Watch previously unreleased footage of 1955 atomic bomb testing in glorious HD

Atom Central recently published these four unreleased videos of atomic bomb testing in 1955. The footage, taken from Operation Teapot at the test site in Nevada, is in glorious HD so it’s pretty incredible but watch out for the blinding light. Even in a small little YouTube window, it hurts. »10/01/15 9:15pm10/01/15 9:15pm

Destroying 2000 bullets is like popping the most explosive popcorn

Destroy all the bullets. But since we can’t do that because the sanctity of America rests on people’s ability to shoot things, destroy some bullets. Like these 2000 bullets that are probably passed their lifetime! Turns out, bullets make for some crazy works of fire. It’s basically explosive popcorn. »8/29/15 11:00am8/29/15 11:00am

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. »8/28/15 9:00pm8/28/15 9:00pm

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… »8/28/15 1:55pm8/28/15 1:55pm

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… »8/23/15 9:00am8/23/15 9:00am

Photos from the aftermath of the devastating Tianjin explosion

Yesterday, Tianjin, China was rocked by a terrifying explosion that has left 50 dead and more than 500 people injured. The impact of the blast was devastating—from the initial horrifying explosion to the shockwaves that shattered windows and glass a mile away and now to the aftermath—and has made the port city of… »8/13/15 2:50pm8/13/15 2:50pm

Just a bunch of bad ass explosions from Arnold Schwarzenegger movies

Few actors love their explosions as much as Arnold does. Here’s a 30-minute (yes, 30-minute) supercut of explosions from all his movies. It’s a promo for his goal to blow shit up to entertain the Internet and help out charities and it includes clips from movies such as Conan, The Terminator, Total Recall, True Lies, … »8/13/15 4:19am8/13/15 4:19am

What happens when you drop a can of Coke into liquid nitrogen

It’s going to freeze obviously. But there’s this awesome possibility that the soda can will split in half and start spewing an explosion of almost frozen Coca Cola into the surrounding liquid nitrogen. Once it does that, the exploded coke looks like it has been stopped in time, the soda has frozen into art… »6/15/15 9:28pm6/15/15 9:28pm

Seeing plants naturally explode like bombs is pretty freaking gross

Imagine you’re taking a walk and trying to enjoy Mother Nature for all her beauty when you brush up against a squirting cucumber and have it explode like a bomb and spew its seed and guts all over you like a blown up, shooting fire hydrant. These things are like a ticking time bomb, when they blow they GO. »6/12/15 9:35pm6/12/15 9:35pm

Slow motion video of a dry ice bomb exploding in water is pure awesome

Well, I didn’t expect that. When you throw dry ice inside a water bottle and then throw that water bottle in a pool, the explosion of the dry ice bomb is so epic that you can see it pulsate as it rips through the water. The Backyard Scientist shows off what it looks like in slow motion and man, is it powerful. »6/12/15 5:18pm6/12/15 5:18pm