(PG-13: Language) While it’s fun to watch the deadly hydraulic press smush soft items, it’s far more satisfying to see it take on things that you’d think would be indestructible – like this metal vice. But it makes quick work of this and a few other random items in their latest video.
The Slow-Mo Guys ignore all the warning labels on a bunch of small lithium batteries, exposing them to fire, and turning them into tiny rocket ships and bombs in front of their Phantom high-speed camera. We can only imagine how nasty large batteries would be if they blew up.
Giaco Whatever’s razor-edged spinning top is already deadly enough – now he’s taken aim at a variety of new objects to shred – from making some egg salad, to getting toothpaste out of the tube, to blowing up butane-filled lighters. In other news, Barbie got a new hairstyle.
We thought playing with a fidget spinner at 99,999+ RPM was dangerous, but Giaco Whatever’s spinning top that’s been modded with razor blades seems like a much worse idea. Watch as it makes quick work of hot dogs, cans, balloons, fruit, and thankfully no fingers.
We’ve seen the strange properties of these hardened glass drops before. Now see how one handles the deadly hydraulic press. It’s so strong that it damages the press tools before violently exploding. Hopefully these guys can buy a better high-speed camera soon.
Fans of Mythbusters will immediately recall the havoc they wreaked whenever they placed objects at the end of New Mexico Tech’s rocket sled track. The Backyard Scientist decided to build his own miniature version and loaded it up with a knife, slicing various things in twain.
The Hydraulic Press Channel teamed up with tech company F-Secure to demonstrate how to permanently erase the data on various devices – by crushing them to smithereens. While it’s likely to thwart most data thieves, it isn’t an effective method for compressing data.
(PG-13: Language) While the mighty hydraulic press is no match for these matches and lighters, its operator Lauri Vuohensilta is a mere mortal, and might want to stand behind the blast shield next time he plays with explosives. Now this is how you do a sponsored post.
We had high hopes for Gareth Edwards’ 2014 Godzilla, but it had far too little destruction for a Kaiju flick. Japan’s Shin Godzilla makes up for that in spades, as is clear from this VFX reel from Shirogumi and StealthWorks, set to a soothing ambient soundtrack.
“Welcome to the Hydraulic Press Channel. Today we have stupid things for our press.” Well at least they’re self-aware. The destroyers of all things toss a bunch of random stuff under their mighty crusher, the most spectacular of which ends up being a simple deck of cards.
Despite their name, they guys at Danger First are creeped out by spiders. But rather than buy a can of Raid, they made a deadly hairspray-powered flamethrower, designed to enact the idiom “kill it with fire” in real life. No actual spiders were harmed in the making of the video.
YouTube channel Crush doesn’t have a hydraulic press, but they do have an 8-ton steamroller. Here, they see what happens (or doesn’t) when you run over golf balls with it. After seeing how golf ball dimples improve aerodynamics too, why aren’t cars made from this stuff?