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Video: Inside nearly everything made of concrete, you'll find reinforced steel rods that compress the material, making buildings, bridges and other structures even stronger. The rods aren't designed to break easily, but when they do, the best way to watch the destructive results is through the lens of a slow-motion camera.


Video: The Slow Mo Guys have channelled their inner 10-year-olds for their latest high-speed experiment that involves crashing a LEGO airliner into a miniature city built of plastic bricks. It's something we all probably did as kids at one time or another, but the results are far more satisfying when filmed at 2500 frames per second. And in this instance, cleaning up after all the destruction is actually easier.


There are few materials in the world stronger or more resilient or tougher than that indestructible Nokia cell phone that everyone had at one point in their life. You could run it over with a tank or drop it off the Empire State building or chuck it across a parking lot into a burning building and it would still work. What can destroy it though? The red hot nickel ball.


Video: Magnets are one of the few things that make life more interesting. Just feeling its attraction to each other or seeing it connect together is always fun. Don't trust me? Watch these two super strong neodymium magnets try and destroy things like an apple, a juice box, an iPhone and more and try not to enjoy yourself.


This is what a sunset in Rio de Janeiro looks like right now, and it's all thanks to that volcano erupting in Chile last week. Calbuco spewed 210 million cubic metres of ash into the atmosphere, turning nearby regions into a "grey desert" and altering weather thousands of miles away.


When a new gadget thing comes out that make people fetish after and drop hundreds of dollar bills on and caress in their hands like a puppy, the internet responds by destroying said gadget thing in the most ridiculous way possible. It's destruction shock porn and silly and overdone now but smashing dreams is never not fun to watch.


Ever wondered what machinery smartphone firms use to test out those shiny handsets they keep shifting by the truckload? I have. Well, they spend a full six months of the phone's now-year-long pre-release life just checking if they're fit for purpose, so that's got to be some pretty interesting, exhaustive probing and pummelling.