explosions

What Happens When You Drop A Can Of Coke Into Liquid Nitrogen

Video: It’s going to freeze obviously. But there’s this awesome possibility that the soda can will split in half and start spewing an explosion of almost frozen Coca Cola into the surrounding liquid nitrogen. Once it does that, the exploded coke looks like it has been stopped in time, the soda has frozen into art mid-explosion.


Seeing Plants Naturally Explode Like Bombs Is Pretty Freaking Gross

Imagine you’re taking a walk and trying to enjoy Mother Nature for all her beauty when you brush up against a squirting cucumber and have it explode like a bomb and spew its seed and guts all over you like a blown up, shooting fire hydrant. These things are like a ticking time bomb, when they blow they GO.


Slow-Motion Video Of A Dry Ice Bomb Exploding In Water Is Pure Awesome

Video: Well, I didn’t expect that. When you throw dry ice inside a water bottle and then throw that water bottle in a pool, the explosion of the dry ice bomb is so epic that you can see it pulsate as it rips through the water. The Backyard Scientist shows off what it looks like in slow motion.


Watch 300 Rockets Get Fired Off All At The Same Time

Video: If you ever dared to wonder what it looks like when 300 rockets fire off all at once, don’t worry, mad genius Colin Furze has brought that ridiculous imagination to real life. This is what every child’s dreams are made of.


Everything We've Learnt From 50 Years Of (Deliberate) Spaceship Crashes

Last week, NASA’s Messenger spacecraft ended its 11-year mission by crashing into Mercury. Of course, Messenger was doomed anyway, but sometimes a mission’s entire point is to smash one thing into a bigger thing and watch the explosion.


US Army Is Developing A Crash Test Dummy To Measure Explosive Shockwaves

The automotive industry has developed some of the most sophisticated crash test dummies in the world for testing and improving a vehicle’s ability to protect its passengers in the event of an accident. However, when that vehicle is designed to protect its passengers from explosions, the US Military decided it needed a crash test dummy better suited to measuring the effects of those powerful shockwaves.


10 Of The Craziest Nuclear Bomb Explosions In Movie History

There have been over 2000 nuclear explosions in real life, but if we believe the movies, it seems like every other action movie drops one in for added colour. And I totally get it. I hope to never see a nuclear bomb go off in person but I wouldn’t mind seeing more explosive mushroom cloud visuals in my movies. They look so cool.


Rare Video Captures Volcanic Lightning From An Exploding Volcano

Video: Volcanic lightning is one of those crazy, Old Testament-type phenomenons that makes you think that maybe hell is hidden under Earth. We’ve seen crazy photos before, but here it’s captured on video by Marc Szeglat. He was chasing down the Sakurajima volcano as it was erupting in Japan and got this awesome footage.


This Supernova Looks Like Four Exploding Stars

It’s not every day we get to see a supernova, but a single exploding star split into four images is an absolute first.


A Firecracker Exploding A Rubber Band Ball In Slow Motion Is The Best

Video: Who knew that rubber band balls could serve as an endless source of entertainment? Slow Mo Lab stuck a firecracker inside one of those balls and filmed it exploding in oh so sweet slow motion. It’s like watching a mummy spontaneously combust right before our eyes.


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