Man Does The Japanese Aluminum Foil Ball To Shiny Sphere Challenge, Smashes It With Hydraulic Press

April 10, 2018


This is a video of Youtuber The Action lab taking the Japanese aluminum foil ball challenge (previously posted HERE), then smashing the ball with a hydraulic press. He shot the whole ball-making process in timelapse too, so you know it's real and not fake like some people suspected. He also takes measurements of the ball to determine its density before and after the crush to see how close it is to solid aluminum because some people have to find a way to incorporate science into everything they do -- they can't just make a cool ball and smash it for fun without thinking about Archimedes. Me? I can't get romantic without thinking about Merlin The Magician, but that's a whole different, very sexy issue.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to Alan, who agrees metal balls are the coolest balls besides mine and marbles. "I never said yours." *whistling*

  • Krazzy 4 DIY

    A Japanese trend people wadding up a roll of aluminium foil into a ball and transforming it into a shiny metal orb that looks like a Mirror Polished Ball..
    So, How do they do it? Although it looks like magic, this peculiar DIY is something that anyone can recreate with a lot of Aluminium Foil | Tin Foil, a couple of tools, and a whole lot of time..
    Watch me take up this Challenge.. And also this is a challenge for all the patient DIYers.. Can you turn this ordinary material into something special??

  • Deksam

    The fact it floats is the best part of the experiment.

  • Meh

    And again its proven that the Japanese are first, foremost and simply the best. I gladly shame the Netherlands in glory of that beautiful island and its people.

  • Big Dog on Krampus

    we do this while kids in Africa don't even have enough aluminum foil to properly cover their leftovers...

  • Michael James

    Huh. So you really CAN hammer and polish a ball of aluminum foil into a solid ball.Kinda.

  • Zachary Zarko

    He should have hit the ball harder when he was making it instead of using those little bitty love taps.

  • Geekologie

    i'm going to use a sledgehammer when i make mine. it's going to have the density of a star

  • Gingerbread

    Careful if it's too dense you might create a black hole.

  • TheQiwiMan

    Proudly brought to you by Zachary Zarko: Expert Ball Basher

  • TheQiwiMan

    Huh. So you really CAN hammer and polish a ball of aluminum foil into a solid ball.


  • Ollie Williams

    What a time to be alive.

  • Bling Nye

    Fuck, I slept through it.

  • iRawr

    But this isn't the original (and best) hydraulic press channel... So it's invalid, sorry GW

  • GeneralDisorder

    Action Lab is what you get when the Backdoor Scienderp has a stroke.

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