Battle of Hydraulic Press v Book Ends in Pyrrhic Victory (video)

hydraulic press bookThe Hydraulic Press channel is one of those examples of what happens when engineers have access to industrial equipment and too much time on their hands (see the Slingshot channel for another example).

The operator of that channel has become famous in certain circles by crushing various mundane objects (such as another  press, a Barbie, etc), but the press almost met its match in its latest video when it was tasked with crushing an English-Finnish dictionary.

The book was successfully crushed, but before it died it exploded and took out both cameras recording the event.

This just goes to show that words have power.


About Nate Hoffelder (10617 Articles)
Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

3 Comments on Battle of Hydraulic Press v Book Ends in Pyrrhic Victory (video)

  1. So, the pen is mightier than the sword, but the book is mightier than the cameras.

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