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Watch A Sewage Truck Explode Even Though You Probably Don't Want To

Video: I’ve always thought that as long as no one died, all explosions were cool. Turns out I’m wrong. Very wrong.


This Huge Rock Explosion Looks More Like A Crazy Ocean Wave

Video: When you blow up a quarry that’s 20m high with 68 tonnes of explosives, you turn the rock wall into a tsunami wave that sends nearly 363,000 tonnes of rocks flying everywhere. The blast of the Bremanger Quarry in Norway looks great because it was carefully planned, with explosives planted in 454 blast holes made along the 384m long rock wall.


The US Government's Latest Fireworks Safety Video Is Horrifying As Hell

Video: Every year around July 4 (surprise, surprise) the US Consumer Product Safety Commission puts on a graphic demonstration of why you should be really careful when setting off fireworks. The video of the demo arrived late this year, but if you’re a fan of horror movies, it was still totally worth the wait.


This Giant Fire-Breathing Vortex Cannon Is Literally Lit

Video: Bigger is always better, but you can make anything even awesomer with the addition of fire. That’s what Kevin Kohler, the Backyard Scientist, did with one of those vortex air cannon toys. He not only built one ten times larger, he also uses it to blast rings of propane gas towards an open flame to create spectacular flying rings of fire.


Watch Glass Explode In Spectacular Slow Motion

Video: Glass can explode, and seeing it happen in slow motion is damn incredible. The Slow Mo Guys pointed the Phantom V2511 high-speed camera at a Pyrex glass measuring cup that was heated with a torch and then doused in cold water to capture the exploding glass (something about the sudden temperature change isn’t good with tempered glass) and you can see just how fast it blows up.


Throwing Bullets Into Molten Aluminium Is An Explosively Bad Idea

Video: Please don’t ever do this at home. Or do this anywhere, really. Mixing bullets with molten aluminium creates a helluva explosion — but it sprays the hot liquid metal everywhere, and that’s just a terrible idea. Plus, it’s guaranteed to end in fire and blood. Instead, watch the Backyard Scientist do it.


High-Speed Footage Of A Mad Scientist Holding An Explosion In His Bare Hands

Video: If you’ve ever built your own potato gun, you probably don’t think twice about the explosions that launch the projectile — mostly because they’re hidden within it.


Setting A Supermarket Fireworks Display On Fire Is A Spectacularly Stupid Thing To Do

Video: Not treating fireworks — AKA explosives — with the respect they deserve is one of the most dangerous thing you can do. So after a couple of pranksters in Phoenix, Arizona, thought it would be funny to start a chain reaction on a shelf full of fireworks in a Walmart, humanity has reached a new low.


Crank Your Speakers, Because This Rocket Test Is The Best Thing You'll Hear All Day

Video: Watching a rocket blast into outer space is a remarkable experience. But watching a rocket engine strapped into a test facility release its explosive fury here on Earth is somehow even cooler. It gives you a better idea of the engines’ power, and it’s a better opportunity to hear their deafening roar.


Can You Paint A Room By Just Blowing Up A Bucket Of Paint?

Painting a wall is boring because it takes so much time and requires so much preparation to not get paint everywhere. But what if it could be exciting and done quickly and the point was to get paint everywhere? Like what if you blew up some paint buckets to see if the explosion of colours could paint a room?


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