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Want to See a Rubber Ducky Crushed With 100,000 Pounds?

Of course you do.

Last April, manufacturing giant General Electric started releasing videos showing how their materials testing procedures affected everyday objects. And here’s the supercut:

It’s not that GE is smashing stuff in their labs for fun everyday, they are subjecting parts and materials to intense pressures and forces to determine if, when, and how they fail. While a GE-manufactured part might stand up to 100,000 pounds, rubber ducks, baseballs, and coffee mugs certainly can’t.

And that erosion air gun scares the crap out of me.

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Comments

  1. Steven says:

    ahh yes, my everyday glass camera.

  2. stephen says:

    legos?!?

  3. Julie says:

    Or, just save on machinery and have my boys (or as we call them, the four horsemen of the apocalypse)  be your product testers. 

  4. L. says:

    This is so oddly fascinating to watch…

  5. Doug King says:

    I wished they would have shown what the items looked like after the crush testing.