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Hydraulic Press vs. Hockey Puck

Hydraulic Press vs. Hockey Puck

The Hydraulic Press Channel tests the destructive power of their press yet again. This time they see if it can crush the almighty hockey puck, which managed to fend off a red hot nickel ball, then put up a pretty good fight against thermite the last time we checked in.

Melting Pennies in the Sun

Melting Pennies in the Sun

A demonstration of just how intense the heat of the Sun can be when concentrated through a fresnel lens. It takes less than a minute to turn what was once a solid metal penny into a molten pile of goo. Also, we’ve just subscribed to Let’s Melt This.

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Premature Demolition

Premature Demolition

(PG-13 Language) A construction worker in Houston, Texas was using his excavator to help gradually dismantle a parking garage, when the whole building unexpectedly fell at once. Fortunately, he backed up just enough that he managed to walk away unscathed.

You Sank My Batttleship

You Sank My Batttleship

Back in November 2015, Rosarito Underwater Park sank a former Mexican Navy battleship as the basis for an artificial reef. Photographer JP Ussel was on hand with a plethora of GoPros to capture the action from inside and outside the ship as it met its final resting place.

Crushing Frozen Jello

Crushing Frozen Jello

Carsandwater takes a momentary break from his red hot nickel ball to drop an 83.5 pound weight on some lime gelatin, then repeats the “experiment” after deep-freezing some in liquid nitrogen. Why? Because YouTube.

Lawnmower Blender

Lawnmower Blender

When you think of it, the spinning blade on a lawnmower is like a giant version of the one in drink blenders. In this super-sized version of Will It Blend?, we find get to see the slow-mo destruction of various household objects dropped into said mower blade.

How to Remove a Road Boulder

How to Remove a Road Boulder

If you’ve ever seen a big boulder sitting in the middle of the road when you’re driving in the mountains, you might wonder how they move them out of the way. Sometimes, the easiest method is to blow them up – shattering them into numerous smaller pieces.

Washing Machine on a Trampoline

Washing Machine on a Trampoline

We’ve already seen the chaos that can occur when you place a small heavy object inside of a washing machine. Now take that same idea, and place it on a trampoline, and the chaos escalates even more quickly. The death cry the machine lets out at the end sums it up.

Literally Shooting a Shotgun

Literally Shooting a Shotgun

It’s not a likely real world scenario, but it’s still fascinating to see exactly what happens to a shotgun as a .50 cal bullet is fired directly down its barrel towards the receiver. The explosive slow-motion shot captured by FullMag is Mythbusters worthy.

Drone Blender

Drone Blender

We recently saw a couple of motorized knives used to automate kitchen tasks. It turns out that a drone is a much kitchen appliance, doing double duty as a 4-bladed blender and a food processor, as demonstrated by Speed Motion in glorious slow-mo.

Tow Rope Drifting

Tow Rope Drifting

From the “don’t try this at home” file, watch what happens when this car is tethered to the rear of a moving vehicle, while its occupants swerve recklessly across the road. Fortunately, the car they’re torturing is Russia’s abysmal Lada Samara.

How to Erase a CD-ROM

How to Erase a CD-ROM

While you probably have moved on from storing your data on CD- and DVD-ROMs, chances are you still have some lying around with sensitive files on them. Photonic Induction is here to show you the proper way to permanently wipe all the data from your discs.

What’s Inside a Shot Put Ball?

What’s Inside a Shot Put Ball?

YouTube channel What’s Inside? specializes in cutting things in half to see what delicious fillings live inside the hard candy shells of everyday objects. Their mission to cut open an 8-pound shot put ball hits a few speed bumps along the way, but they won’t be deterred.

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5k iMac vs 90mm Cannon

5k iMac vs 90mm Cannon

It pained us to watch the wanton destruction of expensive hardware, but FullMag’s epic slow-motion footage of the cannon firing at this pricey iMac made us feel better – just a little. Though next time, send us the new computer, and we’ll send you an old one to blow up.

Red Hot Ball vs. Nokia 3310

Red Hot Ball vs. Nokia 3310

The red hot nickel ball encroaches into Will It Blend? territory. Can the literally hot new thing take on the legendary 3310 and its mythical indestructibility? Let’s just say this is like when Apollo Creed took on Ivan Drago.

Coke vs. Molten Lead

Coke vs. Molten Lead

While messing around with a new gas burner, YouTuber TaoFledermaus poured a can of Coca-Cola into a pool of molten lead. While highly dangerous, the end result was surprisingly cool. It looks sort of like the T-1000 from Terminator 2.

Red Hot Ball vs. Hockey Puck

Red Hot Ball vs. Hockey Puck

YouTuber carsandwater’s red hot nickel ball has demolished pretty much anything that was offered to it. Until now. Its kryptonite? A hockey puck, which is made from a seemingly indestructible disc of vulcanized rubber.

How to Exit the Garage

How to Exit the Garage

91-year-old Walter Thomas has some mischievous blood flowing through his veins. One of his bucket list items was to back his car through his garage door. When a relative planned to demolish their garage, his wish came true.

Slow-Mo Fire Slap (and More)

Slow-Mo Fire Slap (and More)

The guys from Kuma Films got the opportunity to play with BeyondSlowMotion’s Phantom camera for a day. Bask in the warm glow of fire and the shattering of innocent objects in this short compilation of what they captured.

Red Hot Ball vs. Jawbreaker

Red Hot Ball vs. Jawbreaker

YouTuber carsandwater is obsessed with placing a red hot nickel ball on top of other objects. The reaction between the searing hot sphere and the sugary jaw breaker is particularly vigorous, as the candy spews its molten sugar like hot lava.

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Shattering a CD in Slow-Mo

Shattering a CD in Slow-Mo

While compact discs are designed to be spun at high speeds, they will catastrophically fail somewhere around 23,000 RPM. The Slow Mo Guys managed to capture the destruction that occurs at an eye-popping 170,000 fps.

13 Guilty Kids

13 Guilty Kids

Kids will be kids, but if our rugrats did the kind of destruction these troublemakers caused, we might just have to put them up for adoption – except maybe the one who put the stickers on the baby, because that’s just funny.

5,000 Match Chain Reaction

5,000 Match Chain Reaction

There’s just something immensely satisfying about watching 5,000 matches go up in flames. YouTuber David Hill says he took over 10 hours to painstakingly glue together his creation, only to destroy it in about 10 seconds.

Metal-Melting Solar Death Ray

Metal-Melting Solar Death Ray

Kevin and Grant from the Science Channel’s show What Could Possibly Go Wrong harness the power of the sun, using the fresnel lens from an old rear-projection TV to focus a dangerously hot beam that can melt metals.

Get Wrecked

Get Wrecked

(NSFW: Language) A variety of “This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things” moments from people who pushed the limits of physical objects. While the destruction is occasionally due to poor build quality, mostly it’s the result of stupidity.

Giant Gummi Bear vs. Shotgun

Giant Gummi Bear vs. Shotgun

Carsandwater took one of those giant-size gummi bears and shot it with a 12-gauge shotgun. Then he froze it with liquid nitrogen and tried again. Why? Internet. We think Mythbusters should start using these instead of ballistic gel dummies.

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