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Hammer vs. Mirror

Hammer vs. Mirror

The Slow Mo Guys crank their high speed camera all the way up to 120,000 fps to capture the precise moment of impact between a flying hammer and a mirror, which creates a shockwave which is virtually indiscernible at slower frame rates.

World’s Fastest Shopping Cart

World’s Fastest Shopping Cart

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.

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Hydraulic Press vs. Carbon Fiber

Hydraulic Press vs. Carbon Fiber

Carbon fiber is used in auto racing and aerospace industries because of its strength and lightweight properties. But can this stuff that’s basically made from woven material and resin stand up to the mighty hydraulic press? Tune in and find out.

Disc Brake vs. Lathe

Disc Brake vs. Lathe

“Only one will survive.” Beyond the Press channel attached some bicycle disc brakes to their powerful shop lathe, then cranked up the speed. Not only did the brakes do nothing to slow down the motor, the second one failed rather spectactularly by the end.

LEGO Plane Crash Slo-Mo

LEGO Plane Crash Slo-Mo

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.

Bowling Balls vs. Axe Blade

Bowling Balls vs. Axe Blade

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.

Windmill Smoke Spirals

Windmill Smoke Spirals

While we have no idea why two of these these large wind turbines in India burst into flames, but one of them ended up producing an accidental spectacle, as its blade spun at crazy speeds and created a giant spiral of black smoke before eventually giving in.

BattleBots: Hypershock vs. Warrior Clan

BattleBots: Hypershock vs. Warrior Clan

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.

Steel Chain vs. Electricity

Steel Chain vs. Electricity

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.

Shopping Cart Weight Test

Shopping Cart Weight Test

(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.

Exploding Glass in Slow-mo

Exploding Glass in Slow-mo

Many of us use Pyrex glassware in our kitchens. The stuff is great, but physics make the stuff incredibly dangerous should it experience a dramatic temperature change. Gav and Dan show us what happens when the glass explodes, at speeds up to 343,900 fps.

17 Robot Fight

17 Robot Fight

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.

Testing a Weightlifting Bar

Testing a Weightlifting Bar

(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.

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Bullets vs. Molten Aluminum

Bullets vs. Molten Aluminum

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.”

Molten Copper vs Ping Pong Balls

Molten Copper vs Ping Pong Balls

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.

Exploding Spray Paint in Slow-Mo

Exploding Spray Paint in Slow-Mo

The Slow Mo Guys make a big old mess, as they shoot, hack, and smash open a bunch of cans of spray paint in front of the lens of their high-speed Phantom Flex camera, and narrowly avoid getting paint all over its expensive lens.

Fun with Electromagnets

Fun with Electromagnets

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.

Hydraulic Press vs. Ball Bearing

Hydraulic Press vs. Ball Bearing

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.

From Photocopiers to Trumpets

From Photocopiers to Trumpets

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 Rubberaulic Press

The Rubberaulic Press

The Slingshot Channel’s Joerg Sprave was inspired by The Hydraulic Press Channel to create his own version of their destructive press. But Joerg’s version uses powerful rubber bands and a winch to stretch them instead of hydraulic pressure to do its business.

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Cut in Half: Hydraulic Press

Cut in Half: Hydraulic Press

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.

Balloon vs. Liquid Nitrogen

Balloon vs. Liquid Nitrogen

The King of Random, Grant Thompson conducts a simple experiment to see what happens if you pour liquid nitrogen into a balloon, with an explosive result. We’re just surprised that he wasn’t wearing protective gloves to handle this ridiculously cold stuff.

Hydraulic Press vs. Fake Limbs

Hydraulic Press vs. Fake Limbs

(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.

Cut In Half: Pool Balls

Cut In Half: Pool Balls

The guys at Cut in Half aim their powerful OMAX waterjet cutter at a set of three pool balls, exposing the chewy centers of these heretofore impervious spherical playthings, and reminding us of the sheer power of highly concentrated water.

Hydraulic Press vs Gummy Bears

Hydraulic Press vs Gummy Bears

The mighty hydraulic press takes on an army of normal sized gummy bears, then moves on to a boss battle with one of those giant gummies. The end result? A sticky, gooey mess we wouldn’t want to have to clean up.

Hydraulic Press vs. Television

Hydraulic Press vs. Television

“Today there are so (many) amazing videos on YouTube that nobody needs television at all, so we can just crush them all.” The Hydraulic Press Channel causes more mayhem as it subjects a traditional CRT TV to thousands of pounds of crushing power.

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