This shows an example of how petrol bombs, aka Molotov cocktails, look when they're are thrown against a brick wall. The big fireballs can be seen in both slow motion and normal speed views. The slow-mo shots were taken using a GoPro HD Hero 2 at 120fps.
What kind of fireworks will you be handling tomorrow during your 4th of July celebration? Firecrackers? Torpedoes? Roman candles? Homemade aerial ball shells with a potassium nitrate, charcoal and sulfur mixture?
If Xboxes and cars get custom paint jobs (and even the occasional... nut sack...), maybe it's time you consider giving your gun a personality, too. HardCorps Weaponry is in the business of customized paint jobs for guns, and the good news is they've dropped their prices due to the poor economy. So choose your theme, and send yours on over. Or better yet, do-it-yourself. Can't be that hard, all you need are some stenciling and painting skills. So, if you're a gun toting, second amendment-spout...
What did you do last night? I kinda wish I had been hanging with these guys (0:43)...
Let's face it - Christmas can be very tame. Caroling. Wreathes. Cookies. All very nice, but where's the mischief? After opening presents, you've got nothing to do but wait for the next meal. Below, three ways to amp up your Christmas.
The adorably lethal mini-cannon is back, but this time its targets are more impressive. Particularly the grand finale: a balloon filled with gas, followed by a fiery explosion... Previously, Adorably Lethal Mini Cannon.
Known for being one of the most devious scoundrels of the sixties, rebel activist Abbie Hoffman went down in history (among other things) for his publication Steal This Book, a guide to living for free- "a manual of survival in the prison that is Amerika". Boing Boing has excerpted Hoffman's recipe for the perfect smoke bomb from the book, along with annotations on the process.
Big fireworks loving cities like Washington or New York think nothing of spending several million dollars to celebrate July 4th. 40,000 Class A firework shells exploding over the Hudson River, launched from six barges manned by 80 lucky pyromaniacs is tonight's treat.
Whether you like French electronica group Dancing Pigeons or not, must of us can appreciate a music video depicting a showdown between two rednecks, one armed with a flamethrower and the other armed with a fire extinguisher.
Kinda hard to believe. But, as quoted via YouTube: "My son wanted to pull out his tooth his way....." And so he did. With a rocket.
Via WonderHowTo World, LEGO People:
If you happened to see big time Oscar winner, The Hurt Locker, you may have learned a thing or two about bomb defusing. The protective suits worn by the bomb diffusers are indeed real, not just faux Hollywood costumes.
A much more exciting alternative to domino toppling, kinetic artist Tim Fort holds the world record for what is apparently called a "xyloexplosive device" (or in layman's terms, a stick bomb). Tim uses 2250 tongue depressors to build 562 tiny tension-loaded bombs, resulting in an extremely satisfying chain reaction explosion.
For just seventeen bucks you can wreak all sorts of havoc, thanks to online shop The Hobby King: a bomb designed for your remote control plane or helicopter.
DARPA has released footage of the Iron Curtain, a pretty impressive shield system that will protect armored vehicles from oncoming explosives. With $8 million in Army approved funds, DARPA will continue to develop the system and test in July of 2010.
Wow, kudos to Daniel Eindhoven for his incredible laser-lit coil gun. This bad boy shoots bullets on pure electricity and can shoot up to 85 km/hr.
Gay Wilkinson likes shooting anvils more than having sex. That's right, he says exactly that: "People talk about the joy of sex, but it don’t last nothin’ like shootin’ anvils!”
Norwegian outdoor enthusiast "Monkeybase" has posted videos of his combustive potato cannon on his YouTube channel.
Immensely satisfying, gigantic explosion. Essentially, "A large container is filled with sawdust, a road flare is stuck in the top and some compressed air is released in the bottom of the sawdust container."
Nobody here will deny that we have a bias for pranks and general debauchery. Every decent degenerate joker needs a good DIY stink bomb. Well, this one is the best.
Cap guns are fun, but shooting one off won't likely live up to nostalgic childhood memories. The bang is far less scary than we remember. Step up the impact: create some serious explosive fun with 100,000 caps.
Consider this fantastic hack a safety tutorial for DIY pyrotechnics.