I think we can blame the MythBusters for this video.
The factory team was telling me about dropping rocks into baler belts for durability testing, and I immediately had visions of experiments going boom. And, of course, the famous walking-down-the-hall-with-an-intense-purpose shot.
Truth is, the filming actually just took place in the factory yard, the lead scientist is an actor, and the hallway in question was at a video studio. But it was still a lot of fun, and it shows off just how tough farm machinery can be.