Snap Crackle And Pop: Video Of A Truckful Of Aerosol Cans Exploding On Highway

November 3, 2017

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This is a video of a tractor trailer full of aerosol cans exploding on the M1 motorway between junctions 20 and 21 in Leicestershire, England. It's believed the cans were ignited as a result of the heat generated by friction after the driver slammed on his brakes following a blown tire. Obviously, I only wish I could have been there-- "So you smell it." You really get me, you know that? I expect the best Christmas present from you this year.

Keep going for the vertical video.

Thanks to Christopher C, who agrees that is not how you pop popcorn.

  • That's Leicestershire for you.

  • Jenness

    I swear I could see the red metal pop and bend and then go back when cans were hitting the back

  • Oswald Cobblepot

    In Russia they do it with propane tanks: https://youtu.be/m6ZXOLbFD6...

  • eAddict

    Kind of reminds me of waiting for the last few kernels to pop with microwave popcorn.

  • Bling Nye
  • Scotty J

    I have a firepit and a bunch of half-empty spray paint cans. I know what I'm doing this weekend.

  • Dying in a horrible fireball?

  • Scotty J

    Spoil sport.

  • GeneralDisorder

    My friend and I used to have a fire a few nights a week and a few times he got bored and threw things like cans of creamed corn, spray paint, etc in the fire pit.

    It's pretty impressive how much of a thud that canned good make when they pop.

  • Scotty J

    Looks like the soup kitchen will have to wait this Thanksgiving, I got 'splosions to make.

  • GeneralDisorder

    Food banks and soup kitchens need money more than donated bullshit that they have to sort and figure out how to distribute.

    Side note: all of that food came from a food bank. We were poor. Granted he was a lot poorer than I was (I had two parents who both worked. He had one parent who was on disability).

    We had a lot of fun growing up. Took all kinds of dumb risks and just dicked around most of our time spent together.

  • Hazakabammer

    Yeah, they need more money to pay those admins. Not canned foods to actually feed people.
    You're one of those people who gives money to registered charities, so they can blow 50% of it on advertising and 45% of it on human resource costs, with only 5% actually going to the people it was meant to help.

  • Scotty J

    I wasn't judging, dude. I meant to be funny.

  • Bling Nye

    I'll bring the bottle rockets, we can toss a couple bricks of those in too!

  • Geekologie

    where's my invite?

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