Watch The Red Hot Nickel Ball Get Crushed By The Hydraulic Press
G. Clay Whittaker
at 10:40 AM May 20 2016
Two Red Hot Nickel Balls vs Hydraulic Press
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It's an all-star matchup, a pay-per-view slam, a battle of the titans: red hot nickel ball versus hydraulic press!

Okay, it's not that big of a deal, maybe. But for months the internet has been captivated by two seemingly repetitive concepts.

In the first corner, weighing in at a crushing force of way too many pounds, a hydraulic press. The press has crushed countless objects on its YouTube channel, with an almost perfect track record (only a piece of paper gave it some trouble).

In the second corner, with a temperature too hot to handle, is a red hot nickel ball, which has been dropped on (and subsequently melted or burned straight through) dozens of objects.

When these two titans finally square off, well, you can probably guess who wins in a bout between heated metal and a press designed to crush harder things than heated metal. That doesn't make it any less entertaining:

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