Whoops, wish we could take that one back. This TED-Ed animation video teaches you the history of gunpowder. How it began as a Chinese invention for immortality, how it works in fireworks and how it morphed into the world destroyer and creator it is now. Watch it, you might learn a thing or two.
As you kick back under a glittering shower of high-production-value pyrotechnics on Independence Day this year, take a second to remember how the modern firework started out: As a tiny, but startling, accident.
This is a scratch and sniff print that resembles the smell of the moon. So what does it smell like? According to Apollo 16 astronaut Charlie Duke, like gunpowder.
A couple of dudebros created what they called the World's Most Powerful Nerf gun. They then proceeded to shoot their friend... in a very unfriendly place. Man, that looks like it hurt. [Break]
The largest piece of gunpowder art in history detonated last year in Fujian province, China. Cai Guoqiang, a New York-based artist, designed the "controlled explosion" to leave burn marks in the shape of a 59-foot-by-30-foot banyan tree. Check out the results.