Awesome Explosions

200,000 Sparklers

200,000 Sparklers

If you thought that lighting 10,000 sparklers at the same time was spectacular, get a load of this video from JoyBlend, in which 20 times as much of the incediary mixture they put on the end of sparklers gets set ablaze. They cheated a bit, but the explosion is still awesome.

OK Go: The One Moment

OK Go: The One Moment

The latest from video maestros OK Go starts off with a bang, making a destructive mess in its first 4.2 seconds. The rest of the video is simply those same 4.2 seconds shown in super slow-motion, revealing numerous details you surely missed the first time around. BTS here.

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Underwater Explosions in Slow Motion

Underwater Explosions in Slow Motion

The Slow Mo Guys played with waterproof fireworks in a small tank to see how they would react with the water underneath and at the surface. At 120,000 frames per second, the world turns into CGI. A world that takes up 24GB per second.

Galaxy Note 7 GTA V Mod

Galaxy Note 7 GTA V Mod

With all of the concerns about the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 having the potential to spontaneously burst into flames, one enterprising modder decided the transform the exploding phones into a weapon for Grand Theft Auto V – in the form of a sticky bomb.

Crackle Ball Mod

Crackle Ball Mod

Grant “The King of Random” Thompson came across some brilliantly sparkling fireworks and decided to see what would happen if he combined six of them into one giant ball of flame and sparks. The resulting explosion is quite spectacular – especially in slow-mo.

Bullets vs. Molten Aluminum

Bullets vs. Molten Aluminum

If we were ballsy enough to toss live ammo into a pot filled with flesh-melting molten aluminum, we’d do it wearing a firesuit from behind a blast shield. Not so for the Backyard Scientist, who turned up in cargo shorts and a Hawaiian shirt for this ridiculously dangerous “experiment.”

Molten Salt Hits Water: Part 2

Molten Salt Hits Water: Part 2

After teasing us with a tiny bit of video of his explosive experiment with molten salt poured into water, The Backyard Scientist walks us through what he did to facilitate the destructive blast, and ultimately concludes that it’s strictly a thermal reaction, and not a chemical one.

How to Remove a Road Boulder

How to Remove a Road Boulder

If you’ve ever seen a big boulder sitting in the middle of the road when you’re driving in the mountains, you might wonder how they move them out of the way. Sometimes, the easiest method is to blow them up – shattering them into numerous smaller pieces.

Rocket Firework Wheel

Rocket Firework Wheel

To celebrate his 2 millionth YouTube subscriber, inventor, builder, and mad scientist Colin Furze created a giant turning wheel, loaded with rockets, placed precariously in front of cases full of more fireworks. The explosive end result is as bonkers as you’d imagine.

Exploding Thermite Pumpkins

Exploding Thermite Pumpkins

While the end result isn’t as neat as the smoking green pumpkins we’ve seen, loading up the orange holiday squash with dangerously volatile thermite is still quite a spectacle, and way cooler than smashing them.

Instant Contact Explosions

Instant Contact Explosions

The Royal Institution demonstrates a substance known as nitrogen triiodide, which is so highly unstable that merely touching it makes it explode. We’re not sure how they even managed to handle it to set up the experiment.

Bullet Disposal

Bullet Disposal

We’re not sure why you’d need to get rid of 2000 bullets, but this footage shows exactly what happens when you get set off all that ammo using fire. It starts and ends like a bag of popcorn in the microwave, but escalates dramatically in the middle.

Overkill: Arnold Blows Sh*t up

Overkill: Arnold Blows Sh*t up

To promote his latest Omaze charity fundraiser, Arnold Schwarzenegger posted Overkill – an epic supercut of all kinds of things getting blown up in dozens of his movies. True Lies might not have the most explosions, but it wins on quality.

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Explosive Juicing

Explosive Juicing

A weird Japanese video in which they demonstrate how to turn vegetables into juice by setting off underwater explosions. The cool part is that the juice remains inside the veggies, as their innards are pulverized by the shockwave.

Marines vs. Explosion

Marines vs. Explosion

Video of Marines from the 3rd Marine Logistics Group, 9th Engineer Support Battalion showing how they breach a concrete wall, standing their ground against the explosive charge, protected only by a ballistic blanket and each other.

Boom Balloons

Boom Balloons

The King of Random is back with another fun, yet dangerous video, as he fills party balloons with extremely flammable, lighter-than-air HHO gas, lights them with a fuse, and sends them airborne. Suffice it to say, this is not FAA approved.

300 Rockets at Once

300 Rockets at Once

To celebrate his YouTube channel hitting 1 million subs, mad scientist Colin Furze set up a rig on the back of his truck loaded with firework, and ignited them at the same time for an epic pyro show. He probably should have worn his suit.

Disposing of Fireworks

Disposing of Fireworks

The ATF gathered up an illegal stash of fireworks, and worked with the police bomb squad in Midland, Texas to destroy the 20,000 pounds of explosives over the course of three days. Here’s a small sampling of the destruction.

Movie Explosion Supercut

Movie Explosion Supercut

While some of you got to witness some awesome New Year’s Eve fireworks displays, many of us stayed in for the night and missed out. Here’s our consolation prize – a supercut of some of the most memorable explosions in the history of film.

How Not to Demolish a Building

How Not to Demolish a Building

A demolition crew in Sevastopol planned to knock down an old 16-story building with explosives. Unfortunately, it didn’t quite go as planned, and the building refused to crumble. Their second attempt fizzled too. Third time’s a charm, though.

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Firecracker Insanity

Firecracker Insanity

As part of a Chinese celebration, organizers set off an unfathomable number of firecrackers with a single fuse. And here we thought the kids playing with them in our alley made too much noise. Skip to 1:20.

5 Dangerous Science Experiments

5 Dangerous Science Experiments

Grant “The King of Random” Thompson demonstrates chemical reactions and an electrical hack which result in explosions, meltdowns and other chaos, and are sure to get you kicked out of science lab if you try them yourself. So don’t.

World’s Biggest Firework

World’s Biggest Firework

This already impressive Japanese fireworks display is distinguished by the launch of a massive 4-foot diameter, 1,014 pound firework, which explodes in all of its glory at about the 3:20 mark. That’s no firework, it’s a freaking bomb.

Time to Go…

Time to Go…

A steel mill worker watches as a batch of wet scrap metal is lowered into a melting furnace, which can be extremely dangerous. But he doesn’t seem to be in any rush to leave the room. Fortunately, he finally makes the right call.

Insane Drag Race Explosion

Insane Drag Race Explosion

While we were at the NHRA Winternationals drag races, driver Ron Capps encountered engine problems which caused a spectacular explosion of his Dodge Charger funny car. Incredibly, he sustained no injuries. Slow-mo footage at 1:30.

Huge Building Explosion

Huge Building Explosion

In celebration of the release of Battlefield 4, The Slow Mo Guys headed to an old military base and blew up some stuff, including the biggest explosion they’ve ever set off. Was it just us, or was Dan dangerously close to that one?

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