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Amazingly, no one was injured in this Jay, Maine paper mill explosion. And as an interesting bonus we have the commentary of all the guys in their trucks watching the whole thing go down. Around a minute in, the pulp starts to land.

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The video doesn't offer much explanation as to why these guys are detonating anything at the end of this pipe, but holy crap. The sound and speed is reminiscent of a jet breaking the sound barrier. Surprisingly, the op says that only basic earplugs are required for protection against this monster.

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Quora User Explains Why Cutting a Tomato Won't Cause an Explosion

We feel dumb admitting this, but we've definitely had this question too. Turns out there's a few reasons people don't frequently die in nuclear explosions every time someone tries to prepare a salad. For another interesting thing regarding the physics of nuclear explosions, here's the time tumblr uncovered the legend of the fastest manhole cover ever.

Quora user get answer to question of if cutting a tomato could split an atom | If cooking, and cut tomato, is there chance knife would split an atom while slices into tomato cause nuclear explosion?
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29 Terrifying Signs That Scarier Than They Ought to Be

You wouldn't think there could be so many threats out there, but apparently every machine, animal and tree is trying to get you. Some signs are intentionally scary, some are just spooky by circumstance. Either way, all these scary signs have something about them that makes you go "aw hell no."

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If it was tempting before, this video should dissuade you from lighting off fireworks in your car. No injuries, except to insurance premiums.

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Things got a little explosive when these Russian war games didn't go according to plan. 

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YouTubers The Slo Mo Guys make something out of nothing. They can take the smallest item and show why destroying it is so cool. By setting these small but combustible batteries ablaze, we get to see these tight little explosions for what they are: Awesome. 

Watch batteries are one thing, but when you get to the Double As, things get lit. In slo mo, they look like friggin' rocket ships or something. It rocks. 

In slo mo, they look even cooler. 


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"I don't know the car could explode?"

Men always listen to your passengers, whether you're too proud to ask for directions or you're driving past a flaming wreckage.

This video comes straight out of Charlotte, NC, where a rubbernecker and his family drove past a car fire. Slowing down to see what's happening, the driver's female passenger asks to move away from the car. Why? Because it might explode. Then it does. 

Keep driving.