Awesome Explosions

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?

Slow-Mo Car Explosion 2

Slow-Mo Car Explosion 2

There’s no love lost for the late 1990s Chevrolet Cavalier convertible. So unless you have a soft spot for this ugly, anemic ride, you won’t be upset when the Slow Mo Guys blow one to smithereens – in glorious 2500fps slow motion.

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Truck Won’t Stop Exploding

Truck Won’t Stop Exploding

We’re not exactly sure what sort of flammable cannisters were loaded onto this truck, but once it catches fire, there’s no stopping its explosive fury. By the time it’s all over, it lets out a whopping 39 big booms. (Thanks Digg!)

Minecraft Creeper IRL

Minecraft Creeper IRL

For his latest clip, Richard over at RatedRR lives out many a geek’s fantasy, by obliterating one of those pesky Minecraft Creepers with 30 pounds of real TNT. Unfortunately, one of his GoPros was a casualty, but the big boom was worth it.

Ping Pong Pyre

Ping Pong Pyre

We’ve shown you the mayhem caused when liquid nitrogen is applied to ping pong balls. Now let’s look at the other end of the spectrum by seeing what chaos ensues by introducing fire. No wonder flaming ping pong never took off.

Sony Bravia: Exploding Paints

Sony Bravia: Exploding Paints

Sure, it’s just a commercial for Sony’s LED TVs, but the explosive imagery of paints flying everywhere, set to the voice of Gene Wilder’s Pure Imagination is good enough for our eyes and ears. Best watched in full screen 1080p.

Slow-Mo Paint Explosions

Slow-Mo Paint Explosions

The Slow-Mo Guys combine some gloppy old paint with fireworks and capture the wanton destruction with their 1600fps Phantom Flex camera for nothing more than sheer entertainment value.

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.

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
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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.

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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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