One of the coolest internet ‘crazes’ as of late are videos of random objects and things being absolutely flattened by a 100-ton hydraulic press. How cool is that? This is what 12-year-old me would have wanted to do, had he ever had possession of a 100-ton press.
So, why crush things with a hydraulic press? Well, theHydraulic Press Channel’s (HPC) subreddit simply says that they’re dedicated to crushing “every and any object in existence with the force of a thousand suns.”
And because the people who decided to try and flatten these balls of red hot nickel are not the same people that do HPC (these guys are known as “Hydraulic Power“), it would appear that a great number of people from around the world are interested in using their hydraulic presses to utterly destroy things.
You might already have an idea as to what’s going to happen, but that’s the best part: we can all imagine what something looks like being crushed, but it will almost never be as good as actually seeing something get crushed.
So check it out! See what happens as these molten balls of metal meet an unstoppable force. And be sure to check out the hydraulic press YouTube channels to see more everyday objects and things get flattened!