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.
THE BEST Destruction
(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.
The Hydraulic Press Channel sticks a few things into its killer machine that explode when put under pressure. The caps are fun, but it’s the Diet Coke and Mentos bottle that make the biggest mess. These guys need to invest in a super slow-mo camera now.
The Hydraulic Press Channel dipped a variety of small objects in a -321ºF bath of liquid nitrogen, then subjected them to the powerful forces of their press, shattering them into countless pieces. Anyone out there got a car crusher we can try this with?
Watch out Hydraulic Press Channel, there’s a new destroyer in town. Whereas the viral crusher is outspoken, Cut in Half prefers to slice objects with a waterjet and inspect the aftermath in silence. Waterjet vs press vs red hot ball vs guns vs blender! Make it so.
The Hydraulic Press Channel rips off the Red Hot Nickel Ball dude, subjecting a seemingly everlasting candy to the force of their deadly press. The hemisphere shot was surprisingly satisfying, and the microwaved one is a reminder of why a blast shield is a good idea.
A brief demonstration of what happens when you submerge a styrofoam cup in acetone. The solvent properties of the acetone dissolves the polystyrene and the cup vanishes into a pile of goo. One commenter pointed out this chilling reference from Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
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