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Behold the Beautiful Mayhem of This YouTuber's Hydraulic-Press Videos

Published On 12/12/2016 Published On 12/12/2016
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Hydraulic Press Channel/YouTube

Do you like watching everyday objects shatter into a million pieces? Cool. So does Lauri Vuohensilta, a Finnish factory owner who became a YouTube sensation by following his heart. He and his wife, Anni, run the Hydraulic Press Channel, a beautiful corner of the internet where objects big and small meet their doom in the form of compressive force. The couple began uploading in October 2015, and now has 1.6 million subscribers.

If you're not a Hydraulic Press devotee yet, these impressive acts of total destruction should get you hooked.

Hydraulic Press Channel/YouTube

Crushing Barbie

And here you were thinking Jean-Claude Van Damme was the best at the splits.

Hydraulic Press Channel/YouTube

Crushing toothpaste and ketchup

Splurge a little on Amazon and you too could start getting the most out of your toothpaste tubes.

Hydraulic Press Channel/YouTube

Folding (!) paper

Who you gonna call when paper shatters? MythBusters.

Hydraulic Press Channel/YouTube

Crushing a book

Thank you for tuning into Explode After Reading, starring our hero, the one and only, Pressy McPressman.

Hydraulic Press Channel/YouTube

Crushing motorcycle stuff

Fair warning: This briefly turns into something resembling an episode of The Walking Dead.

Hydraulic Press Channel/YouTube

Will it blend or will it crush?

Yeeeeeeeesssss?

Hydraulic Press Channel/YouTube

Crushing springs

Very, very, very tense stuff.

Hydraulic Press Channel/YouTube

Crushing bathroom stuff

If I said this toilet explosion was more beautiful than that of the Death Star, would you believe me?

Hydraulic Press Channel/YouTube

Crushing the iPhone 7

For when you update your iPhone early and it's awful.

Hydraulic Press Channel/YouTube

Crushing dynamite

Spoiler alert: boom.

Hydraulic Press Channel/YouTube

Crushing a hockey puck

In this gripping two-minute thriller, a biscuit teaches Lauri a valuable lesson.

Hydraulic Press Channel/YouTube

Crushing bowling stuff

Come for the pin, stay for the David R. Ellis sequel you didn't know you needed.

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Sean Fitz-Gerald is a staff writer at Thrillist Entertainment, who now has an irrational fear of hydraulic presses. Find him on Twitter @srkfitzgerald.

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