Crushing Room Escapes

And now for something a little different…

The Hydraulic Press Channel is a YouTube series created by a delightfully insane Finnish couple, where they apply 100 tons of force to common and uncommon objects in their hydraulic press. It’s like “Will It Blend?” with far more interesting and unexpected outcomes.

A hydraulic press starting to crush a Rubik's Cube.

Let’s work our way through a collection of common room escape objects facing their beautiful and strange demise:


And it’s true: they know how to build a proper lock in Finland.

Playing cards and a Rubik’s Cube


It’s like modern art without the pretension.

Safe & art

No room is complete without a safe and a sculpture prop.


Time is almost up. We should deal with the clock.


And for our final puzzle, no heist is complete without the mighty diamond.

For more of this silliness

Checkout the Hydraulic Press Channel. I imagine they will continue to make these things until they accidentally kill themselves. In the meantime, I’m addicted.

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