Awesome Destruction

Hydraulic Press vs. Vice

Hydraulic Press vs. Vice

(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.

Electric Wolverine Claws

Electric Wolverine Claws

The Hacksmith dusted off the real metal Wolverine claws he made a few years back, then connected them to a 12-volt car battery. The result – lots of sparks, molten steel wool, shredded aluminum foil, and the coolest way to start a fire ever.

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Sh*tty Claw Machine

Sh*tty Claw Machine

(PG-13 Language) Claw machines are the worst. They look like they’ll be so much fun until they eat all of your money as you try to win a stupid stuffed animal worth a dollar. Simone Giertz modded a machine to grab a prize every time.

Exploding Batteries in Slow-Mo

Exploding Batteries in Slow-Mo

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.

Hydraulic Press vs. Adamantium

Hydraulic Press vs. Adamantium

(PG-13: Language) The Hydraulic Press Channel claims to have gotten their claws on some actual Adamantium, and from the looks of their latest video, it seems plausible. Though it’s far more likely that they’re just doing a sponsored promo video for Logan.

Razor Spinner Top vs Butane

Razor Spinner Top vs Butane

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.

How to Fix a Laser Printer

How to Fix a Laser Printer

(PG-13: Language) While it’s not quite as satisfying as the PC LOAD LETTER scene in Office Space, we still can appreciate the way thehypnoguy1 and his pals fixed their broken laser printer once and for all.

Slow-Mo Airbag Paint Explosion

Slow-Mo Airbag Paint Explosion

A few years ago The Slow Mo Guys gave us a close look at airbags’ explosive deployment mechanism. But here they used the life-saving device to spray lots of powdered paint. They’d be mad if they don’t add this to their channel trailer.

Spinning Top w/ Razor Blades

Spinning Top w/ Razor Blades

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.

Hydraulic Press v. Prince Rupert’s Drop

Hydraulic Press v. Prince Rupert’s Drop

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.

Snapping Steel in Slow-Mo

Snapping Steel in Slow-Mo

Reinforced steel beams are incredibly strong, but the guys at Purdue University have a machine that can actually rip them apart. The Slow Mo Guys turned their high-speed camera towards the carnage for our entertainment pleasure. The suspense was killing us.

Gallium vs. Aluminum

Gallium vs. Aluminum

Over the years, YouTuber NurdRage has demonstrated how pouring liquid gallium onto aluminum can cause catastrophic failure of the normally durable, lightweight metal. Watch as the stuff causes a heat sink, sheet metal, and even a baseball bat lose its strength.

Rocket Sled Knife

Rocket Sled Knife

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.

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Combustion Tube vs. iMac

Combustion Tube vs. iMac

The Slow Mo Guys went to Purdue University to see the school’s combustion tube – a device used to measure the speed of flames and explosions – obliterate an old iMac with one hell of a push. That lightning quick flame was uh, fire.

Red Hot Hydraulic Press

Red Hot Hydraulic Press

(PG-13: Language) The Hydraulic Press Channel steps things up, as they augment their mighty crusher with a red hot metal press tool, so objects aren’t merely flattened, but ignited or melted as they meet their makers. Watch the thermal camera footage here.

Ultimate Car Brake Test

Ultimate Car Brake Test

(PG-13: Language) The husband and wife team behind the Hydraulic Press Channel have branched out to take on more destruction porn of the non-hydraulic kind. Here they are going ham on one of their beat up Fiesta’s brake discs. Skip to 4:16 for the climax.

Slow-Mo Guys x Hydraulic Press

Slow-Mo Guys x Hydraulic Press

Ever since the Hydraulic Press Channel broke big, people have been clamoring for a Slow-Mo Guys collab. While that has yet to happen, Gav and Dan headed to a machine shop with their high-speed camera and exploded a deck of playing cards at 28,500 fps.

Hydraulic Press: Thermal Camera Edition

Hydraulic Press: Thermal Camera Edition

A different view of objects being subjected to the mighty hydraulic press. This time, the steel crushing victims aren’t what’s special, but the FLIR thermal camera that captured the heat energy being released as they are flattened like pancakes.

Hydraulic Press vs. Data

Hydraulic Press vs. Data

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.

Hydraulic Press vs. Flammable Stuff

Hydraulic Press vs. Flammable Stuff

(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.

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Shin Godzilla Destruction Reel

Shin Godzilla Destruction Reel

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.

Hydraulic Press vs. Playing Cards

Hydraulic Press vs. Playing Cards

“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.

How Not to Clean Your Desk

How Not to Clean Your Desk

(PG-13: Language) “It won’t go through. It’s not gonna go through.” Rooster Teeth’s Jeremy Dooley wanted to axe-kick Gavin Free’s cluttered office desk. Gavin let him do it. You can guess what happens next. This should’ve been a Slow Mo Guys crossover.

The Spider Incinerator

The Spider Incinerator

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.

Steamroller vs. Golf Balls

Steamroller vs. Golf Balls

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?

Hydraulic Press vs. Car Spring

Hydraulic Press vs. Car Spring

(PG-13: Language) Automotive springs are designed to absorb large amounts of shock, along with the substantial weight of the vehicles riding on them. But can one withstand the force of the mighty hydraulic press? Tune in and find out.

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