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Watch a Reinforced Steel Rod Break Like a Weak Little Twig

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. Read More >>

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This Computer Destroying Thumb Drive Is Hacked Together From Old Camera Parts

When I was at school, kids used to pass around printed out copies of The Anarchist’s Cookbook and we would delight in the type of mischief and mayhem that book described. My favourite entry was the one for the floppy disk bomb. According to the book, with a little bit of match powder and nail polish, you could create a “bomb” out of a 3.5-inch floppy drive that would successfully fry the hard drive on a computer. Read More >>

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You Can Now Buy a Weaponised USB Stick For £43

If you were looking for a USB stick that “instantly and permanently [disables] unprotected hardware,” you’re in luck. You can now purchase one for a little more than £45! Read More >>

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Watch 116 Excavators Demolish a Massive Overpass in Just One Night

Finding 116 excavators to demolish an ageing 24-year-old overpass in just one night is all but impossible — unless you live in China. Read More >>

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Bicycle Brakes Are No Match for a Workshop Lathe

Remember your secondary school woodwork teacher’s non-stop litany about safety? Here’s a real-life example of why you shouldn’t goof off with power tools. Taking a break from smooshing stuff, the folks behind those hydraulic press videos attached a bicycle brake to a lathe to see if they could bring it to a grinding stop. Nope. Read More >>

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Crashing a Lego Plane in Slow Motion is Spectacularly Destructive

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. Read More >>

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A Bowling Ball Dropped From 150 Feet Is No Match for an Axe

The best science always involves explosions and destruction, and we probably would have paid closer attention to our teachers at school if they did experiments like this. Read More >>

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When the Slingshot Guy is Inspired by the Hydraulic Press Guy

We love the destruction video channels: hydraulic presses, waterjets, and slingshots. Now, Joerg Sprave, the guy behind the Slingshot Channels has come up with his own version of a press. Read More >>

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The Destruction Caused By the War in Syria is Devastating

Russia Works shot this aerial footage of Homs, which shows the Syrian city, which was the third largest in the country and once home to a population of over 800,000, having been completely destroyed. Buildings and homes have turned to rubble, the city looks like the aftermath of the apocalypse, and the people have disappeared. Read More >>

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This Supercut of People Destroying Their Phones Is Oddly Satisfying

I smashed my phone last night. We’ve all done it. You miss a pocket or get a case of butterfingers and the next thing you know you texting on a piece of abstract art. The new iPhone comes out today, though. I’ve heard it has a better screen. Read More >>

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Watching This Frozen Apple Get Smashed to Bits is Oddly Satisfying

You don’t have to tell me you were wondering what happens when you dunk an apple in liquid nitrogen and smash it with a 37kg weight. So were we. Read More >>

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Watch This Madman Fix the iPhone 6’s Biggest Design Flaw With a Grinder

The industrial design of the iPhone 6 is close to flawless... except for one flaw so weird, so major, that it's maddening: the fact that the camera protrudes from the body of the phone, meaning it never lies completely flat and gets caught on all kinds of stuff. Read More >>

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Watch GE Gleefully and Awesomely Destroy Dozens of Random Objects

Remember General Electric's incredible cadre of of machines that exist solely to destroy things? Well, they've been using them to destroy things like teapots and baseballs and watches just for fun—and the resulting videos are amazing. Read More >>