What happens when a golf ball gets run over by a steamroller?


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/10/04/what-happens-when-a-golf-ball.html


#2

lol, now we need to see Hydraulic Press guy doing that with a golf ball.


#3

Well duh - call in a pro.

I saw another video where the golf ball crumbled, it it looked like an old ball that used the “rubber band ball” core and it was old and dried out.


#4

No. Him doing that to a steamroller!


#5

Good thing that golf ball didn’t break! I remember hearing when I was a kid that the center of the golf ball was explosive and if you cut one in half, there’d be an explosion!


#6

What? You mean the rubber band ball would burst open? I don’t think they ever made anything explosive in them.


#7

Wait. Are you telling me that things I heard as a kid may not be true?!?

So… I don’t have to worry about going blind??


#8

NO that is totally true. Look at me, I can’t see shit.


#9

What happens when a golf ball gets run over by a steamroller?

The same thing that happens to everything else.


#10

this is the best one ever:


#11

This must be like Rule 34…anything you can find on the internet has been crushed by a hydraulic press?

I’m afraid to ask if Rule 34 applies to the hydraulic press.


#12

Oh sure, it survives the steamroller. But I land one time on a cart path and it’s a shredded mess.
Perhaps that video should become a golf ball commercial?


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#14

Nah. Or at least not for those with a solid rather than wound core.

In one golf round, my partner had hit onto the green and walked to it as I prepared to hit a wedge from about 70 yards away. I took a very hard, very steep swing trying to impress him with a shot that would land beyond the hole and backspin close to it.

The ball did begin to spin back toward the hole as I intended. But then it veered right, then left. I couldn’t understand what was happening. Meanwhile, my partner up at the green was laughing hysterically. When there I could see why – there was half a ball. It was rolling around as predictably as a football would. I had hit it with the edge of the wedge and it had split exactly in two. The other half went who knows where.

We weren’t competing so I just replaced it with another ball to putt out. But it caused me to look up the rules & yep, there actually was a provision for this: you must play the largest fraction of the ball.

But no explosion.


#15

rats…


#16

Repeat after me: “This is not a steamroller. Steamrollers are antiques that almost nobody living has ever seen in action.” Once you have that mantra down pat you should work on “That machine digging over there is not a steam shovel. Like steamrollers, steam shovels are also antiques and would never be used in even the most poverty-stricken third world countries.”


#17

Photo taken at the Rough & Tumble Historic Association Thresherman’s Reunion 2014.


#18

SPLOISONS! FIRES! ABOMINATIONS ON THE MOON!


#19

In Lancaster, PA, and I didn’t hear about it in the 15 years I lived just north o’ there?

#GOD DAMMIT

I do loves me a steam tractor.


#20

But of course…