- SportsCenter Reporting Whether Michael Sam Showers With Team
- Calvin Johnson Won't Be This Year's Top Receiver And 9 Other Bold Fantasy Predictions
- Angel Di Maria, Now Worth $99 Million, Was Once Sold For 35 Soccer Balls
- The 9 Sexiest Tennis Players At The 2014 US Open You've Never Heard Of
- Brett Favre Talks Returning To Green Bay, No Regrets About NFL Career
Watch A Hockey Puck Get Crushed Under 82,000 Pounds Of Force (VIDEO)
It’s probably not too easy to tell just how strong a hockey puck is when watching a game on television. I mean, for all you know that little black disk is just some dense foam. (It isn’t.)
Sure, you occasionally see guys like Sidney Crosby take a puck to the face and bleed on the ice while opposing fans cheer on the injury, but still, that doesn’t give you a clear picture of how incredibly durable that piece of vulcanized rubber is.
In case you were wondering, vulcanized rubber is basically some scientific term that means sulfur was added to rubber to make it stronger by forming crosslinks between individual polymer chains. Yes, I read that on Wikipedia. No, I have no idea what it means. Yes, it sounds cool. Yes, it looks cool when it hits Sidney Crosby in the face.
But to get back on topic, YouTube user FunnerEveryDay took a puck to a lab that tests the strength of items under significant force by crushing it in an awesome and terrifying machine. It took 82,000 pounds of pressure and force to destroy a regulation hockey pock. Check it out.
- Savage Punishment for Laying Hands on Referee
- Michelle Nicolini Joins Legacy Fighting Championship
- Jon Jones Forced to Withdraw from UFC 178
- Christy Mack, War Machine and Why the Internet Blames Women for Domestic Violence