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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.