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Making a Mega Blender

Making a Mega Blender

Maker and demolition man Giaco Whatever no longer has a lawn, so he decided to turn his mower’s motor and blade into a massive blender. Along the way, he chops up some ping pong balls and some cans of Coke with spectacular results. The carnage starts at 5:49.

How to Smallen a Sandwich

How to Smallen a Sandwich

The Hydraulic Press Channel finally gets around to something they should have done by now – taking a giant Dagwood sandwich and gradually smooshing it with thousands of pounds of force to see if they can make it small enough to fit in your mouth to eat.

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Gold Slime in a Shredder

Gold Slime in a Shredder

It doesn’t make the kind of sticky mess that Stretch Armstrong did, but it’s still fascinating to watch this bucket of weird golden goo as it runs between every blade of PressTube’s industrial shredder. At one point, the gunk that emerges looked kind of like brains.

Anvil vs. Lots of Stuff

Anvil vs. Lots of Stuff

The guys from How Ridiculous have gotten in the habit of dropping anvils onto things from a 150-foot-tall tower to capture the carnage in slow-motion. For their latest “experiment” they smashed silly string, a watermelon pyramid, and cans of spray paint with spectacular results.

How to Cut a Phonebook in Half

How to Cut a Phonebook in Half

These thick paper wasters aren’t exactly commonplace these days, but phonebooks used to be everywhere. David Windestal and his pals decided to see if all that paper would be enough to stop their deadly rocket knife. The title of this post should be answer enough.

Crushing a Fridge with an Anvil

Crushing a Fridge with an Anvil

If you’re going to drop an anvil from 150 feet up, chances are whatever it lands on will be toast. Suffice it to say that’s exactly what happened to the refrigerator How Ridiculous set up at the bottom of a tower. Skip to 5:07 if you don’t mind missing some soda can destruction.

Marble Army vs. The Wall

Marble Army vs. The Wall

Marble enthusiast Murmiland posted this immensely satisfying video of a single marble which sets off an avalanche of over 2,600 others as they head downhill on a path towards a wall made from building blocks. Murmiland, TEAR DOWN THIS WALL!

Stretch Armstrong Gets Swole

Stretch Armstrong Gets Swole

After subjecting a goo-filled Stretch Armstrong figure to his shredder (or was it the other way around?), PressTube decided to stick the figure inside of a vacuum chamber. I still fun to see him all pumped up, but we were hoping for a big boom.

Exploding Vacuum Cleaner

Exploding Vacuum Cleaner

If you see a lit cigarette on the floor, it’s probably a good idea to stomp it out before sucking it up with a vacuum cleaner – especially one that’s filled with gunpowder like the one Norwegian TV series Ikke Gjør Dette Hjemme (“Do Not Do This at Home”) used.

Stretch Armstrong Gets Shredded

Stretch Armstrong Gets Shredded

The goo inside of Stretch Armstrong is some nasty stuff, so we certainly wouldn’t want to subject an expensive piece of machinery to it. But that’s what PressTube did, as they stuffed a couple of the stretchy dolls into the jaws of their industrial shredder. Clean up video here.

Hydraulic Press vs. Battery Pack

Hydraulic Press vs. Battery Pack

The Hydraulic Press Channel first crushes a tablet playing their hilarious mobile game, then things get really explosive as they turn their attention to a large lithium ion battery pack, one of the last things you should ever put under extreme pressure.

Silencing a Silencer

Silencing a Silencer

For no other reason than to get YouTube views, the guys at West Coast Armory continuously fired 700 rounds from a full-auto M249 saw machine gun to see how quickly they could melt the silencer they installed. The answer? Not long. Not long at all.

Hydraulic Press: Exploding Paper

Hydraulic Press: Exploding Paper

(PG-13: Language) The Hydraulic Press Channel shows us how compressing sheets of paper eventually results in a rather significant explosion. The first explosion isn’t anything special, but as the stack a little gets shorter, the boom gets bigger.

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Storm 1, Revolving Door 0

Storm 1, Revolving Door 0

We always thought the idea behind revolving doors was to keep the bad weather out of buildings, but in this video captured during a storm in Istanbul, Turkey, it seems the wind and rain got the better of the spinning door, and left quite a mess. Original video here.

Molten Metal Squirtgun

Molten Metal Squirtgun

The Backyard Scientist’s latest build is one of his most dangerous yet – a gun that fires a stream of searing hot molten pewter, or just about any other liquid. Needless to say it shouldn’t be fired at anything or anyone you care about – unless it’s filled with ketchup.

Microwaving an Airbag

Microwaving an Airbag

The Slow Mo Guys dusted off an old internet classic, but for their version of the destructive experiment, they captured it in front of the lens of their fancy Phantom Flex camera, so we can enjoy the carnage at 2000 frames per second.

Rocket in a Fish Tank

Rocket in a Fish Tank

Warped Perception demonstrates exactly why it pays to use a really good slow motion camera, showing off what happens when you drop a model rocket engine into an aquarium, then ignite it. Rest assured, no fish were harmed. Explody bits start at 2:40.

Compressed Air Cannon Slow Mo

Compressed Air Cannon Slow Mo

The Slow Mo Guys used an absolutely bonkers air cannon to shoot Maltesers at a variety of objects. Watch them blow up fruits, forget the point of a lab coat and set the world record for most number of times the word “Maltesers” was said in a single video.

Mjolnir vs. Trampoline

Mjolnir vs. Trampoline

So what happens if you drop a 91 pound replica of Thor’s mighty hammer onto a trampoline from a height of 13 feet? Will it tear through the surface, or go flying into the air? Place your bets as BrainfooTV puts this quandary to the test.

DIY 4000 PSI BB Gun

DIY 4000 PSI BB Gun

Builder and destroyer of things Giaco Whatever shows off his custom-made Airsoft weapon, which is designed to launch ammo at a ridiculous rate of fire. Here, he amps up the pressure, and launches a barrage of metal BBs at various objects, pretty much vaporizing them.

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Hydraulic Press vs. Hamburgers

Hydraulic Press vs. Hamburgers

This video from the Hydraulic Press Channel isn’t there to prove the strength of the press or the objects it faces. It’s more like those old David Letterman bits where he tossed stuff off of a 5-story tower, and purely there to make as big of a mess as possible.

Submerged in a Water Balloon

Submerged in a Water Balloon

The Slow Mo Guys follow up an earlier video in which Dan managed to get everything but his head inside a giant water balloon. This time, he managed to get all the way inside of it before popping it in front of their high speed Phantom Flex 4K camera at 1000 fps.

Red Hot Nickel Ball vs. Ping Pong Balls

Red Hot Nickel Ball vs. Ping Pong Balls

Celluloid ping pong balls are known to be highly flammable, so there’s no wonder that this tube full of the balls goes up in a spectacular blaze of glory when subjected to the intense heat of carsandwater’s killer Red Hot Nickel Ball.

Stabbing a Car

Stabbing a Car

After showing off the MegaBot Mk. III robot at Maker Faire 2017, the guys from MegaBots decided to play around with something they had lying around the shop – a 500 lb., 10-foot-long knife, and proceeded to drop it into the roof of a car. Because, why not?

Supersonic LEGO Darts

Supersonic LEGO Darts

Joerg Sprave first shows off how LEGO bricks can become far more nasty by turning them into mouth-blown air darts, then builds a “scientific test device” so he can then fire the projectiles at supersonic speeds with a powerful air compressor.

Matchstick Car Burndown

Matchstick Car Burndown

Oh the humanity! After spending an inordinate amount of time assembling this model of a F1 race car out of matchsticks, builder The Q burns it to the ground in seconds. It’s at once deliciously satisfying and totally wrong.

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