Homemade Explosive Thor's Hammer Goes Wrong

May 15, 2013


I swear this is an internet classic that I saw and posted years ago, but after a search I couldn't find it on the site so here it is anyways (or again). This is a video of a bunch of dudes attaching explosives to the ends of giant hammers and then smacking them on the ground. Apparently the hero of our story overdid it a bit with the explosives though. Anybody have any more info about what the hell is going on here? Some sort of celebration of near death experiences? If you do know, feel free to drop some knowledge in the comments. If you don't know, feel free to make up a story that's believable enough for the rest of us to run around spreading mistruths, just like the internet was made for.

Hit the jump for the worthwhile video.

Thanks to Gordorian, who would have at least double the explosives on his hammer and hoped for a free trip to the moon.

  • Greg Miller

    5 years ago!


    Also I think you mean "gender."

  • zin

    Cheap field-testing of the hammerbomb AKA Red-Faction Hammer

  • OximoronMx

    This is part of the celebrations of the Day of San Juan de la Vega in the town of the same name, Juan de la Vega was a Robin Hoodesque figure. Vega robbed the spanish lords and gave the money to the poor of Guanajuato, Mexico and protected the village against raids of bandits. He was shot down by spanish troops in a raid almost 300 years ago near the town and ever since after proclaiming him saint and renaming the town after him, they try to recreate the sound of the battle between the Vega Riders against the Spanish troops. This is done during the carnival celebrations using hammers and sticks loaded with artisan made fireworks. There is a high number of injured during the festivities.

  • lesgrandsours
  • bakuryu

    "Juan de la Vega was a Robin Hoodesque figure..."
    like the more famous Diego de la Vega.

  • Raijin Thundergod

    more like Zorro if you ask me...

  • BMan56

    The Darwin Award Honorable Mention goes to...

  • Guest

    the best intentions do not always involve losing a few fingers...

  • Sabocat!

    I was here when you posted it the first time. I'm an early adopter.

  • Bling Nye

    I saw it here then too.

  • Sabocat!

    Hey stop following me.

  • Bling Nye

    What? I've been here all along.

  • Sabocat!


  • Bling Nye

    I ain't wearin' no stalkings.

  • Sabocat!

    Ah a Portyanki fan.

  • Ale Angel

    I was here around GW the second. Currently we're at the 5th. Changes are swift, but some of us notice them.

  • ItsLedgic

    The phrase near the end translates to, "Fucking Thor, your hammer can suck it." In the context that its being used, this is the best translation. Me la Pela does basically mean "It masturbates me" but in different contexts it can also mean "suck it". (Is Mexican) also the tittle means "Making Thors hammer: Mexican style."

  • Larry Symms

    I like the steel plate whizzing past his head at what I crudely estimated at 100mph (2 frames at 30fps over 10ft)

  • Closet Nerd

    This is a video of the Mexican tradition of using your "Oogle-Oogle Stick" w/ explosives attached, to destroy fossilized dinosaur foreskins found in the village. Then the powder is left behind is used to make "Dino Penis Wine"
    .....just sayin

  • BeastmanAIDS

    +1 for "fossilized dinosaur foreskins".

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