To promote the video game Warframe, this is an elaborate stunt perpetrated in New York that imagined the game's Opticor laser cannon as a real life blaster capable of splitting a police car and mailbox when wielded by unknowing passers-by asked to pose with the weapon. Some more info while I toss my stapler over a cubicle wall like a grenade:
The exploding effects used compressed air, with a small team taking about 15 minutes to reset everything between each take -- which also provided the time needed for bystanders to move on so that there's always a fresh set of eyes who have "no idea what's going to happen."
Yeah, I'm not sure everyone really had "no idea what's about to happen." I don't know about you, but I pride myself in being able to tell when something fishy is going on. And that is every second of every day. Admittedly, I'm somewhat of a conspiracy theorist. And hypochondriac. Does this rash look funny to you? "It looks like somebody drew a penis on your forehead with marker." Just admit it -- I'm dying and it's all the deep state's fault.
Keep going for the video.
Thanks to AG, who agrees if somebody hands you a laser cannon and tells you not to pull the trigger, you point that thing right at the ground between your feet and launch yourself to the moon.