Except, weirdly, paper. Or bowling balls. In one video, they use the press to take on the challenge of trying to fold a single piece of paper more than seven times. Not only did they fail the challenge, but the paper compressed into a brittle substance not unlike chalk – it shattered when they pressed it too many times.
Sure, what they’re doing is much more destructive than constructive, but who hasn’t ever misused a tool to explore, destroy, or amuse? The giggles alone as they watch modern household stuff be pressed into flat pucks are absolutely infectious — but watching how different materials behave under stress fascinates time and time again.