phantom high-speed cameras – at speeds up to 207,000 frames per second. Det cord FTW.

Machine Dismantling a Car

Machine Dismantling a Car

Once a car is no longer drivable, it heads to the junk yard. But before it ends up on the scrap heap, machines like the Powerhand VRS are used to rip apart the car to separate materials, maximizing recyclability of components. It looks like a great way to work out aggression too.

World’s Coolest Drummer

World’s Coolest Drummer

We had to go way back in the wayback machine to dig up this clip, but it’s too good not to share if you missed it. Watch as The Hellacopters drummer Robert Eriksson performs a solo on a set of custom-carved ice drums. They play surprisingly well – except the cymbals.

Crushing Dangerous Stuff

Crushing Dangerous Stuff

The Hydraulic Press Channel digs into their extensive library in a quest to find most dangerous stuff they can subject to the forces of their mighty industrial tool. As one commenter put it, “The ball bearing explosion looks like the creation of a universe.”

The Wormmaker 10,000,000

The Wormmaker 10,000,000

(PG-13: Language) The Hydraulic Press Channel upgrades yet another one of their custom-machined tools. The latest version of their holey extrusion tool makes spaghetti out of cheese, ballistic gel, and a never-ending pile of candle wax. The stringy goodness starts at 1:43.

The Guillotine 10,000,000

The Guillotine 10,000,000

(PG-13: Language) The Hydraulic Press Channel reinforced their old Guillotine tool, making deadly cutting blade even heavier, sharper, and wider, making quick work of stuff in its path. Guess we know what to do with all those old AOL CD-ROMs we have in a closet somewhere.

Shattering a Record in Slow-Mo

Shattering a Record in Slow-Mo

A while back, The Slow Mo Guys spun a CD so fast that it shattered into thousands of pieces, resulting in a spectacular sight. Now they’re back to capture the same by spinning some vinyl records up to speed. We wouldn’t want to be on the receiving end of that shrapnel.

The Wormmaker 5,000,000 Part 2

The Wormmaker 5,000,000 Part 2

Lauri and Anni of the Hydraulic Press Channel couldn’t let one of their best tools gather dust for too long. This time they used their spaghetti-slash-worm-making press tool to smush Stretch Armstrong, burning candles, squishy toys, and other random stuff. Hungry for more?

The Wormmaker 5,000,000

The Wormmaker 5,000,000

(PG-13: Language) The Hydraulic Press Channel presents a satisfying video featuring their latest industrial press tool – a metal container with holes perforated in its top, turning squishy stuff into worm shapes. For some reason, we’re reminded of the Play-Doh Fuzzy Pumper Barber Shop.

Destroying Wacker Drive

Destroying Wacker Drive

The area along Wacker Drive near State Street is one of Chicago’s most architecturally significant and iconic locales. Perhaps that’s why Hollywood loves to destroy it over and over again. The A.V. Club looks at some of the many movies which made a mess of the place.

Moving Van vs Overpass Slow-mo

Moving Van vs Overpass Slow-mo

With the help of stunt driver Kyle Weishaar, The Slow Mo Guys decided to replicate a common accident – a too-tall truck running into a too-short overpass, and captured all the carnage in gory slow motion detail. When the sheet metal hits at speed, it looks like rippling cloth.

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