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This article was published on February 24, 2017

YouTube’s favorite hydraulic press takes on indestructible Adamantium

Abhimanyu Ghoshal
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Abhimanyu is TNW's Managing Editor, and is all about personal devices, Asia's tech ecosystem, as well as the intersection of technology and Abhimanyu is TNW's Managing Editor, and is all about personal devices, Asia's tech ecosystem, as well as the intersection of technology and culture. Hit him up on Twitter, or write in: [email protected].

Over the past year or so, a Finnish factory owner has garnered more than 1.6 million YouTube subscribers by introducing them to the wonderful world of destroying things like golf balls, diamonds and even a piece of paper folded seven times (it’s damn near impossible to fold more than that, go try it) with a hydraulic press.

More than 176 million views later, Lauri Vuohensilta is taking on the most outrageous challenge he’s ever encountered: Crushing Adamantium, the indestructible metal alloy fictionalized in Marvel comics and fused into the claws and skeleton of the X-Men character Wolverine.

As you’ve probably worked out by now, it’s a promotional clip for the upcoming movie Logan, which arrives in theaters on March 3 – but it’s a clever and entertaining one, and it’s great to see a huge brand like Marvel team up with a fun niche channel to create something fun.

Protip: Do not try this at home – unless, of course, you have spare hydraulic presses.

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