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This NSFW Trailer For A TV Show Might Be The Most Ridiculous Thing

Workaholics is a funny TV show about slacker college friends who happen to be roommates who also happen to be co-workers and the hijinks they get into. Workaholics is not a show about guns and explosions and shootouts and strippers. But guess what the trailer for Season 5 is about? Yep. Guns and strippers.


The Surprisingly Low-Tech Way NASA Decides When To Blow Up A Rocket

When the Antares rocket exploded seconds after launch on Tuesday night, NASA was able to account for all its employees very quickly after the failure thanks to a clearly very well-practised protocol. The launch gave us a peek into the processes that dictate every rocket launch, and one of them was particularly surprising.


This Might Be The Most Fun You Can Have With A Nerf Gun

A Nerf gun is never not fun. If you see one of those laying around anywhere, at a toy store, in the office, in a kid’s bedroom, in your dreams, you have to pick it up and get goofy with it. So how can you have more fun with something our DNA says is never not fun? By adding explosions like mad genius Colin Furze.


These Exploding Buckybombs Can Blast Your Body's Viruses And Bacteria

A buckyball is a single molecule of buckminsterfullerene, a form of fullerene that contains sixty carbon atoms arranged like a football. Now, scientists have discovered a way to convert buckyballs into deadly buckybombs and use them to take out entire armies of nasty viruses and bacteria.


A OnePlus One Just Blew Up In Its Owner's Rear Pocket

You can now add the OnePlus One to the list of phones that have managed to explode in their owners’ pockets at some point.


Putting 400kg Of Explosives Below An Abandoned New Zealand Suburb For Science

It’s not every day that the average person gets to blow something up at their job. Even rarer: Getting to blow up the neighbourhood where you used to live. But as Next City reports today, that’s exactly what happened to the last remaining resident of an abandoned suburb that served as the testing ground for an experiment that may lead to safer, more earthquake-proof buildings.


Cars Exploding In Drag Races Look Like They Are Made Out Of Jelly

Video: The NHRA put together this gnarly video compilation of wild rides from the first half of the 2014 season and it’s just nuts. These drag races look a lot more like horizontal rocket launches crossed with the flames of Ghost Rider than the cars you and I drive.


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.