You may have seen the recent viral video trend of people heating up knives, then slicing through objects like, well, a hot knife through butter. It’s a simple premise, but for some crazy reason these videos are just so satisfying to watch. Like seriously, you can’t stop, even when the slices are disappointing. So in honor of 2017’s first and hottest meme, we’re looking at all the epic ways YouTubers have senselessly destroyed things for our satisfaction.
Before ‘knife man’ Mr. Gear was slicing his way to 50 million views, another channel had a similar idea of using blow-torched metal to burn a way towards YouTube glory. Carsandwater pioneered new pyromaniacal fronts by heating up a ball of nickel and dropping it onto everything. Peanut butter, CDs, a soccer ball. Carsandwater just sits back and watches his red nickel ball burrow through anything he can imagine. And sometimes he even gets popcorn out of the deal.
Taking things a step further, Tito4RE uses molten copper in his destruction porn videos. Tito4RE also has a habit of turning coconuts into angry copper volcanoes and making dog bowl sized caldrons with chemicals you really shouldn’t be boiling.
For those of you who are a little less Human Torch and a little more Hulk, summer 2016 saw the rise of the Hydraulic Press Channel, a channel dedicated to – you guessed it – smashing things with a hydraulic press. The Hydraulic Press Channel’s experiments are far more explosive. Even books become deadly under extreme levels of pressure. Also thanks to the Hydraulic Press Channel, we know for certain that folding a sheet of paper more than 7 times is impossible.
Next up on our list is the Granddaddy of YouTube destruction, “Will It Blend?” Originally conceived as an advertisement for Blendtec blenders, the ‘Will It Blend’ series has been demolishing luxury items for over 10 years. Sure, nowadays people destroy iPhones for views all the time, but Will It Blend did it first and did it best.
Speaking of classic destruction channels, we can’t forget the viral sensation that was FPS Russia, AKA the channel with a guy doing a fake Russian accent and access to military grade weaponry. While FPS Russia has now seemed to retire, we can’t help but reminisce of the days when he’d make gratuitous use out of bullets and explosives. For example, remember the when he drove a tank through a house? Or when he set off explosives in said house, while he was chilling downstairs in the tank? Honestly, knife videos are pretty tame when you consider all the insane stuff on YouTube.
Well most knife videos. The BackyardScientist, who is essentially FPS Russia under the guise of science, took the knife trend a step further by attaching it to a 150 mile per hour rocket. And the results are astounding. And yes, before you ask, he did heat it up to glowing hot.
Let us know what destruction porn videos and channels are you favorite and maybe they’ll end up in a future video.