The restored HD video of the Atlas missile explosion is amazing to watch

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. » 3/31/15 4:08pm Yesterday 4:08pm

Chemical Explosion At GM Stamping Plant Kills 1, Injures Others

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. » 7/01/14 7:30pm 7/01/14 7:30pm

Watch the Crazy Aftermath of a Drone Crashing Next to a Florida Highway

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. » 7/18/13 12:39pm 7/18/13 12:39pm

Trains Derail In Canada, Russia, Killing Five And Injuring Many More

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? » 7/07/13 3:57pm 7/07/13 3:57pm

Watch A Chevy Truck's Differential Explode, Why Not

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. » 3/11/13 5:45pm 3/11/13 5:45pm

An R/C Car Bomb Blew Up This Real Car... And Everyone Survived

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. » 3/15/12 1:30pm 3/15/12 1:30pm

Watch Juan Pablo Montoya's Fiery Crash Into A Jet Engine Dryer Truck At…

There is no way to really explain to racing fans what just happened at the Daytona 500, so to non-racing fans this is going to sound fucking crazy, but… a guy who hasn't won a single race in 397 times might win after a car crashed into a truck FULL OF JET FUEL and exploded. » 2/27/12 10:48pm 2/27/12 10:48pm

Elderly man almost barbecued by exploding Hoveround

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. » 8/04/11 4:30pm 8/04/11 4:30pm

Nick Heidfeld's Formula One car exploded in 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. » 8/01/11 2:30pm 8/01/11 2:30pm

Watch this Turkish badass save a neighborhood from a burning tanker…

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. » 3/15/11 12:30pm 3/15/11 12:30pm

Ethanol train explosion seen for 20 miles

A train pulling tankers full of ethanol derailed and exploded in rural Ohio this weekend, sending up a fireball that could be seen 20 miles away. No one was hurt, but the train's conductor is probably never using E85 again. » 2/07/11 2:30pm 2/07/11 2:30pm

Hydrogen Car Filling Station Goes BOOM!

Two hydrogen tanks exploded yesterday at an alternative fuel station near the Rochester airport that supplies fuel for GM. A gas station employee was treated for second-degree burns, flights were delayed, and Hindenburg jokes were made. [D&C via AutoBlog] » 8/27/10 2:30pm 8/27/10 2:30pm

This Is What Happens When Michael Bay Comes To Town

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. » 7/23/10 2:15pm 7/23/10 2:15pm

The History of the Car Bomb

This weekend's attempted Times Square bombing reminded us of the dangers of "the workhorse of urban terrorism" — the car bomb. Mike Davis gave TomDispatch this history of the first modern car bomb, mere miles from Times Square. —Ed. » 5/03/10 2:45pm 5/03/10 2:45pm

VIDEO: When New York Manholes Explode

Flames shot up from manholes yesterday afternoon just north of Times Square when underground cables started a three-alarm fire under Manhattan streets. Here's video. » 4/07/10 10:30am 4/07/10 10:30am

I-75 Tanker Explosion Collapses Nine Mile Rd Overpass In Metro Detroit

A tanker truck and several other semi trucks were involved in a large accident on northbound I-75 in Metro Detroit. The tanker impacted with such force that it exploded, collapsing the Nine Mile Rd overpass. » 7/15/09 10:24pm 7/15/09 10:24pm

Moscow SWAT Team Unjustly Profiles Black Porsche Cayenne

Ready to ambush escaping bank robbers said to be driving a black Porsche Cayenne, a Moscow SWAT team initially targets the wrong car with extreme prejudice. Can't we all just get along? » 4/23/09 10:15am 4/23/09 10:15am

CNG-Powered City Bus Explodes In Thailand, Demonstrates Importance Of…

A city bus explosion at a Bangkok natural gas filling station last week appears to highlight the dangers of responding to higher gas prices with slapdash propulsion conversions. According to records, the formerly diesel-powered bus was converted using a shipment of used parts from China and had not registered with the… » 8/13/08 11:20am 8/13/08 11:20am

Call 911! Explosion In Porsche Factory Stops Production

An explosion took place in Porsche's main factory in Zuffenhausen early this morning, temporarily stopping production of the 911. It's believed that gas leaked from a PVC oven in the paint room, causing the explosion. Two workers suffered minor injuries, there's no word yet on the extent of damage to the vehicles.… » 2/25/08 8:15am 2/25/08 8:15am