More power equals more better, but sometimes trying to eke out those last couple horsepower from your tuner can result in enormous fiery explosions. Case in point: this ill-fated dyno pull video.
According to the Popular Mobilization Forces—an army formed to fight ISIS in Iraq—a car bomb exploded today in the north of Samarra, Iraq. Someone was recording with a cellphone and captured the explosion in the distance with pristine quality.
A dash-cam video captured a large explosion on the New Jersey turnpike after a tanker truck rolled over, avoiding mattresses that fell off of another vehicle. The driver of the tanker swerved to avoid other motorists, dying in the resulting crash.
Brendan Gaughan’s pit stall exploded into flame when spilled fuel caught on fire during tonight’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Richmond International Raceway. Gaughan’s car even drove off, still on fire.
Calbuco, a stratovolcano in southern Chile, began erupting yesterday at 7pm local time. First spewing massive ash clouds then, at 10pm, erupting explosively as its fragile structure collapsed inwards. Here’s all the stunning imagery and video; we’ll keep it updated as this develops. You can see it from space!
The guys at AtomCentral uploaded this video depicting the failed test of the Atlas missile back in 1961. The footage—scanned to HD from the original film—shows the rocket exploding in an epic and mesmerizing slow motion that would make Michael Bay drool.
Fire departments and HAZMAT teams responded to a "chemical explosion involving chlorine" just before 2:00 this afternoon at GM's Marion Stamping Plant. One GM worker died and several others were injured in the incident.
So remember how traffic was pretty bad in Florida yesterday? You know, because of an unmanned drone unexpectedly spiraling down from the heavens and blowing up next to US 98 Highway by Tyndall Air Base? Well, there's video now—or at least of the aftermath. And they were not kidding about that smoke cloud.
This has been a terrible weekend for travel. Seriously, just stay inside. Don't go anywhere. Wait until Mercury is unretrograded, or whatever. Pack a bug-out bag. Is that what the kids are calling them these days?
In some ways, it's hard not to feel bad for this Chevy C/K (you know, like Louis) truck. It's out there, pulling with all its heart against what I first thought/hoped was a hearse but then I realized must be a camper-topped truck, when its front diff finally has enough and expires, loudly and surprisingly flamefully.
Last September, lawyer Erik Chappell and his two sons were victims of a car bomb assassination attempt driving through Monroe, Michigan. Federal authorities now believe it was an attack using an explosive device partially made from an R/C car.
An elderly UK man on his way to a flea market was, by his own account, nearly "barbecued" when his mobility scooter burst into flames.
A pitting mishap apparently caused Nick Heidfeld's Renault to burst into flames on lap 24 of the Hungarian Grand Prix this past weekend. A fire extinguisher-wielding track marshal was slightly injured when one of the car's side pods exploded.
When a gasoline tanker catches fire at a gas station in Turkey's Izmir province, badass Engin Koçak jumps in and moves it away from the storage tanks to prevent a major explosion. Get this guy an agent.
Last week Michael Bay continued his reign of terror on Chicago to make the robogasmic explosion pornfest operating under the working title Transformers 3. Here's an up-close look at the destruction and video of them blowing up the Second City.