How Strong Is a Giant Solid Glass Ball? Hydraulic Press Test!

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How strong is a giant solid glass ball / globe? We are going to use our 150 ton hydraulic press and 150 ton force sensor / load cell to find out in this crazy experiment! Can huge glass ball stop a 150 ton hydraulic press? That's the question!
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  1. Hydraulic Press Channel

    Hydraulic Press Channel13 days ago

    Thanks for today's sponsor Blinkist! The first 100 people to go to​ are going to get unlimited access for 1 week to try it out. You'll also get 25% off if you want the full membership.

  2. Danny Dadog

    Danny Dadog9 days ago

    @Luka Artelj Get outta here, if you want your touchscreen working ever again. Trolls live further up Norway, go there in a cave to be smart.


    GENERAL GOD9 days ago

    @Danny Dadog i was going for the most accurate in frame. cus he forgot to put it in the video

  4. Danny Dadog

    Danny Dadog9 days ago

    @GENERAL GOD Not exactly. The number jumps after the shockvawe throws the lcd. It shows 21T[EDIT: 22880kg most likely] when falling, but if it is a measure probe's latency, it means the top measurement probably doesn't show on camera. Might have our heroes had a technical short circuit and didn't save the top reading? Other factors can most likely diverge the real force up a bit, like shockvawe reflection on the press increasing the reading, but must be confirmed scientifically.😎🤓 How long is a piece of string..

  5. Experiments AS96

    Experiments AS969 days ago▶️

  6. tristan bonnett

    tristan bonnett9 days ago

    Suggestions: Secure the box down so it doesn't hop. Next, line it with modeling clay or something similar to catch the shrapnel. Love the vids, keep up the awesome work! :-)

  7. Matthew H

    Matthew H2 hours ago

    Why do you say HUdraulic? ;p

  8. Justin White

    Justin White2 hours ago

    Nice to see you took at least reasonable measures to ensure you guys didn’t breathe in the dust! Nice to see that you’re doing stupid things as safely as stupid things can be done for our amusement 😉.

  9. Silvenium XIron

    Silvenium XIron5 hours ago

    Why must youtube keep spiking my curiosity by putting this video on my recommended video list?

  10. Tim Billbrack

    Tim Billbrack9 hours ago

    I still don't know why you can't get a sticky-back strip of Velcro (hook and loop), and put one piece on the press frame and the other piece on the bottom of the sensor readout.

  11. Just Some Dude

    Just Some Dude10 hours ago

    This is one for the slo-mo guys....

  12. medexamtoolsdotcom

    medexamtoolsdotcom12 hours ago

    Well we knew the big one was going to take the most, being a good sphere and having the lowest curvature, but that's quite a thing, 200 thousand pounds. Think about how much more that is than the forces you can make, puny human. That's like 100 cars.

  13. M.D.

    M.D.13 hours ago

    Hydraulic Press Channel just invented the solid glass ball grenade.

  14. stygian chasm

    stygian chasm14 hours ago

    You guys realize you are not allowed to ever stop making these videos, right?

  15. alida flus

    alida flus23 hours ago

    So you have found something what explode with bigger impact than playing cards.

  16. Subaiyal Afzal

    Subaiyal Afzal23 hours ago

    Get slow mo guys to really slow this down. Its pretty fast

  17. double-you

    double-youDay ago

    jumped in the chair for the big one! lol

  18. alida flus

    alida flus23 hours ago

    The aluminum platform is like ashtray or candle platform now.

  19. zaknafein641

    zaknafein641Day ago

    Next on the menu: Crystal ball... :D

  20. Cesar Rasec

    Cesar RasecDay ago

    Dats fantastich man pritty vell don

  21. Gamer Traje

    Gamer TrajeDay ago

    Ever thought how wierd it would be hydraulic pressing a big chewing gum.

  22. hoiy vinosa

    hoiy vinosaDay ago

    Man, I've been subscribed for years, and I still don't get bored of watching random stuff getting obliterated by a hydraulic press.

  23. aciduloz

    aciduloz2 days ago

    try with a glass egg ;-)

  24. TehZee

    TehZee2 days ago

    I was expecting violent..... Not that violent.... Wow..

  25. TehZee

    TehZeeDay ago

    @hoiy vinosa ...what?

  26. hoiy vinosa

    hoiy vinosaDay ago

    That plug was so cool!!😎 that's how u should do it!!

  27. Cn Cncn

    Cn Cncn2 days ago

    Please press cocaine

  28. Wairudokado

    Wairudokado2 days ago

    That was the best ending....

  29. Seth

    Seth2 days ago

    I really enjoy watching these videos. As an engineer, it's interesting to see some of the crazy things that happen at higher forces.

  30. Jack Squat

    Jack Squat3 days ago

    I think these would've taken a lot more force to break if the points of contact were larger. All of the force is concentrated into tiny points at the top and bottom of the ball.

  31. Philipp Haidenbauer

    Philipp Haidenbauer3 days ago

    I love how the pressure meter always jumps in excitement :)

  32. taith2

    taith23 days ago

    You might use adhesive foil as scratch protection, so wont need to buy/resurface it regularly during explosive squeezes

  33. gioyu comi

    gioyu comi3 days ago


  34. Iain Conliffe

    Iain Conliffe3 days ago

    The How Ridiculous Boys: We dropped this ball from 45 meters and it was only chipped a little. Matt from Demolition Ranch: Gets 50 cal, actually does some damage to it. Lars: Hold my beer. *cue hpc intro music*

  35. gioyu comi

    gioyu comi3 days ago

    bead that is pretty much unbreakable unless you squeeze the stem of the glass bead.

  36. keigezellig

    keigezellig3 days ago

    'Lot of large numbers today' 😂

  37. pida siouy

    pida siouy4 days ago

    The aluminum platform is like ashtray or candle platform now.

  38. billy k

    billy k4 days ago

    How about crushing my ex-girlfriend's head. It might take some extra pressure but the slow-mo cam would be so worth it.

  39. Azure-Australis

    Azure-Australis4 days ago

    You know the "Slomo Guy's" phantom camera footage, right? So I'm wondering if you could actually slow the footage of the glass balls to the point we could see the cracks move through the glass as it is crushed with their phantom camera? I've seen a particle of light, so why not see the glass ball blow up from the picosecond scale.

  40. pida siouy

    pida siouy4 days ago

    The aluminum platform is like ashtray or candle platform now.

  41. The Maelman

    The Maelman4 days ago

    Stopped watching this channel for like a year or so. Came back to hear "And here we go!" Never change, man.

  42. Theldras Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis

    Theldras Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis4 days ago

    and glass breaking is stupid fast, slow mo guys did a video about it and did the math, cracks in glass moves about 1458 meters per second, thats mach 4.2.

  43. sg 07

    sg 074 days ago

    5:13 Ps2 intro?

  44. Manish Kumar

    Manish Kumar4 days ago

    That plug was so cool!!😎 that's how u should do it!!

  45. Fakhruddin Ahmad

    Fakhruddin Ahmad4 days ago


  46. xxxyz721

    xxxyz7214 days ago

    Just like my 3D printer fume extractor, loads of duct tape :).

  47. gioyu comi

    gioyu comi5 days ago

    "The important parts don’t fly away, that’s how you know they are important." That's beautiful 🤣 🤣

  48. LozDawney

    LozDawney5 days ago

    Would love to see some Co2 cartridges get crushed xD

  49. Rich Sackett

    Rich Sackett5 days ago

    Your legally-different Mr. Bill at the end was really funny.

  50. gioyu comi

    gioyu comi5 days ago

    That was awesome

  51. Scrombomb

    Scrombomb5 days ago

    These are amazing. Like everything you guys do. But you should try a Rupert diamond... I think that's what they are called. I will get more information and edit. But its a glass bead that is pretty much unbreakable unless you squeeze the stem of the glass bead.

  52. Fizz Pop

    Fizz Pop5 days ago


  53. Road Warrior 2020

    Road Warrior 20205 days ago

    I like this guy cussing in english. 😄👍 Be neat to have a measurement of the outward force on the box.

  54. Ken Smith

    Ken Smith5 days ago

    Man! You’re really breaking my balls!


    IT'S PROBING TIME 6666 days ago

    That was pretty EPIC!

  56. doliio volay

    doliio volay6 days ago

    The aluminum platform is like ashtray or candle platform now.

  57. Kevlar Canuck

    Kevlar Canuck6 days ago

    Love it! Looks like you need to mount that digital guage with a magnet or something lol

  58. Joe

    Joe6 days ago

    When my days are hell, I crush them with your channel! Thanks for the laughs and the release.

  59. doliio volay

    doliio volay6 days ago

    80 tons, but over what surface area? The measurement per square inch must be pretty insane, or?

  60. dwaynezilla

    dwaynezilla6 days ago

    The "rough estimation" text got me, hahahahaha

  61. Scunner Darkly

    Scunner Darkly6 days ago

    I think the big ball has more to give judging by the impression it made in the aluminium base, spreading out the load. If the ball had an aluminium disc above to cushion it and spread the load there as well I reckon the result might surprise a few people. .

  62. TheSebastian5978

    TheSebastian59786 days ago

    Why do Europeans love destroying books?


    SAGAR VERMA6 days ago

  64. Tony_in_PA

    Tony_in_PA6 days ago

    "Here's the high speed. Yep, pretty goddamn fast".

  65. Arnold Heckers

    Arnold Heckers6 days ago

    That second ball was fook'n incredible !!! Bravo ~ !!!!

  66. shivkumar3509 gowda

    shivkumar3509 gowda7 days ago

    That was awesome

  67. Steve

    Steve7 days ago

    You need the slow-mo guys.

  68. Jim

    Jim7 days ago

    It's like blowing up the Death Star in a Star Wars movie. Boom!

  69. Jacob Sams

    Jacob Sams7 days ago

    Hell yea son!!!!! Demolition Ranch is awesome!!!!!!! Good vid Guys!!!

  70. yuoop noke

    yuoop noke7 days ago


  71. Mogahed Suliman

    Mogahed Suliman7 days ago

    I did not expect it explode wow😳

  72. yuoop noke

    yuoop noke7 days ago

    All that glass dust definitely can't be good.

  73. Shauka Hodan

    Shauka Hodan7 days ago

    So, if you were inside that box, would be like, coffin dead, or "we poured him into a bucket for you" dead?

  74. D B A

    D B A7 days ago

    I want Corona Virus in that press!

  75. Vust Valeo

    Vust Valeo7 days ago

    I guess the glass ball predicted an explosive future.

  76. A Frog

    A Frog7 days ago

    80 tons, but over what surface area? The measurement per square inch must be pretty insane, or?

  77. rootbrian

    rootbrian8 days ago

    It just turned into DUST! Now record it on a 1 million fps high-speed camera, and you might even see the cracks forming! xD I dare the slowmo guys to collaborate!

  78. RyeBug

    RyeBug8 days ago

    You always know it's gonna be a good one when the thumbnail explicitly says "Bad Idea".

  79. shop shop

    shop shop8 days ago

    This channel is the best! Have you ever considered condensing a president, to see how much force it would take?

  80. Noctiluus Amator

    Noctiluus Amator8 days ago

    What if you add a suspension system to the box? So, as to absorb the momentum transfer from the explosions.

  81. Captain Goldbeered

    Captain Goldbeered8 days ago

    That was fucking awesome! Also, glad to see you’re being safe about the dust, that shit is no joke.

  82. Umair X

    Umair X8 days ago

    Who saw the veet men's add 😂😂🤣

  83. Daniel Selli

    Daniel Selli8 days ago

    I suggest using rubber in the points where the ball touches de metal so to allow the pressure to be spread instead of start cricking the ball from a little point in the extreamities where the pressure is concentrated. For this I suggest using a small ball and be careful as the pressure needed might be much bigger.

  84. Akbar Senpai

    Akbar Senpai8 days ago

    Why don't you find a holder for that digital screen so that it's not gonna fall again.

  85. D Roy

    D Roy8 days ago

    RIP ears

  86. H Hh

    H Hh8 days ago

    All that glass dust definitely can't be good.

  87. Super Star_BFB

    Super Star_BFB8 days ago


  88. Liam Goggs

    Liam Goggs8 days ago

    Damn if my 4 year old son seen you squish pororo, I think he'd come over and avenge him, the only TV show we ever watch!

  89. Ed Ondrick

    Ed Ondrick8 days ago

    Call in the SloMo Guys!

  90. Larnroth Dergan

    Larnroth Dergan8 days ago

    Buy a screen protector, dude.

  91. Nora Iancu

    Nora Iancu8 days ago

    I love so much that Finnish accent!!

  92. ok nilem

    ok nilem8 days ago

    You should try suspending a piece of fruit with string near the pressed object to see the shrapnel damage on videos like this

  93. Ava Hansen

    Ava Hansen8 days ago

    What is the son it plays at the beginning? I feel like I know it

  94. Ava Hansen

    Ava Hansen8 days ago


  95. Timmy Reeves

    Timmy Reeves8 days ago

    The poor little screen will be broken soon needs a little table or a magnet bottom lol

  96. Nighthawk117w

    Nighthawk117w8 days ago

    How hard can it be to make a mount for the display of the force sensor though 😅. The amount of times that thing fell down already 😂😂

  97. John

    John8 days ago

    you are insane bro lmao

  98. Anthraax

    Anthraax8 days ago

    Looks like you need to team up with the Slow Mo Guys to capture the frame by frame carnage!

  99. Rowan Gallagher

    Rowan Gallagher8 days ago

    Without the box, you probably would have been finding glass fragments for the next ten years

  100. eug b

    eug b8 days ago

    There's only USlikes where you will randomly watch stuff like this middle of the night

  101. MailmanRSO

    MailmanRSO8 days ago

    I wanna see the exact same video but with a big chunk of meat in the box, see how deep the glass goes into it.

  102. Grug Bug

    Grug Bug8 days ago

    Solid! Top KEK!

  103. robinho olegal

    robinho olegal8 days ago

    Why don't you use some velcro to keep the display in place?

  104. wnnalis cioov

    wnnalis cioov8 days ago

    I feel for that poor digital display every time you do one of these "explosive" presses. When are you going to attach it to something so it doesn't keep falling to the ground? : )

  105. Jeff Brown

    Jeff Brown8 days ago

    Awesome!!! Love this channel!!

  106. Isaac Clark

    Isaac Clark8 days ago

    You should put strong magnets on the bottom of the scale so it doesn’t fly away

  107. wnnalis cioov

    wnnalis cioov8 days ago

    Great video! Love it and love that you mentioned Demolition Ranch!

  108. glock21guy

    glock21guy8 days ago

    If someone told me they could park an M1 Abrams tank on one of those, I would have said BS before. Even a car, or truck, I would have doubted.

  109. Hmingthana Colney

    Hmingthana Colney8 days ago

    How strong is a big 52100 bearing ball?

  110. Aneek Sultan

    Aneek Sultan8 days ago


  111. Lazy Bonez

    Lazy Bonez8 days ago

    5:14 kinda sounds like ps2 start up

  112. PlasmaBurns

    PlasmaBurns8 days ago

    Hmm.. Glass slugs. Nasty.

  113. obsolete optics

    obsolete optics8 days ago

    Weapons not food, not homes, not shoes Not need, just feed the war cannibal animal I walk tha corner to tha rubble that used to be a library Line up to tha mind cemetery now What we don't know keeps tha contracts alive an movin' They don't gotta burn tha books they just remove 'em While arms warehouses fill as quick as tha cells Rally round tha family, pockets full of shells

  114. Ziad Kadi

    Ziad Kadi8 days ago

    That was dangerous don't do it again

  115. Willem Kossen

    Willem Kossen8 days ago

    interesting to find out how far these pieces of glass would travel. it would be fun to try this outside with no box around it....

  116. Lucas Franco

    Lucas Franco9 days ago

    YaY!! Big BOOM \o/

  117. Arslan Khan Joiya

    Arslan Khan Joiya9 days ago

    welcome to hytral press