Tagged With hydraulic press

All of the grinches out there can rejoice because in a special Christmas edition of needless destruction we have a hydraulic press demolishing the dumbest tchotchkes of the season.

Video: Ever see the super strong, super light super material known as carbon fibre get squished like this? Once the hydraulic press hits it, the threads start coming undone, and it slowly disintegrates as the pressure becomes stronger and stronger. What's pretty neat, though, is how the carbon fibre rod still stands up steady throughout and never snaps. It just unravels very, very slowly.

Video: Everyone knows you can't fold a piece of paper more than seven or eight times (even though the world record is 12). It's just one of those silly things that stick from primary school and become law. But what if you were folding aluminium foil? And what if you had the assistance of the almighty hydraulic press? You can fold pretty much forever!

Video: Don't get me wrong, it's totally smushed. But yet the vaunted (?) yellow rubber ducky doesn't explode like the previously impenetrable hockey puck nor did it get destroyed to smithereens like every other object that's been put under the hydraulic press. Instead, after going through a few bouts with the smasher of all smashers, the ducky just looks just a little bent out of shape. OK, fine a lot bent out of shape.