Other than bank statements and bills, we don’t find ourselves shredding too much paper these days. Artist Japhy Riddle took a paper shredder and turned it into a vehicle of sorts. Rather than applying power to its wheels, the shredder car moves as it pulls a roll of tractor-feed paper through its shredding teeth.
The PressTube channel has made a name for itself by destroying stuff just for fun. In this video, they fed sheets of bulletproof glass into their industrial-strength shredding machine. Naturally, the shredder won, filling our ears with a jarring crunch as it chewed through progressively thicker panes.
We’ve seen lots of things fed into industrial shredders over the years, but we’re thinking that bubble wrap might be the most satisfying item yet. After tossing some random toys into their shredder, Press Tube gets down to business at the 2-minute mark by feeding it a 50-meter roll of the noisy packing material.
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 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.