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Exploding Actresses 2: Love Movies. Should you require more exploding actresses, here's Exploding Actresses 1 and Exploding Actresses 3: Disney Princesses.
posted by EXISTENZ IS PAUSED on Jun 24, 2013 - 36 comments

Explosions at Boston Marathon Finish Line

"At the finish line of the Boston Marathon, two explosions have left multiple people injured." via ParadisePost. CBS Boston has a live video feed up of the finish line.
posted by knile on Apr 15, 2013 - 4437 comments

ba boom

Dumt & Farligt blow things up again. In slow motion HD. Previously
posted by special-k on Mar 19, 2013 - 18 comments

"Oh? Is it a dud?" Least favorite words when working with explosives.

Slow Motion Video of Fireworks Exploding Inside Buckets Full of Paint [slyt] [via]
posted by quin on Feb 12, 2013 - 26 comments

\mm/

Metal band Red Fang gets $5000 to make a video.
posted by klangklangston on Oct 22, 2012 - 40 comments

Happy ID4 day!

"Welcome to Earth!"
posted by Artw on Jul 4, 2012 - 79 comments

July 4 is coming up!

What happens when a fireworks factory catches on fire? This happened recently in Russia, but it's happened before in Germany and England and the Netherlands and Thailand and Dubai and Denmark. [more inside]
posted by twoleftfeet on Jun 15, 2012 - 34 comments

That blowed up real good

Six minutes of glorious stupidity captured in super slo-mo HD, courtesy of the Danish TV show Dumt & Farligt. (via Kottke)
posted by Horace Rumpole on Apr 18, 2012 - 94 comments

Meowcraft

Minecraft, cats and explosions...what more do you need?
posted by atomicmedia on Mar 1, 2012 - 28 comments

"You kind of expect it to be quite so... WOW!!"

Chemical Reactions. Four minutes of the best moments of stuff burning, breaking, freezing, exploding, melting, and generally reacting in interesting ways. [more inside]
posted by quin on Dec 30, 2011 - 15 comments

Things go BOOM!

Devastating Explosions, at the Touch of a Button
posted by EvaDestruction on Dec 9, 2011 - 73 comments

LET'S BLOW SOME SHIT UP

The Formula for Complete and Utter BAYHEM or, How Michael Bay has Made Billions in Box Offices Worldwide. SLInfographic (the last graph is particularly depressing)
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Nov 2, 2011 - 110 comments

“Did... did that tree just blow up?” Rainbow Dash asked, confused.

It was a beautiful day in Ponyville. The sun was shining; the birds were singing. Ponies big and small cantered throughout the town, whickering and neighing merrily as they went about their business.
Suddenly, there was a huge explosion!
“Oh my god, that was a huge explosion!” yelled Twilight Sparkle, staring in shock and horror at the massive fireball rising from the center of town. Hundreds of ponies ran screaming from the burning wreckage of the Town Hall. Some were covered in soot, and limped as they streamed past her, desperate to escape the burning hell behind them.
“Yo Twi’, you see dat shiz?” said Spike, her jive-talking baby dragon sidekick. He stood on her back, one claw wrapped in her mane while the other casually removed a set of shutter-style plastic sunglasses. You know, like the ones Kanye West is always wearing.

Michael Bay presents My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. (It's fanfiction, but readable without knowledge of the show or fondness for pastel-colored horses.) [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Aug 29, 2011 - 38 comments

Exploding...

The Michael Bayifier. Turn any picture into a Michael Bay picture.
posted by shakespeherian on Oct 3, 2010 - 31 comments

Light Grenades

Photographer/Filmmaker Freddie Wong and friends blow the crap (YoutTube) out of each other with light painting. [more inside]
posted by WinnipegDragon on Jun 7, 2010 - 18 comments

DECAPITATED HORSE C-C-C-C-COMBOOOOOO

Flash Friday: remember Miami Shark? That awesome game where you played a shark and the shark totally destroyed everything in its path? The makers of that fine game have now given us Sydney Shark, and marsupials, parachutists, aliens, and a windsurfer looking suspiciously like John Kerry will never be the same again.
posted by mightygodking on Apr 23, 2010 - 24 comments

Atomic Tests

Atomic Test Archive. Histories of atomic testing by country, with video and photographic archives. The Information Films page is interesting: One can envision 50's dad smugly admiring his tidy yard through freshly vapourised retinas. Also: the one-hour declassified Ivy Mike film at the internet archive.
posted by Wolfdog on Apr 19, 2010 - 8 comments

With a Boom and a Bang and a Oops

Controlled avalanche explosions: Right way and wrong way.
posted by Xurando on Apr 8, 2010 - 20 comments

"The list of people who were blown up or poisoned while trying to do so is impressive"

There are many exciting chemicals. These are the ones that Derek Lowe won't work with. Derek Lowe authors the "In The Pipeline" blog on Corante, and writes primarily about the pharmaceutical industry. However, the subset of entries marked "Things I Won't Work With" delves entertainingly into the realm of substances like dioxygen difluoride (tl;dr: it explodes. A lot.)
posted by scrump on Feb 24, 2010 - 46 comments

Paging sharksmatter...?

You are a shark. You swim off the coast of Florida. You dive in and out of the water to smash boats, and you can pull jumbo jets out of the sky WITH YOUR TEETH. You are Miami Shark. Via Rockpapershotgun. [more inside]
posted by Decimask on Oct 9, 2009 - 58 comments

If you found a dead whale, how would you dispose of the body?

When whales die: Yesterday, a 20-30 foot whale washed up a shore in New Jersey. Officials are going to deal with it by cutting it up into small parts and burying it. In previous incidents, officials tried to explode it into bits that were meant to fall in the ocean and get eaten by seagulls, but that didn't work out [YT] so well, especially for nearby spectators. Even if you want to let it decompose naturally, you have to be careful for spontaneous explosions due to gassy buildup. Especially when transporting it in busy city streets. Oops. When whales die in the ocean, on the other hand, their bodies eventually fall to the sea floor and can start mini ecosystems, where female pink glowstick-like sea worms that harbor the male pink glowstick sea worms inside their bodies live, eat whale bones, and propagate. (Previously on Metafilter: Taiwan explosion)
posted by Salamandrous on Jul 28, 2009 - 46 comments

Best. Babysitter. Ever.

Andrew W.K. (yt): Musician (yt), Motivational speaker (nyt) and now, kids show host (auto-playing video). via
posted by 1f2frfbf on Jun 16, 2009 - 80 comments

This site has *everything*!

Explosions and boobs. (NSWF)
posted by boo_radley on Jun 2, 2009 - 76 comments

Wait... No Pirate Vs. Ninja?!

Haven't you always secretly wondered what would happen if a ninja accidentally stumbled into, say, Bill and Ted's time traveling Phone Booth and ended up somewhere around 7th century BC, only to come face-to-face with a feisty Spartan? Have you not pondered what would happen if you locked up an Apache with a Gladiator inside some sort of 21st century battle dome? Are you frustrated because you feel like there's nobody doing proper scientific studies to see what would happen when you pit two historically violent warriors that could have never actually met in real life? Worry no more people - I present to you Spike TV's newest offering - Deadliest Warrior! [more inside]
posted by Bageena on May 5, 2009 - 110 comments

Atomic explosions causing evolutionary changes? I'm in.

Can't wait till Friday Flash Fun: Atomic Kaos 2 Orbits is a puzzle-ish game where you are trying to remove all the atoms from the playing field through a chain of explosions.
posted by schyler523 on Mar 18, 2009 - 6 comments

Events That Touched Our Ancestors' Lives

GenDisasters is a genealogy site, compiling information on the historic disasters, events, and tragic accidents of Canada and the U.S. that our ancestors endured, as well as, information about their life and death. [more inside]
posted by netbros on Dec 9, 2008 - 12 comments

Boom!

Friday Flash Fun — Boombot.
posted by BrotherCaine on Aug 29, 2008 - 45 comments

Tunnel boring machines

Tunnel boring machines, underground nuclear tests, and all manner of things below the surface.
posted by Wolfdog on Jul 21, 2008 - 25 comments

I Told You Not To Kill That Albatross!

Disaster at Sea!! A collection of dozens & dozens of photographs of misfortune striking those GIGANTIC shipping vessels, the kind that bring goods from China to Wal Mart. Every kind of affliction imaginable, from shipboard fire to heavy weather to grounding amidst crushing waves to capsizing from ill balanced loads to random explosive cargo to terrorist attack to so much more. Descriptions of the vessels and what brought them down are included in the first link.
posted by jonson on Jul 15, 2007 - 57 comments

Great Balls of fire

Maybe it's not really news because no one was killed, but you'd think that more people would notice when a massive explosion in suburban Boston totals 60 buildings, knocks out windows for a half mile around, knocks people out of bed in the middle of the night, and registers on the Richter scale 30 miles away.
posted by alms on Nov 22, 2006 - 46 comments

"It shook the house pretty good."

Broadband is exploding!
posted by ZenMasterThis on Nov 10, 2006 - 16 comments

More casualties of war

Explosion at Iowa Army Ammunition Plant Interesting to note, this plant which is just a few miles from my hometown remained relatively dormant after the cold war ended.
posted by Tablecrumbs on Jun 13, 2006 - 40 comments

I love the smell of alkali metals in the morning...

The dog's nuts of the periodic table.
posted by ozomatli on May 30, 2006 - 41 comments

Explosion in SF Financial District

Explosion & Fire in Downtown San Francisco Just happened. Could be a gas line - at this point, no one knows.
posted by echolalia67 on Aug 19, 2005 - 106 comments

Evacuations in response to "credible intelligence" received

Police evacuate Birmingham centre
West Midlands police have evacuated the second largest city in England tonight as a precautionary measure. Sky News are reporting that a series of controlled explosions (I heard on Sky News TV that one of these was on a bus, but this may be innacurate) have been carried out in the Broad Street area. I hope that any and all UK MeFi-ites in Birmingham are keeping sane through out all this.
posted by tomcosgrave on Jul 9, 2005 - 61 comments

"Major Incident" in London reported

Major Incident on London Underground reported. Anyone have any further information?
posted by Cobbler on Jul 7, 2005 - 712 comments

"On March 18 [1937] students prepared for the next day's Inter-scholastic Meet in Henderson. At the gymnasium, the PTA met. At 3:05 P.M. Lemmie R. Butler, instructor of manual training, turned on a sanding machine in an area which, unknown to him, was filled with a mixture of gas and air. The switch ignited the mixture and carried the flame into a nearly closed space beneath the building, 253 feet long and fifty-six feet wide. Immediately the building seemed to lift in the air and then smashed to the ground. Walls collapsed. The roof fell in and buried its victims in a mass of brick, steel, and concrete debris. The explosion was heard four miles away, and it hurled a two-ton concrete slab 200 feet away, where it crushed a 1936 Chevrolet. Of the 500 students and forty teachers in the building, approximately 298 died. Some rescuers, students, and teachers needed psychiatric attention, and only about 130 students escaped serious injury. -- From the Handbook of Texas Online. (Other accounts, personal recollections, and photos .)

It was one of the worst disasters in Texas history. With Texans' love of superlatives, why is this a story no one tells? [more...]
posted by mudpuppie on Mar 18, 2005 - 35 comments

Men In Black

Men In Black
CNN, Aug 4: Clashes between police and insurgents in the northern city of Mosul left 12 Iraqis dead and 26 wounded, hospital and police sources said Wednesday. Rifle and rocket-propelled grenade fire as well as explosions were heard in the streets of the city.
A first-hand view of events.
posted by bonehead on Aug 9, 2004 - 8 comments

The Little Exploding Mermaid

The Little Mermaid Explodes. This is only the latest in a long series of indignities suffered by Denmark's national symbol. Why are people so into this sort of thing?
posted by alms on Sep 17, 2003 - 21 comments

KABOOM!

Whatever you do, don't touch anything, especially the walls! [note: flash]
posted by crunchland on Aug 3, 2003 - 25 comments

and the band played on

"The morning started again with a series of four mortar shells exploding with a muffled thump in the ocean behind our hospital..." Reports from Monrovia, Liberia by Dr. Andrew Schechtman, a volunteer with Medecins Sans Frontieres -- graphic but compelling.
posted by serafinapekkala on Jul 31, 2003 - 11 comments

He's making the first whirababy fishamagig. It'll be even better than the Badger Blaster!

Attention D.C. residents- remain going about your business and please ignore the continuous explosions coming from Dick Cheney's house. [more]
posted by XQUZYPHYR on Dec 10, 2002 - 87 comments

The good news is that there is no religious war, the bad news is that a time bomb blast killed 7 in a Russian market; 14 Christians were killed in Indonesia; a 5 year old killed and three other under 15 injured in Israel. All in one day.
posted by semmi on Apr 28, 2002 - 10 comments

Short Clips

Short Clips of Historical Nuclear Weapons Test Films from the DOE OpenNet Database.
posted by kliuless on Nov 5, 2001 - 14 comments

Rapatronic photographs

Rapatronic photographs are eerie when you realise what the subject matter is. They leave me with a hole in my guts - the way I felt the time I experienced a total solar eclipse, only in this case the aftertaste is negative, rather than positive wonder. More here.
posted by southisup on Aug 30, 2001 - 17 comments

K....A....B....O....O....M....!

K....A....B....O....O....M....! Rolls Royce is recalling five of their 2000 and 2001 models after discovering a design flaw can cause the cars to EXPLODE. While only 539 vehicles are affected, 408 are in the US. The flaw was discovered after a technician put the first tank of gas into the $360,000 (!) vehicle, started to drive it and hit the switch to roll up the windows. The explosion blew out all the windows and damaged the convertible top and the interior.
posted by crunchland on May 13, 2001 - 13 comments

Watch the Kingdome Fall.....must hurry

Watch the Kingdome Fall.....must hurry I know some have posted it here before, but watching a stadium crumble starting at 11 a.m Eastern time would be something to tune into. This is the ESPN link that requires Real Player
posted by brent on Mar 26, 2000 - 5 comments

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