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.


Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.


  1. Chris Meadows24 April, 2016

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

    1. Nate Hoffelder24 April, 2016

      That’s what I was thinking.


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