This is a video of the Slow-Mo Guys using a blowtorch to blow up a variety of batteries in slow motion. Some of the AA's even take off like little missiles! Now I know they say you shouldn't try these things at home, so I'm gonna come over to your place and we'll try it there. Do you have a fireplace? "No." That's fine, we'll just start a grease fire in the kitchen. What's your address again? Hello? HELLO? Man, and I thought you knew how to science.
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Thanks to Joseph A, who agrees you should totally try this with a D battery and your anus.