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

Feb 20, 2021
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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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    Hydraulic Press ChannelHydraulic Press Channel5 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.

      Danny DadogDanny Dadog23 hours ago
    • @Danny Dadog i was going for the most accurate in frame. cus he forgot to put it in the video

      GENERAL GODGENERAL GOD23 hours 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..

      Danny DadogDanny Dadog23 hours ago

      Experiments AS96Experiments AS9623 hours 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! :-)

      tristan bonnetttristan bonnettDay ago
  • Without the box, you probably would have been finding glass fragments for the next ten years

    Rowan GallagherRowan Gallagher6 minutes ago
  • There's only USworlds where you will randomly watch stuff like this middle of the night

    eug beug b15 minutes 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.

    MailmanRSOMailmanRSOHour ago
  • Solid! Top KEK!

    Grug BugGrug BugHour ago
  • Why don't you use some velcro to keep the display in place?

    robinho olegalrobinho olegalHour 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? : )

    wnnalis cioovwnnalis cioov2 hours ago
  • Awesome!!! Love this channel!!

    Jeff BrownJeff Brown2 hours ago
  • You should put strong magnets on the bottom of the scale so it doesn’t fly away

    Isaac ClarkIsaac Clark3 hours ago
    • Great video! Love it and love that you mentioned Demolition Ranch!

      wnnalis cioovwnnalis cioov2 hours 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.

    glock21guyglock21guy3 hours ago
  • How strong is a big 52100 bearing ball?

    Hmingthana ColneyHmingthana Colney3 hours ago
  • Few

    Aneek SultanAneek Sultan5 hours ago
  • 5:14 kinda sounds like ps2 start up

    Lazy BonezLazy Bonez5 hours ago
  • Hmm.. Glass slugs. Nasty.

    PlasmaBurnsPlasmaBurns7 hours 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

    obsolete opticsobsolete optics8 hours ago
  • That was dangerous don't do it again

    Ziad KadiZiad Kadi9 hours 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....

    Willem KossenWillem Kossen9 hours ago
  • YaY!! Big BOOM \o/

    Lucas FrancoLucas Franco11 hours ago
  • welcome to hytral press

    Arslan Khan JoiyaArslan Khan Joiya12 hours ago
  • Imagine putting your hand in there?

    David BermudezDavid Bermudez14 hours ago
  • I think this was really interesting, but can you do a Prince Rupert's Drop? (Still a glass ball... but WAY stronger than normal glass)

    ArthurEKing8472ArthurEKing847216 hours ago
  • Excellent...WOW....Really good BANG....Thanks very much...Kentucky USA

    steve shoemakersteve shoemaker17 hours ago
  • That’s how you do an ad read

    Sam HeningerSam Heninger18 hours ago
  • Great video! Love it and love that you mentioned Demolition Ranch!

    morgan truelovemorgan truelove18 hours ago
  • the pie nipple glass ball

    HathawayHathaway18 hours ago
  • Razor chromea gaming keyboard but powered by a PC to its doing the colors wile being crushed

    HÆX A.HÆX A.19 hours ago
  • *WHOA!!* Holy crap! I did NOT expect the thing to burst into a friggin MIST lol. I was expecting just a bunch of big chunks to go flying haha

    StagStag19 hours ago
  • Is it possible for the box to be bolted down?

    Roller Coaster BEE at HersheyparkRoller Coaster BEE at Hersheypark20 hours ago
  • This is my favorite USworlds channel, I am so glad that I subscribed!

    Ryan MartinRyan Martin20 hours ago
  • First it is good, then it is not! :D

    Min Nohara's Channel Of FunMin Nohara's Channel Of Fun21 hour ago
  • we love you guys.... cheers from north Carolina

    imtigertigerwoodsbitimtigertigerwoodsbit21 hour ago
  • You need to colab with Slo-Mo guys and get their equipment in there.

    JakeJake22 hours ago
  • 17t ... i was at 15t ... not too bad

    Christoph DumserChristoph Dumser23 hours ago

    Experiments AS96Experiments AS9623 hours ago
  • you vacuumed a green glass leaf, but its not in the video

    nutzeeernutzeeerDay ago

      Experiments AS96Experiments AS9623 hours ago
  • Quien lo ve por divercion q alguien conteste en español ;)

    Naomi DiazNaomi DiazDay ago

      Experiments AS96Experiments AS9623 hours ago
  • I wonder what this would look like underwater

    MaNNeRz LagunaMaNNeRz LagunaDay ago

      Experiments AS96Experiments AS9623 hours ago
  • First it's good then it's snot 👌

    MaNNeRz LagunaMaNNeRz LagunaDay ago
    • 7:54 I dunno why, but I just love the way you said that. Accents are great.

      yuoop nokeyuoop noke23 hours ago
  • I'm pretty sure I saw over 22000kg on the second ball, way over what you estimated Lauri!

    Matt BlankMatt BlankDay ago
    • 1:25 the hydronic press broke. I once broke a glass ball by dropping it with a metal ball that landed on the glass one breaking it.

      yuoop nokeyuoop noke23 hours ago
  • came in for the hydraulic press. stayed for that accent

    FreeloveFreeloveDay ago
  • 10880 kg

    Copil ToxicCopil ToxicDay ago
  • cool!! thats what im talkin bout.

    StupidEarthlingsStupidEarthlingsDay ago
  • It might take more pressure if you put pads between it and the metal so the metal can't easily scratch the surface. Obviously whatever you use for padding will squish flat, but it should conform to the surface.

    Gordon WrigleyGordon WrigleyDay ago
  • It would be great to see this with egg shaped glass. Eggs are extremely strong with force is applied through the longer side.

    Nick WNick WDay ago
  • I luv listening to your commentry. Your voice is really comforting, kind of a mix between The Swedish Chef (Muppet show) & The Count (Sesame Street). I could listen to you all day!

    Ian IanIan IanDay ago
  • Glass is both strong and brittle, depending on form and shape, and whether it for instance is hardened/ laminated or not. I guess this is also what we see here - the balls take a heavy load when pressed (the big one was impressive), but when they finally break, they explode and the tons pressed against the balls make them totally disintegrate. Great video. 👍🏼😊 Or - pretty good. 😁

    Khamsin ShamalKhamsin ShamalDay ago
  • Shiny ball lol I guess a better descriptor would be faceted sphere

    Logan VinsonLogan VinsonDay ago
  • Glue a magnet to the bottom of your force sensor read-out box to stop it from falling everytime.

    BEdmonson85BEdmonson85Day ago
  • That’s one hell of an explosion. Lol.

    Kelly PaganoKelly PaganoDay ago
  • 1:25 the hydronic press broke. I once broke a glass ball by dropping it with a metal ball that landed on the glass one breaking it.

  • 7:54 I dunno why, but I just love the way you said that. Accents are great.

    Emily FogertyEmily FogertyDay ago
  • The most hardest thing in world is nokia phone try it😎😎

    Aryan AgrawalAryan AgrawalDay ago
  • I would love to see you crush a panini press in a hydraulic press!

    Emily FogertyEmily FogertyDay ago
  • That vacuum setup... 👌🤙🤌👏 I'm really glad to see you guys wearing filter breathers, too. Taking that sh@t seriously is good for your lungs.

    ArmageistArmageistDay ago
  • This is what it would look like if you let the press keep going down until it touched the surface of the earth.

    Jessee HayesJessee HayesDay ago
  • What happens to ground coffee, new and used, when compacted with the press?

    greggv8greggv8Day ago
  • Demolition Ranch WaterJet Channel Now Hydraulic Press Channel Who next?

    Snowball րհilօძεղძɾօղSnowball րհilօძεղძɾօղDay ago
  • But it’s glass... Mw

    Hugh M.Hugh M.Day ago
  • 5:03 needed a "vattttttttttttt da fakkkkkkkkkkkkkk" :D :D :D

    Stuart KirkStuart KirkDay ago
  • Idea - load a large sphere to near breaking point. Then see what sorts of other stresses it can take before breaking such as heating, cooling, firing things at it of various hardness at various speeds etc.

    Simon de VegtSimon de VegtDay ago
  • It would be so amazing to see these under ultra ultra high speed like the slow mo guys did with the kitchen glass measuring cup

    Capt CaboseCapt CaboseDay ago
  • Wow, I just tuned back in after possibly YEARS and not a bit has changed, very reliable channel this

    reezlawreezlawDay ago
  • You saw Demo Ranch shoot them, but did you see How Ridiculous drop them on a steel plate from 150 ft?

    tippyc2tippyc2Day ago
  • I love this channel!

    Mike LambertMike LambertDay ago
  • I like how they just stay in form then just vaporize

    Asriel DreemurrAsriel DreemurrDay ago
  • I'd like to see a bit of ballistic gel as a permanent part of the box. It would be interesting to see what damage one could sustain from explosions, as opposed to just speculation.

    Phen McIlvainePhen McIlvaineDay ago

    Vinny LewisVinny LewisDay ago
  • This is the best crushing video!

    jmszul99 jmszul99jmszul99 jmszul99Day ago
  • Lesson is this. Don't f*ck with glass. It will f*ck you up.

    Ning3nNing3nDay ago
  • Since demolition ranch didn't obliterate the glass ball enough ;) Pretty sure if you didn't have that blast box around it, the workshop would have looked like a frag grenade was set off. pretty sure a person in the vicinity would have been turned to hamburger.

    SeriousHexSeriousHexDay ago
  • Ooooo, I just discovered your channel. If you haven't done it yet, try quarts crystals! Will they spark and glow in the dark when compressed???

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

    yuoop nokeyuoop nokeDay ago
  • Really glad you guys are investing more in safety, especially for airborne particles. Breathing in things like glass dust can be extremely dangerous, especially over long periods of time.

    Nirvash2010Nirvash2010Day ago
    • Who else skiped out the talking

      yuoop nokeyuoop nokeDay ago
  • Now we all know where.... " The Swedish Chef" from da' muppets show went on to become..... Hmmmm da da da da da bork bork bork.

    Bill HillerichBill HillerichDay ago
  • Put an analogue for a human hand with the index finger touching the surface of the ball to see how bad it would destroy your hand if you were touching it at the moment it exploded.

    Demonrats have gone too farDemonrats have gone too farDay ago
  • ya need a crossover episode with TheSlowMoGuys!

    StephenStephenDay ago
  • I'm curious how much more pressure could be applied if the press surfaces were concave to match the ball curvature, distributed loading vs point loading.

    Jerry GilliamJerry GilliamDay ago
  • Hell would be gluing that ball back again 🙂

    Josh NimJosh Nim2 days ago
  • Can you stop talking english?

    Nikolas Christopher BartuNikolas Christopher Bartu2 days ago
  • You need to colab with the slo-mo guys!

    Hicham MohsenHicham Mohsen2 days ago
  • Damn, it literally got pulverized. Too dangerous to do

    Gabriel AlexanderGabriel Alexander2 days ago
  • I will say your English is very good.

    ClonaClox9999 / CeleryClonaClox9999 / Celery2 days ago
  • Next is diamond!

    Richard ApplegateRichard Applegate2 days ago
  • The way both glass and ice shatters is honestly beautiful.... Dangerous as hell, but beautiful....

    DarkFrozenDepthsDarkFrozenDepths2 days ago
  • Art of war is already really short. Blinkist seems like a terrible idea.

    Adam DeeAdam Dee2 days ago
  • Get a higher frame rate camera please for glass breaking

    Collin WoodCollin Wood2 days ago
  • Wow! Build a skyscraper out of glass! A lot stronger than I thought. Neat!

    JakeJake2 days ago
  • “It was good, and then it wasn’t”

    Greasy BunzGreasy Bunz2 days ago
  • Who else skiped out the talking

    jaybird Tomlinjaybird Tomlin2 days ago
  • When the big glass ball blew up i jumped

    cpayne1990cpayne19902 days ago
  • Ferrocerium ?

    paulina sitekpaulina sitek2 days ago
  • At this point it seems like in Finland, a "shit load" is an official counting unit

    Christoph SingerChristoph Singer2 days ago
    • isn't it everywhere?

      Dalek CatDalek Cat9 hours ago
  • Podrias colocar una fruta dentro, para ver los impactos de loas perdigones😲👍

    aldo ataldo at2 days ago
  • When the ball feels like it's hitting you

    Amirul FarhanAmirul Farhan2 days ago
  • Another great video! For near or far future, please, come up with some kind of a 3D printed solution for the pressure sensor so that it stays in place, otherwise it is painful to watch it fall down every single time there is a bigger blast, and I can assume it it not a cheap measurement tool

    Valters VeitsValters Veits2 days ago
  • Maybe crushing dynamite (a nordic invention!) would be a bit more daft? Lol.

    DasVeet MDasVeet M2 days ago
  • Ask the slow mo guys to lend you one of their super speedy cameras

    nazartnazart2 days ago
  • why can't you keep a land mine for test

    Bhuvan BarathBhuvan Barath2 days ago
    • lol

      Bhuvan BarathBhuvan Barath2 days ago
  • You NEED to do a collaboration with Slo Mo Guys, and get this thing film in some super high speed. It would be a great collaboration!

    CharshiiCharshii2 days ago
  • 4:58 aaaaaaa!! The ball feel the pain 😂

    Gaki HeaCanGaki HeaCan2 days ago