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The Bizarre Case of New Zealand's Exploding Pants
Weeds. Chemicals. Fire. Trousers.
September 20, 2017
Fortress of Almeida
The medieval town's star-shaped walls are geometrically dazzling, though not entirely impenetrable.
Added by RakB
Forest Park, Illinois
Haymarket Martyrs Monument
Chicago’s incendiary role in the labor movement.
Added by timstafford78
This strategic isle was once swapped between empires and almost entirely destroyed in a bomb explosion.
Added by Capemarsh
Exploding Zombie Caterpillars Rain Death From on High
Creepy, yes, but not apocalyptic.
August 02, 2017
Fireworks Safety Zone on the National Mall
On the Fourth of July this area will transform into a Pompeii-like storm of falling embers and ash.
Added by Elliot Carter
A Broken Kyiv Water Main Caused an Impressive Street Explosion
Asphalt shouldn't bend like that.
May 31, 2017
Rulison Nuclear Test Site
You still can't get too close to the place where a 40-kiloton nuclear bomb was detonated underground in Colorado.
Added by WhiskeyBristles
Face in the Window at St. Paul's Church
The profile of one ill-fated deacon was emblazoned forever on this church window during the Halifax explosion.
Added by pjrussell
Siberia Has Installed Its First 'Exploding Pingo Detector'
The sensor will warn scientists about methane-filled hills on the tundra.
April 11, 2017
Oregon Blows Up a Massive Boulder
The 200-ton interloper didn't last long.
March 31, 2017
Yanshui District, Taiwan
Yanshui Beehive Fireworks Festival
A festival where people vie to be bombarded by exploding clusters of fireworks.
Added by Morgan Randall
The Hanbury Crater
The site of one of the largest non-nuclear explosions in history, created when a massive bomb dump accidentally exploded.
Added by Dr Alan P Newman
Zhanaarka District, Kazakhstan
Soyuz 11 Memorial
The remains of a monument in the remote Kazakhstani desert dedicated to the only men to die in outer space, the crew of the Soyuz 11 rocket.
Added by lewblank
Watch a Painstakingly Planned Diet Coke and Mentos Fountain Burst to Life
It's one sweet substance plus another creating an even sweeter explosion.
July 05, 2016
Monument to the U.S. Bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade
A small memorial to a deadly night in Serbia that shook the world before it was swept under the rug.
Added by Dylan
Infrasound Station IS18
Neither bomb blasts nor heartbeats escape the giant ears of this super sci-fi Arctic outpost.
Added by Dylan
San Juan de la Vega, Mexico
Festival of the Exploding Hammers
There is nothing like a religious festival celebrated with blow-up sledgehammers.
Added by Josh
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