I realize that airbags have saved countless lives since they were introduced in the early ‘70s, but that doesn’t make the idea of having a giant pillow explode in your face any less terrifying. Especially after watching the explosive mechanism that fills an airbag in just 0.03 seconds detonate in super slow motion.
New York Police have a male suspect in custody after an explosion Monday morning in the subways below the Port Authority bus terminal in midtown Manhattan, leaving four injured. Police arrested Ullah Akayed, 27, a Brooklyn resident who came to the U.S. seven years ago from Bangladesh, an NYPD spokesperson told…
Lavon Miller, the owner of Plain City, Ohio’s Firepunk Diesel, has been building and testing engines for years now, but he never had one blow up on him like this six-cylinder diesel did on Thursday, which he got up to 2,200 horsepower before things went south. He’s still investigating exactly what went wrong.
A gas station clerk in Bulgaria tried to stop a customer from smoking a cigarette while refueling his car. After a few brief words, security footage shows the clerk opted for the overkill method of resolving the issue.
Some time in late January 2014, in the middle of a blizzard, I was driving over the old Kosciuszko Bridge in my Saturn Ion when someone clipped me from behind, my car turned sideways, and I ran head first into a wall. No one was hurt, but my car was totaled. I blame the snow, not the bridge, but, still, fuck that…
Elon Musk has been sitting on a trove of spectacular fail videos from the SpaceX archives, and on August 31st he promised to release a blooper reel with “some epic explosion footage.” This morning, he made good on that promise. Now you can watch many millions of dollars go kaboom in just over two minutes.
This is yet another great reason to quit smoking. Yesterday, a Ford Focus exploded in Southend, England. The car’s driver, a 51-year-old woman named Sharon Victoria Druitt, had just purchased some air freshener. She later outlined what happened next: “I put the air freshener in the backseat, lit a cigarette, turned…
“Oh, it’s so majestic! Watch it zoom around those trees! It gets so close to the grass! It goes upside down! It swoops over the crowd! It’s heading straight for the ground! It’s heading straight for the ground!! It’s heading straight for the ground!!! It’s hea——”
The Belaz 75710 is, put simply, one big fat freaking dump truck. You could fit a decent Brooklyn apartment inside a tire on this thing. And when one of them catches on fire, the boom is roughly supernova-sized.
The typically recommended tire pressure for most of us is between 30 to 35 PSI. Of course, we’ve all wondered what would happen if we just kept filling up the tire and didn’t stop until something happened.
A thousand feet down the track, the supercharger on Sean Belt’s nitro-burning iron big block Chevy exploded. Here’s as good a view of that explosion as you’re gonna get.
This particular engine we’re looking at has four strokes: the intake, the compression, the combustion (or power), and the exhaust. Smarter Every Day visited the guys of 805 Road King and their see through engine to show us exactly what’s going on in an engine when we fire it up and it’s pretty fascinating stuff.
You might think there’s nothing refined about gasoline being pumped into your car’s engine to create big, loud, hot explosions. But one look at those gorgeous explosions and you might think these dirty gas engines are a bit more sophisticated than you gave them credit for.
This Frankenstein BMW 2002 is on the prowl. Body swapped with an E30 325iX, this 2002 is the stuff of Fury Road dreams. And it’s out for blood.
Of course you’re always careful and sober when you make that summer trip across state lines to pack the trunk of your car with fireworks. Doesn’t stop you from wondering– what if they went off in here? Here’s that idea taken way too far.
Yet another Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phone has exploded in a public place—an airport, in fact!—in the wake of an official recall from US regulators last month. The latest incident of an exploding Note 7 phone happened during the boarding process of Southwest Flight 994 to Baltimore at Louisville International Airport on…
Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 phones have had a busy couple of weeks. They’re exploding all over the place, and as a result, the company has been forced to issue a massive recall and stop shipments of new phones. Oh, and now the spark-happy gadgets apparently set some poor guy’s Jeep ablaze.
You know how in movies like Fast and Furious, cars somehow manage to explode in unrealistic, over-the-top displays of cinematic excess? Sometimes it happens in real life. In Russia.
I’ve always thought that as long as no one died, all explosions were cool. Turns out I’m wrong. Very wrong.
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: