Jack Beckman’s funny car blew up today at New England Dragway during today’s NHRA qualifying, and yet the most fascinating part of the incident (other than, you know, a healthy Beckman walking away from it) is how calmly he reacts to it in the moments after his car blew up in his face:
Video has now emerged showing the terrifying situation on the interior of the Daallo Airlines flight that suffered an explosive decompression mid-air yesterday, with one person sucked from the aircraft and later found dead, and two others injured.
A Daallo Airlines flight traveling from Somalia to Djibouti in East Africa landed after an explosion tore a gaping hole in the Airbus A321 jet. Two were reportedly injured, though local eyewitness reports say that a “severely burnt body” was spotted falling from the sky.
One of the largest remaining chunks of San Francisco’s Bay Bridge is coming down tomorrow, as engineers continue to dismantle the aging piece of infrastructure. But how to protect the fish and other wildlife in the area as it gets taken down? By blowing bubbles.
A little over a year ago, NASA’s Orbital ATK Antares rocket, with a Cygnus spacecraft onboard, suffered a “catastrophic anomaly” just moments after launch. NASA has now released a stunning new set of previously unseen photos chronicling the disaster.
Got a garage full of car stuff and also some swimming pool stuff? This is why you want to keep all of that stuff separate.
Details remain scant, but there seems to have been an explosion and a resulting fire at the U.S.-controlled Sagamihara General Depot in Sagamihara City, Japan. As you can see in the video below, multiple secondary explosions occurred as the fire raged on following the first detonation.
The chemical explosion in China left forty-four people dead and hundreds injured, not to mention the thousands of brand new Volkswagens that were waiting to be shipped from the port of Tianjin.
A massive explosion has rocked Tianjin, China. Some reports state that it may have been caused by a large gasoline facility detonating, although the accuracy of these reports remains questionable. Supposedly there are casualties and emergency response crews are trying to get to the scene now.
There have been some massive explosions caught on film during the last month of Saudi-led air strikes on Houthi rebel positions, but the result of this particular attack is so enormous you could be mistaken that it’s the kind of mushroom cloud and fallout seen during early tactical nuclear weapons tests.
A Bolt Bus caught fire on the Mass Pike this afternoon and exploded while commuters sped past in adjacent lanes in an incident that, TV reports say, resulted in no injuries but some pretty amazing television. New England Cable News caught the whole thing live:
Ever wondered what would happen if you just kept filling your tire with air?
Remember that story yesterday about the guy who set three cars on fire, because he suspected one of them had bed bugs? You know the guy, the one who doused everything in alcohol? You thought we were joking about that “dramatic re-enactment” photo we used. Well, looking at video of the real thing, we weren’t that far…
I'm fairly sure that if you have access to 192 sticks of dynamite and a Chevrolet Celebrity, this kind of thing just sort of happens.
The engine of this old Ford F-150 was surgically blasted to oblivion from more than a mile away by a 30-kilowatt fiber laser weapon system called ATHENA made by security and aerospace outfit Lockheed Martin. ...Yikes.
An explosion in Manahawkin, New Jersey injured at least 15 people today, including two critically, when a gas main was broken in a house under renovation, and all of it was horrifyingly captured on a dashcam. It appears as if there was some forewarning of a problem, as many of the injured were first responders.
An Antares supply rocket headed for the International Space Station blew to smithereens just above the launch pad last month, and video of it was pretty crazy. But also, it wasn't quite as subway-mumbling insane as it could've been, because the video was from far away. Here's that huge explosion close up.
NHRA held its Auto Club Finals this weekend in Pomona, California, where Jon Capps' Funny Car done blow'd up. Luckily, he escaped the blaze unharmed, but let's watch an amusingly nonchalant announcer narrate the slow-mo inferno.
This group of 2nd Amendment enthusiasts host an "annual range day" where they shoot all kinds of weapons at just about everything. Watch them waste a derelict pickup truck full of exploding targets with an M60 machine gun mounted on a Dodge Durango, because holy moly that's a big bang.