In a world where everything has an expiration date (including humans) and either breaks, goes stale, or dies, the word indestructible sounds as surreal as the word immortal. And although there’s nothing truly indestructible—especially when made by man—there are certain products that were designed to last longer than others, even under the most unpleasant and harsh conditions. So what would you say if we told you there are bulletproof kimonos out there? Or umbrellas that won’t break no matter how hard you try to break them? Or phones that will survive any kind of accident? Don’t believe us? Well, take a look at these 25 Man-made Things That Are Nearly Impossible To Destroy.
And if you want to see the cool destruction of one of these items, hop on over to Carsandwater and check out their video titled: RHNB-Nokia 3310.
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Virtually Indestructible Keyboard
This silicone-based keyboard and mouse combo is impervious to most anything including water, coffee, and cleaning solutions.
The Unbreakable Umbrella
The so-called Unbreakable Umbrella is a premium-quality umbrella that doubles as an impact weapon. If you try to destroy it, it’s more likely you’ll end up hurting yourself, not the umbrella.
Strength. Style. Class. Tungsten rings are the embodiment of simple luxury. Extremely durable and long lasting, tungsten carbide rings outlast silver, gold, platinum, and all other alternative jewelry and retain their flawless sheen for a lifetime.
The Indestructible Watch
According to its makers, the Kaventsmann Triggerfish Bronze A2, a wristwatch, can withstand the impact of ten pounds of C-4 exploding just feet away from it; but now that we think about it, if you need a watch that can survive a C-4 explosion, then maybe finding the right watch isn’t your biggest worry.
Round Body Padlocks
American Lock round body padlocks are virtually indestructible, with hardened, chrome-plated solid steel bodies that resist cutting, sawing, and corrosion. They also have hardened boron alloy steel shackles that offer superior cut resistance.
Indestructible Toilet Seat
National Hospitality Supply can proudly brag that it has given the world the first indestructible toilet seat and set the example for more companies to follow. This unique toilet seat won’t discolor; can resist stains; and is constructed of a single piece of virtually indestructible material.
Michelin made an indestructible, airless tire and wheel combination it calls “Tweels.” Although it has tried to market them for cars, they have not yet caught on.
Indestructible Haircut Kit
A professional-quality haircut is in your hands with the rugged Remington Virtually Indestructible Haircut Kit. The durable clipper’s super-torque motor powers precision blades for fast and clean cutting of any hair type, and you don’t have to worry if it hits the floor a couple of times during the process.
These books are made out of a paper-like material that can’t be ripped, torn, or punctured. As if that’s not impressive enough these books are also waterproof and non-toxic.
George Foreman Grills
As a boxer George Foreman was known for his raw strength and strong chin, so he would never advertise a product that wasn’t as durable and tough as him. And yes, no matter how bad you abuse these grills you most likely won’t succeed in knocking them out.
F1 Racing Helmets
The Lewis & Co.’s F1 racing helmets from Arai are capable of resisting 800°C (1,472°F) flames and huge impacts. They are considered the world’s most indestructible headwear.
You read that right, a bullet proof suit. This stylish bulletproof suit might cost you about $20,000 but it’s totally worth it.
Indestructible Business Cards
These cards are designed by Japanese game developer Nihon Falcom and will definitely stand out in a crowd. According to Falcom’s Twitter account, the cards can survive being stomped on by an elephant and are also waterproof. The kind of business cards James Bond would carry, right?
Fender guitars are some of the best guitars in the music world and are also known for being pretty much unbreakable. The high number of rock stars who failed to smash one live onstage is proof of this, with Pete Townshend of The Who being one of the most popular cases; there’s a video on YouTube showing the rock legend repeatedly trying to smash a Fender to the point where he gets really tired and just leaves the stage.
Indestructible Hard Drive
The ioSafe N2 wraps the system’s dual hard drives in materials that protect it against all sorts of calamities including earthquakes, fire and whatever else you can throw at it.
Each individual LEGO brick is capable of withstanding over nine hundred pounds of pressure. You could stomp on a LEGO brick as hard as possible and you’ll only end up damaging your foot.
Designed by Miya Ando, this beautiful piece of Japanese culture is made from stainless steel plates and sterling silver rings. The first bullet proof kimono in the world, its current value stands at around $25.000.00.
Cast Iron Pans
Anyone who has handled a cast iron pan know that these bad boys were built to last and could possibly be the most indestructible cookware in your kitchen.
If you think about it, it’s really hard to destroy a flash memory device or, to be more specific, the information stored on it. Sure, you can easily destroy the plastic cover but it’s almost impossible to ruin its main utility because flash memory devices contain no moving parts, there’s very little if anything to break.
If you happen to need sunglasses that won’t break then Hercules Sunglasses are for you. You can bend them, sit on them, kick them, and even run them over with a firetruck but they’ll keep on keeping on.
An indestructible laptop? Yep, it’s true! Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 has been on the market since 2011 and is considered the most popular among those who are looking for a rugged computer.
The Bulletproof Public Restroom
The ultra security–conscious WC was actually a response to the 9/11 attacks and features bulletproof walls and a high-security door.
It has been called invincible, unbreakable, and ultimately indestructible, and the Toyota Hilux pickup has lived up to the hype. After passing numerous extreme-endurance tests, in 2012 it shut down even its harshest critics when it successfully completed a journey across the Antarctic spanning almost six thousand miles.
The Indestructible Zippo Lighter
If you’re looking for the most indestructible lighter in the market, look no further than a Zippo. If by chance one does get damaged, Zippo will repair it regardless of how old it is.
Is there any phone on the market that can rival the durability of the Nokia’s 3210 or 3310? We think not. These phones have been dropped from three story buildings, hit by sledgehammers and have even stopped bullets…and still survived!