The Hydraulic Press Channel has already established a meteoric climb to popularity in the last couple of months, by simply displaying millions of people on how incredible the Finnish accents are. To date, everything was squished by from bowling balls to non-Newtonian fluid. However now they have to encounter the toughest substance, diamond.
The diamond was donated to the channel by a generous diamond retailer looking to jump on the viral bandwagon. As previously mentioned in the video, it’s a 1.2 carat jewel and worth at least $4,000, filled with its certification to show it’s the real deal.
Therefore, as Vuohensilta – the mad genius behind the channel – claims in the video:
They say diamonds are forever, but how long?”
Well folks, it turns out, it’s not that very long.
Therefore, how did the diamond broke so easily? As some have pointed out, the “hardness” that diamonds are recognized for their ability to be scratch-resistant. Diamonds may also be fragile, particularly if there’s any type of defect or it has been badly cut as the covalent bonds between diamond atoms are incredibly strong. Supplies which are really tougher than diamonds, such as for example boron nitride and lonsdaleite have been actually found by researchers.
Nonetheless, it’s still fairly unimpressive how quickly the hydraulic press manages to break the diamond. That, and the “bonus crushing” of the plasticine model at the end is a particularly good one.