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Kyle Mizokami Kyle Mizokami Aug 14, 2019. 21 comments

What Really Happened On The Deadliest Single Day In Coast Guard History?

What Really Happened On The Deadliest Single Day In Coast Guard History?
Foxtrot AlphaTech and news from the world of modern defense.  

The sinking of the ammunition ship USS Serpens in January 1945 was the single deadliest day in the history of the Coast Guard. The gigantic explosion, which killed 250 sailors and almost vaporized the ship, was blamed on an accident involving the ship’s explosive cargo. Now, new allegations push the theory that the ship was...

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Mar 19, 2018. 15 comments

Watch These Cars Blow Up For Some Reason

Watch These Cars Blow Up For Some Reason

Slow motion explosions are cool. I guess that’s why Autoblog has started a new YouTube series that is literally just slow motion video of cars exploding. I’m not complaining.

I looked to the video description with some hope of an explanation for why these cars are exploding:

In the CarBoom! premiere, two unlucky clunkers go up against explosive foes: a confetti explosion and a giant...

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Mar 03, 2018. 22 comments

Truck Explodes After Swerving To Avoid Mattresses On The New Jersey Turnpike

Truck Explodes After Swerving To Avoid Mattresses On The New Jersey Turnpike

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.

Warning: the videos linked below depict a graphic accident that resulted in the death of a person.

A cargo van was seen carrying mattresses which...

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Stef Schrader Stef Schrader Nov 01, 2017. 16 comments

This Drag Racing Eclipse's Transmission Explosion Is Completely Terrifying

This Drag Racing Eclipse's Transmission Explosion Is Completely Terrifying

Happy Halloween, everybody. Want some real terror to make you jump ten feet in the air and possibly soil your pants? This is it. Watch a man somehow avoid getting wounded by his own third gear.

Jett Racing driver/owner Collin Willshire has one of the baddest 2002 Mitsubishi Eclipses in existence, complete with the ability to smoke the rear meats like this car always deserved. Its...

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Andrew P Collins Andrew P Collins Oct 14, 2017. 17 comments

Let's Blow Up The Rocks On The Road

Let's Blow Up The Rocks On The Road

In Mono County, California you’ll find beautiful, mountainous wildland. And sometimes those mountains drop really big boulders onto the road. For the local road workers, those are the best days on the job.

As you can see in this public service announcement, the men and women of Caltrans District 9 are charged with keeping the infrastructure operational in Mono County.

Last week, about ten big...

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Jason Torchinsky Jason Torchinsky Sep 24, 2017. 24 comments

Watch This Poor Guy Justifiably Freak Out As His New Mercedes Explodes

Watch This Poor Guy Justifiably Freak Out As His New Mercedes Explodes

Look, I know we’re all probably going to laugh at the way this guy freaks out and shrieks and screams at his first burning, then exploding 2015 Mercedes C300. I get it. But, you have to feel for the guy – he just dropped over $40K on a nearly-new Benz, and it goes all Hindenburg on him? He has every right to lose his shit.

This happened on the middle of the Glenn Jackson Bridge...

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Stef Schrader Stef Schrader Sep 20, 2017. 18 comments

NASCAR Crew Member Caught In Middle Of Giant Fireball

NASCAR Crew Member Caught In Middle Of Giant Fireball

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.

Fortunately, the safety crews acted fast and no one appeared to be critically injured, including the crew member who was right in the middle of the explosion. According to USA...

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Sep 19, 2017. 16 comments

Transformers 5 Movie Set Uses Big Car To Crash Like A Robot

Transformers 5 Movie Set Uses Big Car To Crash Like A Robot

If you’re like me and have thoroughly enjoyed at least one of the soon-to-be five movies in the Transformers franchise, you probably know that all of the gritty explosion-ness and car flipping is mostly done for real, just minus the giant robots. But how do they convincingly get all those cars to flip?

Well, Michael Bay’s answer is pretty straightforward (as is his directing technique)....

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Erik Shilling Erik Shilling Sep 08, 2017. 11 comments

Car Explodes Because Of, Uh, Air Freshener

Car Explodes Because Of, Uh, Air Freshener

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 the engine on then bang.”

Druitt suffered only minor injuries in the incident,

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Aug 21, 2017. 24 comments

Truckload Of Airbag Parts Explodes En Route To Takata Plant, Killing Woman Inside Her Home (Updated)

Truckload Of Airbag Parts Explodes En Route To Takata Plant, Killing Woman Inside Her Home (Updated)

A woman was killed in her home by an explosion Monday morning involving a truckload of airbag detonation triggers which was on its way to a Takata automotive parts plant, according to multiple reports.

According to Conexion Del Rio, 69 year-old Lucila Robles was killed in her home following by the explosion of a truckload of airbag detonators that crashed in front of the house.

From the...

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Aug 19, 2017. 20 comments

Surfer Claims Exploding iPhone 7 Destroyed His Car

Surfer Claims Exploding iPhone 7 Destroyed His Car

An Australian surfer is claiming his car was scorched after his brand-new iPhone 7, which was wrapped up in some clothing in his car for a few hours, spontaneous combusted, according to a report from Yahoo News.

Mat Jones, a surfer on the south coast of Australia, claims he returned from a surfing lesson to find his car’s windows blacked out with smoke. He opened the door to find his clothes...

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Jason Torchinsky Jason Torchinsky Aug 19, 2017. 23 comments

Out-Of-Control Uber Slams Into Gas Pump And Explodes In A Fireball

Out-Of-Control Uber Slams Into Gas Pump And Explodes In A Fireball

An Uber passenger in Seattle had either the best or worst trip of her life, depending on how she feels about live re-enactments of action movies. That’s because the Nissan Xterra Uber the 40-year-old woman was riding in hit a car, lost control, and drove right through a gas pump, causing a massive fireball.

The surveillance video of the wreck really does look like something out of some crappy...

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David Tracy David Tracy Aug 18, 2017. 23 comments

Watch A Car Violently Explode During A Dyno Pull

Watch A Car Violently Explode During A Dyno Pull

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.

There’s not much information on this video clip, but the explosive car in question looks to be a second generation Volkswagen Gol from Brazil. Based on the severity of the explosion, I wouldn’t be...

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Jason Torchinsky Jason Torchinsky Aug 18, 2017. 19 comments

This Exploding Taxi Looks It's From An Action Movie, Except It's Actually Terrifying

This Exploding Taxi Looks It's From An Action Movie, Except It's Actually Terrifying

A Toyota Wish taxi was involved in a wreck yesterday near the Buona Vista MRT station in Singapore yesterday, and that otherwise minor crash seems to have triggered a fire that led to an alarmingly massive explosion of the taxi. Four people were injured, including the taxi driver and a firefighter, but thankfully no one was killed.

The explosion was caught from several angles, all of which...

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Aug 17, 2017. 22 comments

Car Crushed After Russians Forgot They Were Pumping Up A Massive Three-Ton Tire

Car Crushed After Russians Forgot They Were Pumping Up A Massive Three-Ton Tire

A Toyota Corolla owned by the accountant of a Russian scrapyard was completely crushed after yard workers forgot they were pumping a 6,000-pound tire with air, causing it to explode and land on her car. Nobody was injured, but it scared the shit out of a dog.

Video of the explosion shows the over-three-ton tire explode into a cloud of dust and disappear into the sky, only to come flying back...

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Stef Schrader Stef Schrader Aug 16, 2017. 23 comments

Don't Vacuum Gasoline (Watch And You'll Understand)

Don't Vacuum Gasoline (Watch And You'll Understand)

Vacuums are utterly wonderful, brush-filled devices full of enough staticky dust, fuzz and debris to make your hair stand on end. Naturally, you do not want to suck a flammable substance such as gasoline into that potentially spark-filled environment. One woman at a Florida gas station learned that lesson the hard way. The explosion-ey way.

A woman using the Shuttle Car Wash in Titusville,...

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