Awesome Destruction

Pneumatic Needle Gun vs Stuff

Pneumatic Needle Gun vs Stuff

The Beyond the Press channel is always on the hunt for ways to destroy things that don’t involve using their famed hydraulic press. Here they punish a bunch of stuff with a pneumatic needle gun, a device that looks like a deep tissue massager for masochists.

Stop Motion Kitchen Demolition

Stop Motion Kitchen Demolition

Frank Howarth isn’t just an expert at making things, he’s also proven his filmmaking chops. In this video, he created an elaborate and playful stop-motion short film of his kitchen demolition project – from removing the plates and dishes, to stripping the place bare.

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Wrecking Ball Super Slow-Mo

Wrecking Ball Super Slow-Mo

To help promote the new season of The Grand Tour, The Slow Mo Guys got their hands on massive 4-ton wrecking ball, and turned it on a brick wall, then a selection of vehicles while they captured the carnage with a duo of Phantom high-speed cameras.

Destroying a Super Star Destroyer

Destroying a Super Star Destroyer

David Windestal and his pals love to destroy stuff with their insane rocket sled. Recently, they went through the trouble of building a replica of the now-discontinued 3152 piece LEGO Super Star Destroyer, and launching it down the rail with spectacular results.

Watered Tree vs. Dry Tree

Watered Tree vs. Dry Tree

We’ve always heard that it’s important to keep your Christmas tree watered, as it’s a safety risk. If you had any doubt why, just watch this brief video from the NIST to see exactly why watering could save your life. A watered tree also drops fewer needles for you to step on.

Learning to Saber a Champagne Bottle

Learning to Saber a Champagne Bottle

Mike Boyd recently passed a milestone: 500,000 YouTube subscribers. To celebrate, he figured he’d learn how to lop off the top of a champagne bottle with a saber. It’s surprisingly easy to figure out, but you should still practice before trying it on expensive champagne.

Crash Testing Kids Toys

Crash Testing Kids Toys

The guys at Switzerland’s Dynamic Test Center perform crash testing on vehicles to help gauge and improve their safety. For the holidays, they gave their crash test dummies the day off and presented them with some toys to play with. Then they took them away and smashed them.

Exploding Ball Bearings in Slow-mo

Exploding Ball Bearings in Slow-mo

For as much as we enjoy the Hydraulic Press Channel, we always thought they could use a better slow-mo camera. This time, they got their hands on a Phantom V2512 high speed camera thanks to Neverthink.tv, and captured the explosive result of crushing a ball bearing.

100 Speed Bump Simulation

100 Speed Bump Simulation

BeamNG.drive is an automotive physics simulator that behaves quite realistically. In this satisfying clip from DestructionNation, watch what happens when cars, trucks, and SUVs are subjected to 100 speed bumps in a row without any effort made to slow down.

Rocket Knife Nighttime Chaos

Rocket Knife Nighttime Chaos

David Windestal has been entertaining us for a while with his rocket knife-powered destructive antics for a while. This time he and his pals pulled out all the stops, with a nighttime run with LEDs, sparklers, spray paints, and an enormous fireball… all to create modern art.

Will It Steamroll?

Will It Steamroll?

The guys from novelty gift shop Vat19 had nothing better to do, so they decided to take some random items from their inventory and run them over with a steamroller. We want to see them smoosh one of those inflatable dinosaur costumes.

Rocket Knife vs. Water Balloon

Rocket Knife vs. Water Balloon

There’s absolutely zero doubt that a giant water balloon will succumb to David Windestal’s rocket-powered knife in an instant, but it’s the beautiful slow-motion footage of the watery carnage that’s the reason to tune in for this short video clip.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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