Attempt to crush book with hydraulic press goes awry


#1

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#2

I take it that he was not the guy who used a press to fold a piece of paper too many times so it exploded.


#3

He should do one with a T-800.


#4

“Gigapascal 4.51” just doesn’t roll off the tongue though, does it?


#5

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I take it that he was not the guy who used a press to fold a piece of paper too many times so it exploded.
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Nope, same guy.


#6

It’s a cry for help, and I don’t mean the book. :fearful:


#7

Finnish does have a reputation as a hard language.


#8

It’s all the strong declensions.


#9

He seems remarkably unruffled about how the explosion blew his blast shield right off the machine.


#10

From the video commentary, I think the problem was less flying paper shrapnel and more that the press was pressing so hard that its frame flexed under it; when the book finally gave way, the frame rebounded so forcefully that everything sitting on it went flying.


#11

I love living in a world where we have a hydronic press channel.


#12

You just can’t trust the press anymore.


#13

Paper beats rock. Duh!


#14

I didn’t think a book is very dangerous

Now he knows better!


#15

Freedom of the press!!!


#16

It blowed up real good.


#17

It is more that Finnish / English translation is incompressible. That is to say, indistinguishable from noise.


#18

The Finnish equivalent of Health and Safety Executive might want to have a word with him. The first thing I thought when I saw that rig was “definitely illegal in UK”. The crude hole in the safety cover was the first giveaway. He then actually put his hand into a live press. Apart from the obvious risks, if a hydraulic cable or joint fractures under pressure, the result can be nasty injuries in which oil is driven far under the skin. Those guards are there for a reason.


#19

So modern.
According to tradition books get burned.

Also, are there apps to read the compressed data?


#20

If it’s one thing I’ve learned from Disney is that rockets explode. Now I have to add books to that list.