1.2 Carat Diamond Explodes When Crushed by Hydraulic Press

Trevor English

Crushing things with hydraulic presses seems to be all the rage across Youtube right now, and this video accumulated 5 million views in just 4 days since it was uploaded. The hydraulic press channel has crushed things from grenades to non-Newtonian fluids, but this 1.2 carat diamond is perhaps the most expensive thing that they have destroyed. We know that diamonds are one of the strongest minerals in the world, but that doesn't mean they can hold up to extreme compression forces. Check out the video!

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