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20th May '17 4:14:51 PM nombretomado
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* The video of "Eat It" by Music/WeirdAlYankovic features a guitarist replicating Eddie VanHalen's work from Music/MichaelJackson's "Beat It". At the end of the solo, he's working the guitar so furiously ... kaboom.

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* The video of "Eat It" by Music/WeirdAlYankovic features a guitarist replicating Eddie VanHalen's Music/VanHalen's work from Music/MichaelJackson's "Beat It". At the end of the solo, he's working the guitar so furiously ... kaboom.
15th May '17 3:26:41 PM CV12Hornet
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* Most torpedoes in WWII were propelled by either steam, electrical, or burner-cycle engines (basically a diesel engine), with experiments into using hydrogen peroxide. Alone among all nations, the Japanese used compressed oxygen to propel their torpedoes, particularly the famous [[http://www.navweaps.com/Weapons/WTJAP_WWII.php Type 93 Long Lance]]. Compressed oxygen gave Japanese torpedoes greater range and speed than their foreign counterparts, and were also wakeless, which meant that they were far harder to spot and evade. The downside, of course, was the compressed oxygen, as elemental oxygen is hideously reactive, meaning any sort of nearby combustion would set them off. And on top of that, the torpedoes were placed right next to the engine compartments. No less than three heavy cruisers - ''Mikuma'', ''Chokai'', and ''Suzuya'' - were sunk by bombs or shells setting off their torpedoes, and that's not counting any of the destroyers or light cruisers that suffered the same fate.
15th May '17 1:19:19 PM morane
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** Many airplanes have had reputation of flying coffin. Messerschmitt 163 ''Komet'' was a [[NotAHyperbole flying crematorium]]. It employed the Walter turbine, and it was prone to explode violently even on the slightest hit. Even ''landing with any fuel on tanks'' could lead into an explosion as the shock could mix the fuel residues with ensuing explosion.

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** Many airplanes have had reputation of flying coffin. Messerschmitt 163 ''Komet'' was a [[NotAHyperbole [[NotHyperbole flying crematorium]]. It employed the Walter turbine, and it was prone to explode violently even on the slightest hit. Even ''landing with any fuel on tanks'' could lead into an explosion as the shock could mix the fuel residues with ensuing explosion.
15th May '17 1:17:31 PM morane
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* Hypergolic fuels. Hypergolic fuels are two-component fuels which ignite from merely being mixed together. Usually one is a strong reductant and the other a strong oxidizer. The asset of hypergolic fuel is that it is air-independent and does not need external supply of oxygen. The downside? Well... there are things better left untold. Perhaps the most famous engine using hypergolic fuels was the WWII German Walter turbine, which used T-stoff (hydrogen peroxide and methanol) as oxidizer and C-stoff (methyl hydrazine and potassium permanganate) as reductant.
** Many airplanes have had reputation of flying coffin. Messerschmitt 163 ''Komet'' was a [[NotAHyperbole flying crematorium]]. It employed the Walter turbine, and it was prone to explode violently even on the slightest hit. Even ''landing with any fuel on tanks'' could lead into an explosion as the shock could mix the fuel residues with ensuing explosion.
** Type XVII and XVIII U-boats were basically Me 163 Komet [[RecycledInSpace under the sea!]] They were the world's first air-independent submarines. Unfortunately, they were AwesomeButImpractical: their fuel cost thousandfold the same as diesel oil would cost, and one single hand grenade, not to speak about depth charges, would have wreaked havoc if exploded in the vicinity. Even the Kriegsmarine had enough sense not to introduce the Walter submarines to service. The Royal Navy built two Walter submarines after the WWII, ''HMS Explorer'' and ''HMS Excalibur''. They gained nicknames ''Exploder'' and ''Excruciator'' amongst the crews. Fortunately the invention of nuclear submarine resolved the question of air-independent submarines.
6th May '17 8:01:58 PM nombretomado
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* Happens in pretty much every Michael Bay-directed movie ever made. Particulary in the ''Franchise/TransformersFilmSeries''. In ''Revenge of the Fallen'', even concrete tubes can explode!
** Even worse in Film/TheRock where a San-Francisco Cable car... a vehicle that has no engine and no electronics (it's propelled by grabbing onto a cable that runs the length of the route and is pulled by a massive stationary motor), explodes at the end of a car chase. Considering the scene in question is often considered the MagnumOpus of car chase scenes, it's not questioned.

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* Happens in pretty much every Michael Bay-directed movie ever made. Particulary Particularly in the ''Franchise/TransformersFilmSeries''. ''Film/TransformersFilmSeries''. In ''Revenge ''[[Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen Revenge of the Fallen'', Fallen]]'', even concrete tubes can explode!
** Even worse in Film/TheRock ''Film/TheRock'' where a San-Francisco Cable car... a vehicle that has no engine and no electronics (it's propelled by grabbing onto a cable that runs the length of the route and is pulled by a massive stationary motor), explodes at the end of a car chase. Considering the scene in question is often considered the MagnumOpus of car chase scenes, it's not questioned.
22nd Apr '17 8:32:22 PM nombretomado
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* [[EveryCarIsAPinto Cars]] and [[YourHeadAsplode heads]] (the collars, so [[JustifiedTrope Justified]]) are included in ''SurvivalOfTheFittest''. In the case of the exploding car, this causes an entire ''building'' to go up in a huge fireball too.

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* [[EveryCarIsAPinto Cars]] and [[YourHeadAsplode heads]] (the collars, so [[JustifiedTrope Justified]]) are included in ''SurvivalOfTheFittest''.''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest''. In the case of the exploding car, this causes an entire ''building'' to go up in a huge fireball too.
16th Apr '17 8:28:07 PM KYCubbie
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* It is theorized that magnetic monopoles may cause the catalyzation of baryon decay. That means if you pass a monopole through a normal atom the atom will decay into a burst of gamma rays and neutrinos. Worse, the monopole is a ''catalyst'' which means that it isn't consumed in the reaction and will go on to cause all the other atoms it meets to decay. Physicist seem to be quite sure that they exist.

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* It is theorized that magnetic monopoles may cause the catalyzation catalysis of baryon decay. That means if you pass a monopole through a normal atom the atom will decay into a burst of gamma rays and neutrinos. Worse, the monopole is a ''catalyst'' which means that it isn't consumed in the reaction and will go on to cause all the other atoms it meets to decay. Physicist Physicists seem to be quite sure that they exist.



* Russian Tanks have an alarming tendency to be this, take the T-72 for example, it has unprotected fuel tanks on the rear, it's autoloader design means that any single point around the turret will have an live shell right next to it, pointed inwards and completely unprotected in case of an ammo explosion and mostly happens to be either A: Rockets B: High Explosive Shells or C: HEAT shells.

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* Russian Tanks tanks have an alarming tendency to be this, take the T-72 for example, it has unprotected fuel tanks on the rear, it's autoloader design means that any single point around the turret will have an live shell right next to it, pointed inwards and completely unprotected in case of an ammo explosion and mostly happens to be either A: Rockets B: High Explosive Shells or C: HEAT shells.



* Noble Gas compounds tend to be ... touchy. The fluorides and oxides are an uneasy partnership of either Fluorine or Oxygen (both of which love stealing electrons) and an element that does not like sharing electrons. Eventually, the Noble Gas will get its electrons back while the Fluorine and Oxygen atoms go off to fluorinate or oxidize something else. Xenon compounds are also known to be among the strongest oxidisers, so even if it doesn't blow up on its own, any trace of organics will make it explode.

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* Noble Gas compounds tend to be ...be... touchy. The fluorides and oxides are an uneasy partnership of either Fluorine or Oxygen (both of which love stealing electrons) and an element that does not like sharing electrons. Eventually, the Noble Gas will get its electrons back while the Fluorine and Oxygen atoms go off to fluorinate or oxidize something else. Xenon compounds are also known to be among the strongest oxidisers, so even if it doesn't blow up on its own, any trace of organics will make it explode.
6th Apr '17 5:33:30 AM Azuaron
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* Played for laughs in ''Film/PlanetTerror'' where zombies cause cars to explode. "We'll take my car." ''Car explodes in the background.'' "We'll take your car."
5th Apr '17 2:19:38 AM Vir
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* [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Pariah]] demons in ''[[NexusWar Nexus Clash]]'' tend to explode early and often, whether as an ActionBomb, via DefeatEqualsExplosion, or, as often as not, because the button to explode is easily clicked by accident. Given the [[BlackComedy nature]] of the series and thus the people playing Pariahs, they tend not to mind. Thanks to GoodBadBugs, it's possible for a Pariah to explode, killing another Pariah, which triggers another explosion, which kills the first Pariah ''again'', which triggers an explosion, etc.

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* [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Pariah]] demons in ''[[NexusWar ''[[VideoGame/NexusWar Nexus Clash]]'' tend to explode early and often, whether as an ActionBomb, via DefeatEqualsExplosion, or, as often as not, because the button to explode is easily clicked by accident. Given the [[BlackComedy nature]] of the series and thus the people playing Pariahs, they tend not to mind. Thanks to GoodBadBugs, it's possible for a Pariah to explode, killing another Pariah, which triggers another explosion, which kills the first Pariah ''again'', which triggers an explosion, etc.
5th Apr '17 2:15:24 AM Vir
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** In one episode, the farmer get injured and the animals try to do his chores in his stead. One of them is gathering eggs from the hens, who they fed milkshakes made with what Freddy thought was pepper but was actually dynamite powder, so the resulting eggs become explosive.

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** In one episode, the farmer get injured and the animals try to do his chores in his stead. One of them is gathering eggs from the hens, who whom they fed milkshakes made with what Freddy thought was pepper but was actually dynamite powder, so the resulting eggs become explosive.
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