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Tough as nails Nokia cell phone fights valiantly against red hot nickel ball

There are few materials in the world stronger or more resilient or tougher than that indestructible Nokia cell phone that everyone had at one point in their life. You could run it over with a tank or drop it off the Empire State building or chuck it across a parking lot into a burning building and it would still work.… » 8/14/15 9:23pm 8/14/15 9:23pm

Seeing two magnets try to destroy things is a lot of fun

Magnets are one of the few things that make life more interesting. Just feeling its attraction to each other or seeing it connect together is always fun. Don’t trust me? Watch these two super strong neodymium magnets try and destroy things like an apple, a juice box, an iPhone and more and try not to enjoy yourself. » 8/04/15 3:36pm 8/04/15 3:36pm

The R&D Machines That Push Your Smartphone 'Til it Breaks

Ever wondered what machinery smartphone firms use to test out those shiny handsets they keep shifting by the truckload? I have. Well, they spend a full six months of the phone's now-year-long pre-release life just checking if they're fit for purpose, so that's got to be some pretty interesting, exhaustive probing and… » 2/10/15 8:00am 2/10/15 8:00am

Watch This Madman Fix the iPhone 6's Biggest Design Flaw With a Grinder

The industrial design of the iPhone 6 is close to flawless... Except for one flaw so weird, so major, that it's maddening: The fact that the camera protrudes from the body of the phone, meaning it never lies completely flat and gets caught on all kinds of stuff. The perfectionists at PeripateticPandas have a solution,… » 9/22/14 5:13pm 9/22/14 5:13pm

8 Videos of New iPhones Getting Dropped, Soaked, and Torture Tested

You knew it was coming. Videos of people torturing the newest rash of iPhones are starting to emerge online, including one by SquareTrade, which shows the new iPhones being tortured in every way imaginable. So how did Apple's latest crop hold up? Surprisingly well, with a few caveats. » 9/22/14 2:52pm 9/22/14 2:52pm

Seeing a whole car get destroyed by a giant shredder is oddly enjoyable

I'm not sure what it is about seeing a giant piece of metal being swallowed by another giant piece of metal but it's almost therapeutic. It's like seeing insect fights on YouTube but on a more gargantuan, real life Transformers level. Whatever it is, I can't get enough. Here's the Hammel Red Giant Car Shredder having… » 1/31/14 12:14am 1/31/14 12:14am

Before and after pictures of the Philippines typhoon are heartbreaking

This is so sad. Satellite imagery has captured what the Philippines looked like before and after Typhoon Haiyan and it's absolutely tragic. Towns, homes, people's lives have just been completely decimated. There's nothing left. To see the total destruction from above like this is heartbreaking. One day everything is… » 11/12/13 10:08pm 11/12/13 10:08pm

The Destruction of Detroit in Heartbreaking Before & After Photographs

Though jokes can be cracked about Detroit from afar, it doesn't change the fact that there are real people suffering through the downfall of a once proud city. It's terrible. It's sad. And it doesn't get more heart wrenching than these mashed-up photographs that show what a Detroit High School once looked like,… » 7/19/13 7:40pm 7/19/13 7:40pm

Watch the Muhammad Ali of BattleBots Destroy Everything in Its Path

There are "battle bots" and then there are "utter, one-sided destruction bots." The two-wheeled harbinger of destruction called Last Rites fits in that second category. Powered by an over-volted golf cart motor and wielding a spinning hammer-blade of doom, it's really a force to behold. And the folks over at Distort » 6/27/13 9:45am 6/27/13 9:45am

What Happens When You Use a Giant Construction Drill on a Car?

It's quite simple really, the car gets completely destroyed, screwed and mangled in every which way possible. The TR-150 construction drill completely eats the car alive to the point where it can no longer drill it anymore, it has to smash and pulverize it. Using construction tools for destruction is a beautiful… » 6/07/13 9:00pm 6/07/13 9:00pm

The Destruction of the Oklahoma Tornado As Seen by Google Maps

This is beyond sad. If you've been keeping up with the tornado that leveled Moore, Oklahoma, you probably saw the destruction it left behind. It looked like a movie set war zone or the aftermath of the apocalypse. But it was real. Google released satellite imagery showing what the destruction looked like from above.… » 5/24/13 9:48pm 5/24/13 9:48pm

Some Guy Went on an Insanely Destructive Rampage on a Bulldozer

Holy crap. You know in Grand Theft Auto when you're trying to destroy everything—cars, homes, the entire street—in your way while racking up as many police officers on your tail just for giggles? That actually happened in real life. A 51-year-old man went on a ridiculous rampage on his bulldozer destroying four… » 5/14/13 1:00am 5/14/13 1:00am