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  • January 8, 2016
    This is a video of astronomer Scott Manley discussing how much energy it would take something like the Death Star to blow up a planet. Apparently to blow up an earth-like planet it would take something like 3 trillion trillion trillion Joules. For reference, a lightning bolt ... / Continue →
  • December 30, 2015
    A man in Schoeppingen, Germany, has died after he and two associates tries to rob a condom vending machine by blowing it up with explosives. I'm going to be honest, I thought robbing condom vending machines was a one-man job. Apparently he was hit in the head by a piece of de... / Continue →
  • December 11, 2015
    This is the Imperial Star Destroyer Christmas Tree designed and built by sci-fi artist Frank Wu. Frank used a synthetic tree along with some plexi-glass and electroluminescent wire to complete the effect. Plus it hangs from the ceiling so you can fit EXTRA PRESENTS underneath... / Continue →
  • November 10, 2015
    Spectre, the newest James Bond film, was awarded the Guinness World Record for largest explosion in a film, thanks to this doozy shot in Morocco. I wish I could have been there to smell it. The explosion used 33kg (~72-pounds) of explosives to ignite some 8,418 liters (~2,224... / Continue →
  • October 30, 2015
    Because boredom is the mother of invention, this is a video of a car's airbag being deployed inside a microwave. That microwave never stood a chance. Also, can you imagine the other horrors that poor washing machine has seen? It's probably an appliance graveyard back there. ... / Continue →
  • September 23, 2015
    This is a video of rocket propelled grenades blowing through layer after layer of bulletproof glass. There is no stopping them. So if you were thinking about bringing bulletproof glass to an RPG fight, I would reconsider. I'm also reconsidering giving my elderly apartment ne... / Continue →
  • September 1, 2015
    This is a ten minute video of the US and South Korea practicing their war maneuvers with live missiles and bombs. Probably to send to North Korea to let them know they need to calm down. Never a country to be upstaged, North Korea presumably made their own live weapon demonst... / Continue →
  • July 22, 2015
    This is a short video of 3rd Marine Logistics Group, 9th Engineer Support Battalion demonstrating how to breach a concrete wall using explosives. They protect themselves with a ballistic blanket, which looks like a scrap of carpet but I'm assuming is not. Would you be the bla... / Continue →
  • July 7, 2015
    This is a short video of scientist and Youtuber zBriGuy blowing up the rubber gloves of a laboratory glovebox and running by getting high-fives mid-fives like he just ran a marathon. You know, I ran a 5K marathon once when I was in 8th grade. They had tables and tables of fre... / Continue →
  • July 2, 2015
    This is a video of Youtuber bra1Nphuk (I see what you did there) launching an overturned wheelbarrow almost fifty feet with the help of a Cobra 6 firecracker, which packs 48.5-grams of explosive powder (versus 2-3 grams for an M-80). The landing is most spectacular. If I were... / Continue →
  • June 24, 2015
    Lead Balloons are balloons printed with rude phrases to hurt a friend's feelings on their birthday. Or any day. They cost about a dollar apiece and come in "Bastard", "Another Year Closer To The Sweet Release Of Death" and "You Are A Waste Of Blood And Organs" varieties, with... / Continue →
  • May 20, 2015
    This is a video from very amateur madman TheBackyardScientist showing you how to make your own propane rifle. It's pretty simple. So simple you could easily do it in your garage after school with zero adult supervision. Not that I'm encouraging that, because I'm not. As muc... / Continue →
  • February 24, 2015
    This is a video from Slow Mo Lab of a firecracker exploding in the middle of a rubber band ball, filmed at 25,000 frames per second. For reference, that's 25,000 times faster than one frame per second, which is about how long the exposure took the last time I used a pinhole c... / Continue →
  • January 6, 2015
    This is a video of a guy blasting one of those 5-pound gummi bears with a .22 rifle, then a 12-gauge shotgun slug, then he freezes the bear in liquid nitrogen and blasts it again with the shotgun. The results were very satisfying. Like a really good bite of dessert. But with... / Continue →
  • May 14, 2014
    A group of scientists are convinced that if we can dig deep enough into Mars, we'll locate signs of ancient life. And just how do we dig deep enough? By firing missiles! God, please -- PLEASE let me ride one. I want to wear a cowboy hat and be swinging a lasso. In 1976, th... / Continue →
  • October 3, 2013
    This is the 'Ark Nova', an inflatable and easily transportable concert hall that can fit 500 patrons and I'm trying really hard not to say looks like Grimace's @$$hole. Dammit, I kind of already did, didn't I? I suck at keeping secrets. It measures 98 feet by 118 feet and fe... / Continue →
  • August 29, 2013
    This is a video from Rated RR of beer kegs being exploded with detonating cord. I'm not gonna lie, it was a little hard to watch all that beer get wasted. Speaking of -- somebody should develop an app that connects people at the bar who can't finish their beer with people wh... / Continue →
  • July 8, 2013
    This is a shot of a highlighter right at its moment of explosion in a microwave. It kind of looks like cotton candy. Why would anybody put a highlighter in a microwave? Keep in mind this was a 4th of July weekend and not everyone can afford fireworks. "Sooo...." Yep -- you... / Continue →
  • April 23, 2013
    In agreement with last year's announcement by Human Rights Watch, an initiative created by the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots (an actual organization I didn't start myself) urges policy makers to ban the development and use of autonomous robots that can kill without human inter... / Continue →
  • October 2, 2012
    This is a video of The Slow Mo Guys (who are presumably learning disabled) exploding a Molotov cocktail against the brick wall of a house owned by one of their grandparents. And to any of you grandparents reading out there: there is a such thing as believing in your grandchild... / Continue →