If you need something crash or safety tested in Switzerland, you send it to the Dynamic Test Center. In this video, they decided to load up a shopping cart with groceries, then first run it into a car at 11 mph, then really amp things up by smashing it into a wall at more than 73 mph.
The Slo Mo Guys turn their attention to a kind of destruction that isn’t permanent, this time building a jumbo jet out of LEGO then smashing it in front of their high-speed camera. The devastation was impressive, but the only real consequence was picking up all those bricks.
After proving a golf ball could be split on the edge of an axe blade, How Ridiculous decided to step things up, as they attempted to do the same by dropping bowling balls from a great height to achieve a similar, if not quite as precise split, accompanied by a satisfying thud.
BattleBots recently featured a showdown between front-spinner bot Hypershock and orbital spinner Warrior Clan. The highlight of the match was the last minute addition of a garden rake which Hypershock used to swat Warrior Clan’s companion drone from the sky.
The power-mad minds at PhotonicInduction decided to see what would happen if they attached a length of steel chain to some high-current transformers. At first, all they were able to muster was a few sparks, but with a higher output power source, it glowed bright orange.
(PG-13: Language) After bending some steel for us, the Beyond the Press channel takes an old shopping cart they bought at a junkyard and loaded it with way more weight than even a Supermarket Sweep contestant would subject it too. The finding: they’re surprisingly durable.
While we always enjoy watching a round of BattleBots, those are generally just one-on-one robo-fights. Here, we get 17 robots in an all out war to see who be the last robot standing. The first minute or so is so chaotic, we could barely follow it. The action kicks in at 2:30.
(PG-13: Language) It turns out that Lauri Vuohensilta doesn’t just have a hydraulic press in his shop. Here, he uses a powerful 5-ton crane to see how much weight an inexpensive weightlifting bar can handle. Our nerves are completely shot from waiting for it to give way.
If we were ballsy enough to toss live ammo into a pot filled with flesh-melting molten aluminum, we’d do it wearing a firesuit from behind a blast shield. Not so for the Backyard Scientist, who turned up in cargo shorts and a Hawaiian shirt for this ridiculously dangerous “experiment.”
YouTuber Tito4re is back to destroy more stuff by dousing it in 1,984°F molten metal. The ping pong balls have so little actual material that they basically disappear the second they catch fire. And as is always the case with flammable stuff, don’t try this at home.
Physics Girl and Arc Attack might sound like a superhero and her evil archnemesis, but they’re just everyday geeks who love science. Here, they show us how to rip an aluminum soda can to shreds using a powerful electromagnet, along with a couple of other fun experiments.
After a failed attempt to crush a ball bearing with their regular press, the Hydraulic Press Channel upgraded their tools with hardened steel, and the resulting revenge against the little bearing that could is quite spectacular – some might even call it explosive.
Made by Destruction shows how the copper wiring in old copy machines can be reclaimed to produce shiny new products like brass musical instruments. Along the way, we get to see these defunct office machines satisfyingly ripped to pieces by an industrial shredder.
The Cut in Half channel throws a punch at the Hydraulic Press Channel, taking one of its namesake devices and subjecting it to their mighty OMAX waterjet. Sure, it’s more of a cheap car jack than an industrial press, but it’s still cool to see. Your move, HPC.
(Gore) The Hydraulic Press Channel subjected a ballistic gel human hand and foot to the power of their deadly press, resulting in a nasty mush that isn’t too far off of what it would look like if you put an actual hand or foot in there. The crunching sound is especially gut-wrenching.