Two Giant Rare-Earth Magnets Crushing Everyday Objects

August 6, 2015


This is a video of two very strong neodymium magnets crushing everyday objects, including an iPhone, a juice box, and an apple. You 100% do not want to catch your finger between those things unless you are into extreme pain and stubby fingers. Magnets: they're dangerous. They're also magical. Could you imagine if you were the first human to experience two magnets sticking together, way before science existed to make up fake explanations for things? What would you have thought? Would you have thought they were two rocks in love? That's what I still think.

Keep going for the video.

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  • Sebastien Michael Mansfield

    Wow this was stupid.

  • cardstock

    "Marvel as two rare-earth magnets knock an apple out of the way, crack an iphone screen, and squeeze a plastic cup full of candy and a juice box!"

  • That music was totally unnecessary.

  • Upstate Steve

    So there was this time, that started roughly 10 years ago, when technology and science got to the point where nerds became cool. The experiments were being captured on video, and then slow motion video, and were shared across the globe. These "nerds" became people who had a blend of science knowledge and risk taking personalities, and pushed the limits of showing how amazing the world around us works. Then we saw this video. Which can only tell us, that time that started 10 years ago, is now, officially, over.

  • bluecheesedressing

    F'n magnets, how do they work? Magic and Miracles.

  • Foldedpencil

    They are wearing lab coats like this si some kind of fancy science lab, but it is obviously some random dinning room. They have takeout boxes on the counter in the background and a box labeled "first4magnets" in the background. Not the best quality presentation.

  • hobobot

    What, you don't believe the disclaimer at the end? These are clearly "trained professionals" handling the magnets in and "controlled environment".

  • RandomNoise

    From the bandage on one guy's finger, wondering if they didn't receive enough "training"?

  • Forgoten Null

    I owned these kind of magnets before, crushed, cut and bruised fingers are just an inevitability when working with neodymium magnets. Even if you're being super careful with them you're gonna at least get pinched by them, it's just something that comes with the territory of working with stupidly strong magnets.

    A perfect, if not a bit extreme, example of this would be right here.

    Also am I the only one who gets annoyed when they call them "rare earth magnets" instead of neodymium? I always thought the term "rare earth magnet" sounded stupid.

  • Bobba_Fett

    I went to their YouTube page to down-vote this video. What a let down. After I saw the Apple literally defeat the magnets I should have stopped watching.

  • Tyguy

    It was halfway through this video that I realized...hey, this isn't that great, and what's the difference between this, and just crushing things with two heavy objects?

  • Brock

    Unlike at 1:20, where the magnets fails to crush thin plastic and puffs, a pair of heavy objects (or your fist) would actually crash it.

  • douglassonders

    that was underwhelming

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