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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?


Liquid Metal Bullets Wreck Havoc On A Watermelon

Lead is a relatively soft metal, and the fact that it deforms is what makes lead bullets so deadly. It expands inside whatever it hits causing more damage to the surrounding area. But there are metals much softer than lead and their effects on contact are even more pronounced — so naturally someone made them into bullets.


Skipping A Pound Of Sodium Across A Lake Is Way More Fun Than Skipping A Rock

Video: We know that mixing sodium with water causes awesome explosions. We know that skipping rocks across a lake is very probably one of the funnest things you can do outdoors. Next time, we’re all bringing a pound of sodium to the lake so we can watch it explode over and over again as it skips its way across the lake. It’s the simple things in life, you know.


A Jagerbomb That Explodes When You Drop In The Shot Is A Much More Awesome Drink

Video: Jagerbombs are awful, gross, taste like medicine and don’t really deserve to exist after you grow up. Explosions are awesome, cool and need to happen more in your life as you get old (the highly controlled, non-violent and fun sort of explosions, of course).


Here's A Blasting Cap Blowing Up Ballistics Gel In Slow Motion

Video: Some really cool things happen when FullMag decided to blow up ballistics gel with some blasting caps. First, when the blasting cap detonates, the gel basically erupts and explodes into this dancing substance. But it doesn’t break! The flubber gel just expands wildly until it withstands the blow and then just traps the remnants of the blasting caps explosion inside. Pretty damn cool.


Put On A Tiny Fireworks Show By Blowing Up Electrical Components

Video: You don’t need dangerous explosives to put on an impressive fireworks show. Just grab a magnifying glass; a bunch of tiny resistors, capacitors and transistors; and then blast them with more electricity than they were designed to handle. The results won’t disappoint, as long as you aren’t hoping for a New Year’s extravaganza.


Are Grenades Deadlier On Land Or Under Water?

Video: YouTube scientist Mark Rober and molten metal obsessive BackyardScientist teamed up to answer a simple question: is a grenade deadlier on land or under water? But in order to answer that, we need to understand exactly what a grenade does.


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