The fine folks at BlendTec have continued their fine heritage of appliance-based science by seeing whether or not the Samsung Galaxy S3 or the iPhone 5 are able to survive industrial-strength spinning blades. The short answer is no, neither of them can withstand BlendTec's whirling wrath, but as you can see from the video below, the Galaxy S3 manages to stay mostly in one piece longer than the iPhone 5. Some other decidedly more practical (though less scientific) toughness tests have show that the SGS3 doesn't fare quite as well against the iPhone 5 in drop tests.
I was actually in a live Q&A with the Blendtec CEO a few weeks ago specifically to ask if they were going to do an episode for the iPhone 5. He had said then that the actor was all booked up, and they wouldn't bother doing one if they couldn't do it shortly after Apple's launch day. It's great to see they went ahead and did a video anyway and included the SGS3 for comparison. While I think it's safe to say that "Will it Blend?" has become a badge of honor for many gadgets, it is a little sad to see all of that hard work by factory employees disappear in a puff of toxic black smoke.