explosions

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.


Incredible Aerial View Of Chinese New Year's Fireworks Over Beijing

Apparently, our New Year’s Eve ain’t got nothing on Chinese New Year in Beijing. This video was recorded on an aeroplane that was landing in Beijing at midnight of Chinese New Year and it shows all the fireworks going off at once across the city. It looks like every corner is firing off explosions at the same time.


Coolest Couple Ever Blows Stuff Up For A Living

Meet Rich and Dee Gibson, founders of Rich’s Incredible Pyro, a spectacle of explosions that takes place at air shows around the country. In thisNew York Times documentary, the couple shares what they love about blowing s**t up.


Oil Refinery Explodes In California, Blade Runner Flashbacks Ensue

It’s raining down ash in Southern California, after an Exxon Mobil oil refinery exploded. The blast nearly leveled a processing unit and left four contractors with minor injuries. The local Torrance Fire Department says gasoline is to blame. Meanwhile, the aftermath looks like a scene from Blade Runner.


Slow-Motion Explosion Of An Orange Is Like Seeing A Supernova On Earth

Video: Fruit may be the best thing to blow up because all that pulp, juice, seeds, peel, skin make for great gory guts in explosions. This slow-motion explosion of an orange is as good as explosions get. In fact, it almost looks like a mini version of our sun going supernova and exploding on itself.


High-Speed Cameras Reveal Why Sodium Explodes In Water

You remember the sodium demo from chemistry class: Just a small chunk of the pure metal dropped into water causes a great big flash and bang. You might even remember your chemistry teacher’s explanation for why. But there’s always been a missing piece of the puzzle, which scientists have finally figured out using high-speed video cameras.


Here's What Happens When A Fireworks Factory Explodes 

Video: That is one hell of a boom, which makes sense since it’s an explosion of a factory of things that go boom. The explosion occurred in Colombia and injured two people. The initial blast knocked the cameraman over and the ensuing fireworks kept shooting out for a solid minute after that. It’s pretty nuts.


An Epic Supercut Of Explosions In Movies

Nothing rings in the new years like explosions and fireworks and countdowns and mind sacrificing hangovers earned during silly festivities. This supercut video by Screen Junkies has most of that from movies like Star Wars and Tropic Thunder and more. You can save the hangover for tomorrow.