Awesome Destruction

How Strong Is Money?

How Strong Is Money?

The guys from the Leftover Currency channel sent the Hydraulic Press Channel a bunch of nearly worthless cash for them to subject to the intense destructive force of their 150-ton press. Like other stacks of paper, the bills fail quite spectacularly, while the coins just get smooshed.

Dropping the Giant Thor’s Hammer on Stuff

Dropping the Giant Thor’s Hammer on Stuff

Recently, The Hacksmith and his team built what is likely the world’s largest Thor’s hammer. At the end of that video, he promised they would drop it from a crane to smash things, and now we can share that footage. Among 2-ton Mjolnir’s victims were watermelons, a washing machine, a piano, and a pickup truck.

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Bullet vs. Glass in Slow-Motion

Bullet vs. Glass in Slow-Motion

The Slow-Mo Guys do their best How Ridiculous impression by testing how many panes of glass they can shoot through with a single bullet. But it’s not that answer that’s the most interesting thing in this video; it’s the amazing high-speed footage of each bullet’s path and the destruction left in its wake.

Building and Knocking Down a Wood Plank Bridge

Building and Knocking Down a Wood Plank Bridge

Domino queen Lily Hevesh spent the better part of a week setting up this enormous multi-tier bridge using 8,000 individual wood planks. She started with a small prototype of construction techniques, then carefully assembled the 8-foot-tall version. When it was all done, she knocked it all down for our enjoyment.

Giant Balloon Sandwich

Giant Balloon Sandwich

Over the years, Gav and Dan from The Slow Mo Guys have produced a number of videos which involve doing silly things with giant water balloons. This time, they sandwiched Dan between two of the heavy balloons and then popped them to capture a new perspective on the water-soaked action.

Pouring Molten Aluminum from 50 Feet Up

Pouring Molten Aluminum from 50 Feet Up

The Backyard Scientist conducts another ill-advised and dangerous experiment by loading himself and a bucket of molten aluminum into a cherry picker, then ascending to 50 feet before pouring the metal into an aquarium on the ground. We’d like to say this was for science, but it’s clearly just for the spectacle.

Tennis Balls vs. Razor Racket

Tennis Balls vs. Razor Racket

A normal tennis racket has gut, nylon, or polyester strings. But what if you replaced those strings with razor blades and then fired the ball at the racket with a powerful air cannon at 500+ MPH? Tyler Bell demonstrates exactly that, dicing up tennis balls in a fraction of a second with his deadly looking rig.

Blowing Things Up for the Hell of It

Blowing Things Up for the Hell of It

When Lauri from the Hydraulic Press Channel isn’t crushing things with a 150-ton press, he’s destroying things in other ways. In this video, he’s joined by his father Timo to blow a bunch of random stuff up with sticks of explosives, including mailboxes, a suitcase full of clothes, a toilet, a washing machine, and more.

Exploding Eggs at 1 Million FPS

Exploding Eggs at 1 Million FPS

You’ve gotta break some eggs to make a YouTube video. The Slow Mo Guys broke out the big guns with the Phantom TMX 7510 high-speed camera to capture footage of eggs being pierced with a bullet at as much as 1 million frames per second. While the slowest shots are amazing, the resolution drops off dramatically around 100,000 fps.

Shooting Things Through Spinning Fans

Shooting Things Through Spinning Fans

It’s pretty easy to toss something into a spinning fan and watch it get smashed. But how feasible is it to send an object flying through multiple fan blades and have it emerge from the other end? Leave it to the guys from How Ridiculous to find out.

Car Cliff Drop Comparison

Car Cliff Drop Comparison

MetaBallStudios is known for its infographic-style comparison videos. This time they took a slightly different approach, showing off the relative heights of different cliffs by driving a simulated car off of each one and watching how long it takes to fall to the bottom of each one.

Hydraulic Press vs. Frozen Hammers

Hydraulic Press vs. Frozen Hammers

The guys at the Hydraulic Press Channel have been trying to get a hammer to explode under the crushing weight of their 150-ton press. Despite their best efforts, they couldn’t get it to happen. Will adding some liquid nitrogen help make their explosive dreams a reality? Hit play and find out.

Smashing Coconuts by Hand

Smashing Coconuts by Hand

Opening a coconut is best achieved with a machete or a hammer and chisel. But there are some people out there who can open a coconut bare-handed. Abheesh P. Dominic is an overachiever, and in 2017 he broke the Guinness World Record for most coconuts smashed in a minute by cracking 122 of the tough nuts using only his fist.

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Bullet vs. Newton’s Cradle

Bullet vs. Newton’s Cradle

Those Newton’s Cradles are endless fun… if you’re a cat – but the novelty wears off pretty quickly for us humans. The Slow Mo Guys thought the desktop toy might be a bit more entertaining if they shot at it with ball bearings and bullets.

Playing a Water-filled Piano

Playing a Water-filled Piano

“I know this looks bad… but I’m doing it for the sake of science.” Mattias Krantz likes to do some crazy and borderline sacrilegious stuff to pianos. In this clip, he took an old piano, waterproofed it, then filled it with bucket after bucket of water to see what it would sound like when its strings and soundboard were submerged.

Hydraulic Press 8-Way Slicer

Hydraulic Press 8-Way Slicer

The Hydraulic Press Channel cuts right to the chase in this compilation video, showing off one of their sillier tools – a slicer tool that can cut things into eight (or sometimes more) pieces at once. It does pretty well slicing a stack of pizzas, but we think it would be more effective if they sharpened its blades.

Breaking a Row of Light Bulbs

Breaking a Row of Light Bulbs

How Ridiculous continues their quest to destroy as much stuff as possible with another one of their competition videos. This time, the guys challenged each other to see how hard they could throw objects at a line of light bulbs to see how many they could take out with a single throw.

Hydraulic Press vs. Underwater Vacuum Chamber

Hydraulic Press vs. Underwater Vacuum Chamber

After creating a vacuum inside of a glass jar using a microwave, the Hydraulic Press Channel submerged and crushed it with their 40-ton press. At first glance, it looks like any other glass being shattered, but you can really see the water being sucked into the vacuum during the implosion on the high-speed playback.

Machine Dismantles a Car

Machine Dismantles a Car

Once a car is no longer drivable, it heads to the junkyard. 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.

LEGO Technic Motorized Press

LEGO Technic Motorized Press

While it can’t keep up with the Hydraulic Press Channel’s 150-ton industrial press, we’re still quite impressed with this LEGO Technic machine which has enough power to juice an orange or flatten a carrot. GazR’s Extreme Brick Machines built this press using Eight Powered Up L motors, 24 actuators, and two Smart Hubs.

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Quadruple Board Kick

Quadruple Board Kick

In this short video from the World Taekwondo Federation, one of their highly-skilled martial artists shows off an epic 720° spinning kick that takes out four individual wood boards, each held by a different partner. The height he gets at the top of the kick is insane.

Crushing Things Underwater

Crushing Things Underwater

The Hydraulic Press Channel tried something they’ve never done before. They placed the business end of a 40-ton press inside of an aquarium, then smooshed a soda can and some bottles to see how they would behave underwater. Their new slow-mo camera produced some nice high-quality images of the explosions.

Blowing up a Broken Tesla

Blowing up a Broken Tesla

After learning that replacing the dead battery in his 2013 Tesla Model S would cost more than $20,000, its owner decided that it would be more fun to blow up the car than to repair it. So he donated his ride to the Beyond the Press and a team of explosive experts who loaded it up with dynamite and blew it to smithereens.

Hydraulic Press vs. Christmas

Hydraulic Press vs. Christmas

Nothing says Christmas like a 150-ton hydraulic press crushing things. To help us get into the holiday spirit, please enjoy this sequence of festive Christmas decorations, treats, and gifts being smashed into oblivion. This feels like it should be part of our Festivus celebrations after the airing of grievances.

Smashing Things with a 3-Ton Hammer

Smashing Things with a 3-Ton Hammer

The guys from How Ridiculous add a new weapon to their arsenal of destructive toys with the largest working hammer on the planet. They worked with DSM Consulting Engineers to build the 22-foot tool that can reset to its upright position using a hydraulic ram. Its 3-ton hammerhead brings the pain to anything in its way.

LEGO Mashing Machine

LEGO Mashing Machine

While it’s not as powerful as a hydraulic press or an industrial shredder, this LEGO Technic mashing machine from GazR’s Extreme Brick Machines is still fun to watch. It uses a pair of rapidly-moving, angled belts to push objects towards a center bar that smashes things apart.

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