explosions

The World's Largest Firework Fills The Sky With Hundreds Of Explosions

Video: It costs $US1500, measures in at about 1.22m in diameter and causes an explosion in the sky close to a kilometre long. It’s the infamous Yonshakudama firework from Japan.


Watch 150m Of Detonation Cord Blow Up In Slow Motion

Video: More slow-motion fun from RatedRR, who seem to find an infinite amount of explosive material and a passion to blow things up with high-speed cameras. Fine by me, because watching 150m of detonation cord blow up in slow motion is definitely fun.


Aluminium Powder Fireballs Look Like Tiny Slo-Mo Supernovas

You probably think of aluminium as a solid metal, the kind of thing that could protect you from explosions. That’s not always the case — as the magnificent mad scientists at Periodic Videos are here to show us with supernova-style flame balls made from powdered aluminium.


This Is What Fireworks Do When You Fire Them Inside Your Living Room

Video: Dumt & Farligt (Stupid & Dangerous) is a Danish TV program that really lives up to its name: They do lots of dumb and hazardous things while filming using a Phantom camera in slow motion. Like firing big fireworks in a living room, burning all the furniture in the process.


That Time The Whac-A-Mole Inventor Accidentally Blew Up His Warehouse

It was lunch time on a muggy late September day in 2013 when an explosion shook downtown Orlando, Florida. A warehouse on west Jefferson street was the casualty. Police cars, ambulances, and fire trucks were already on their way by the time Tim Roth, a good Samaritan, was on the scene. As he searched through the rubble and debris for injured humans, what he found was something else entirely.


Watch The Metrodome Implode And Crumble To The Ground

After being voted the number one worst stadium in the United States by Time in 2012, Minnesota’s iconic Metrodome has received its just reward: complete and utter destruction.


How To Crush A Soft Drink Can Without Using Any Physical Force

Crushing cans with your bare hands or stepping on them with your full body weight or shooting them with a bb gun are all fun ways to destroy an aluminium can. What might be most fun is letting it crush itself. How? Magical pressure.


The Watermelon Might Be The Best Thing To See Explode In Slow Motion

What’s your favourite thing to see explode? Never thought about it? How could you. I think it might have to be the watermelon The hard outer shell of the fruit makes for perfect fragmentation, the watermelon’s shape holds an explosive pretty darn well and its red flesh makes for colorfully gory splashes (especially against the green shell). Plus, it’s watery so the explosion range is fantastic. I don’t think it’s a competition. Just look at the SlowMoGuys blowing up a watermelon and try and think of something better to blow up. The watermelon looks like some super bomb from Mario Kart.


How ILM Created Hong Kong With Special Effects Just To Destroy It

Probably the most insane fight sequence of Pacific Rim was when a Jaeger fought a Kaiju in the streets of Hong Kong. The entire city was destroyed, glass shards flew everywhere, neon lights were exploding, streets were being crushed, shipping containers somehow were involved and the whole battle was just beyond epic.


Here's What An Explosion Of Flavours Literally Looks Like

We know it’s tasty and delicious but who knew flavour could be so beautiful? This audio visual installation by Schwartz Flavour Shots riffs off the explosion of flavours one tastes with spices by literally exploding those flavours. Several tons of black pepper corns, cardamom, turmeric, paprika, cumin seeds, ginger, chilli and coriander were placed in explosive bags, rigged to explode on certain notes. Looks delicious.