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Destruction

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

Paintball Shotguns in Slow-Mo

Paintball Shotguns in Slow-Mo

Gav and Dan toy about with a duo of custom-built rigs which can fire thousands of paintballs at a time, like pellets from a shotgun. They make a horrible mess, and look awesome in slow motion – especially that color mixing face-to-face shot at the end.

Slow-mo Paint Blast

Slow-mo Paint Blast

The Slow Mo Guys subjected themselves to a massive blast of paint, transforming the outlines of their bodies into a work of modern art. The 4K footage is quite spectacular as the colorful paints spray out and mix together on the way towards their intended targets.

4-Blade Card Cutting

4-Blade Card Cutting

(PG-13: language) After wowing us with some epic card cutting action, the Hydraulic Press Channel doubled down and doubled the number of cutting blades on its Guillotine 5,000,000 – so now the playing cards go flying in all directions.

How to Cut a Deck of Cards

How to Cut a Deck of Cards

Thanks to their new cutting blade aka the “Guillotine 5,000,000,” the Hydraulic Press Channel can now not only crush stuff, but cut it in half. Slicing sticky notes isn’t too thrilling, but the way it hacks through 10 decks of cards is the big payoff. And here we go…

Splitting Bullets in 4K Slow-mo

Splitting Bullets in 4K Slow-mo

For their latest experiment, The Slow Mo Guys perfectly lined up an axe with the barrel of a gun, and fired a bullet at it so we could see what it looks like slowed down. It’s cool, but it’s the custom two-way axe they built that produces truly satisfying results.

Slow Motion Ball Drop

Slow Motion Ball Drop

For the latest episode of The Super Slow Show, Gav and Dan simply dropped a bunch of objects from a crane, and captured them hitting the ground in super slow motion. Come for the flood of exploding water balloons, stay for the 10,000 bouncy balls.

Hydraulic Punch Channel

Hydraulic Punch Channel

The Hydraulic Press Channel adds a new tool to their arsenal – a round press bit with a sharpened edge, turning their 150-ton hydraulic press into the world’s largest hole punch. Now we just need two more of these, a huge stack of paper, and a really big three-ring binder.

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