Awesome Explosions

Watermelon vs. Rubber Bands

Watermelon vs. Rubber Bands

We think there might be a lesson about strength in numbers in this video similar to what these toothpick-cage building crazies were trying to get across but who cares? Just ‘splode it already!

Fort Steuben Bridge Demolition

Fort Steuben Bridge Demolition

Blowing stuff up never gets old – especially in the name of progress. Watch this spectacular video of the demolition of the Fort Steuben Bridge – which connected Ohio and West Virginia for 80 years.

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Imagine an Explosion

Imagine an Explosion

A driver drives down the highway in Russia, when suddenly, the sky lights up with an incredible power plant explosion, all the while John Lennon provides the perfect soundtrack.

Slow-Mo Car Explosion

Slow-Mo Car Explosion

The guys from SPEED give us an eyeful with an old MG being blown to smithereens at a glorious 1,000 FPS. It’s all part of their Stuntbusters series, which is like, you guessed it, Mythbusters for car stunts.

Pull-String Alarms

Pull-String Alarms

Also known as the “poor man’s perimeter alarm”, these foot-long pull-strings are rigged with a small explosive charge, which makes a loud 85dB bang when yanked. Sold in packs of 72 pieces.

Montage of Destruction

Montage of Destruction

FPSRussia does what he does best, with a recap some of his favorite moments of wanton destruction of fake zombies, watermelons and blow-up dolls(?), all gift-wrapped in one pretty package.

Daytime Fireworks

Daytime Fireworks

An explosive spectacle by Chinese artist Cai Guo-Quiang over the desert of Qatar, firing off colorful clouds in place of sparks. The big booms and massive fireballs don’t hurt either.

Dragon M-50 Destruction

Dragon M-50 Destruction

Everyone’s favorite fully-loaded Russian whips out the big guns, with a car-mounted 50 cal. Dragon M-50 automatic, loaded with explosive ammo. We feel sorry for that tree, though.

How to Carve a Jack ‘O Lantern

How to Carve a Jack ‘O Lantern

Science teacher Chris Bergmann demonstrates the power of chemistry, while at the same time carving his Halloween pumpkin the best way possible. Why is it our teachers were never this cool?

Levi’s: Now is Our Time

Levi’s: Now is Our Time

Levi’s Europe let Portugese street artist Alexandre Farto, aka Vhils, be the creative mind behind their Now is our TIME! campaign launch in Berlin. Looks like he had some pretty explosive ideas.

How to Stop a Runaway Truck

How to Stop a Runaway Truck

Ever wonder why they put those concrete barriers around government buildings? We always thought they were just for show, but after watching how they can stop a truck at 50mph, we’re believers.

Explosive Art

Explosive Art

We’ve seen art made with explosives before, but never any with the precision of Alexandre Farto’s (aka Vhils) method using perfectly placed squibs on plaster and brick to create awesome street art.

Tower Implosion Fail

Tower Implosion Fail

The former Ohio Edison Mad River Power Plant’s 275′ tower came down, but the blast knocked it the wrong direction, snapping nearby power lines and eliciting screams; no injuries incurred, though.

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Colossal K Tower Demolition

Colossal K Tower Demolition

Pay your last respects to this defunct 450 foot-tall nuclear cooling tower located in South Carolina as it finally meets its maker thanks to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Mythbusters Creamer Cannon

Mythbusters Creamer Cannon

Mythbusters has a preoccupation with cannons, not that we’re complaining. Their Creamer Cannon uses non-dairy creamer to create an explosion that is both terrifying and awesome to watch.

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