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The Intense Shockwave of Flattening a Car into a Pancake with Explosives

Mythbusters attempted to turn a car into a pancake with the help of 1,000 pounds of ANFO (ammonium nitrate fuel oil) and a giant steel plate which resulted in a ginormous explosion and a really spectacular shockwave. Seeing the whole thing in high speed, you can see the shockwave grow like a bubble beyond the blow up.

What happens when you pump way too much air into a basketball 

Kaboom! It’s no surprise that a basketball would explode if you pumped it with a ridiculous amount of air but it’s really cool to see it unravel in super slow motion. The ball basically disintegrates and you can see the limp leftovers tear apart from each other as the orange sphere separates from having too much air…

Watch a giant pile of leaves blow up in a crazy line explosion

You shouldn’t do this. Burning up dried leaves is dangerous and not exactly great for your health and also pollutes the air. So yeah, don’t try this at home. Instead, just watch this video of a guy lighting a huge line of dry leaves doused in gasoline on fire and watch it instantly create this totally crazy fire line.…

Spectacular meteor explosion lights up the night sky in a perfect alien blue

Dash cam footage of meteors aren’t particularly special anymore because the Internet has pretty much ruined everything. But this one that was taken in Bangkok the other day is pretty spectacular. The night sky gets completely lit up in that perfect hue of blue that we associate with aliens and then fades away as the…

Blowing up a pool with firecrackers is definitely the awesomest thing

Have an outdoor pool that you don’t want to drain? Need to get rid of the portable pool but don’t want to do any work? There’s a much better and infinitely more fun alternative solution: blow that mother up with firecrackers. It creates an explosion that looks like a mini atom bomb and spreads the water everywhere.

A substance so sensitive it immediately explodes on the lightest touch

Boom! Even if a feather dropped on or a mosquito landed on or like a heavy piece of dust managed to get on top of nitrogen triiodide, an immediate dark purple explosion happens. It’s because nitrogen triiodide is so unstable that it detonates when it’s disturbed, even slightly. Here’s it firing off in slow motion.

The US and South Korea's biggest live fire drill ever was pure madness

There are so many things going on in this year’s US and South Korea’s live fire exercise that it’s hard to remember what you’re seeing because each drill just keeps raising the ante over the previous one. All I know is that there were a ton of tanks, helicopters that filled the sky, planes that scorched flybys, and so…

A bomb of matchstick heads exploding in slow motion is like fire rain

What happens when you light 6,000 matchstick heads (that is only the tip of the match)? Basically a huge fire bomb explosion that looks like it’s raining fire. The match heads all ignite and burst a super tall flame in the air and then the match heads start flying everywhere and when it falls to the ground, it looks…