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2nd Feb '16 1:55:47 PM ANTMuddle
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* Film/BlazingSaddles: "Mongo like candy." Mongo open box. Mongo not know what next.
31st Jan '16 7:50:46 PM samanato
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** The Hindenburg deflagration (no part of it exploded) was caused by static discharge igniting the doping (paint) on its outer skin. At least one NASA scientist claimed that the vast majority of the hydrogen contained in its gas bags simply escaped into the upper atmosphere without burning, and claimed the main blame lay with the doping, which contained significant amounts of aluminum powder and iron oxide, which can, in the correct proportions, form [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermite thermite]]. Tests by the Series/MythBusters indicated that it was actually a combination of these two theories: The doping was responsible for the brightness of the flames (and, contrary to a major argument put forth by detractors of the incendiary paint theory, actually did cause some minor thermite reactions), while hydrogen was the main cause of the speed and severity of the burn. So, really, it was ''doubly'' Made of Explodium (well, Made of Incendium, but you get the idea).
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** The Hindenburg deflagration (no part of it exploded) (technically not an explosion) was caused by static discharge igniting the doping (paint) on its outer skin. At least one NASA scientist claimed that the vast majority of the hydrogen contained in its gas bags simply escaped into the upper atmosphere without burning, and claimed the main blame lay with the doping, which contained significant amounts of aluminum powder and iron oxide, which can, in the correct proportions, form [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermite thermite]]. Tests by the Series/MythBusters indicated that it was actually a combination of these two theories: The doping was responsible for the brightness of the flames (and, contrary to a major argument put forth by detractors of the incendiary paint theory, actually did cause some minor thermite reactions), while hydrogen was the main cause of the speed and severity of the burn. So, really, it was ''doubly'' Made of Explodium (well, Made of Incendium, but you get the idea).

** Under ''very'' specific conditions, however, nuclear fusion is explosive. Consider a Sun-like star, that has exhausted its central hydrogen and contains an inert core composed of helium. This core compresses and gets hotter until helium fusion starts. However, since the core is so dense it cannot expand to counter the excess energy produced by helium burning[[note]]Normally, a stellar core would expand if energy production increases[[/note]], a runaway fusion called [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helium_flash Helium flash]], ''that during the few seconds it lasts produces so much energy as an entire galaxy'', ensues, ending when the core re-expands, cools down, and fuses helium stably[[note]]However, since the energy produced in the flash is entirely used to expand the core, its effects are not visible in the outside. Also, massive stars do not experiment it as helium burning begins before their cores become so dense[[/note]]. A similar process, the so-called [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_detonation carbon detonation]] as [[CaptainObvious it involves carbon instead of helium]], occurs in a type of supernovae. In that case ''the entire star goes boom''.
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** Under ''very'' specific conditions, however, nuclear fusion is explosive. Consider a Sun-like star, that has exhausted its central hydrogen and contains an inert core composed of helium. This core compresses and gets hotter until helium fusion starts. However, since the core is so dense it cannot expand to counter the excess energy produced by helium burning[[note]]Normally, a stellar core would expand if energy production increases[[/note]], a runaway fusion called [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helium_flash Helium flash]], ''that during the few seconds it lasts produces so much energy as an entire galaxy'', ensues, ending when the core re-expands, cools down, and fuses helium stably[[note]]However, since the energy produced in the flash is entirely used to expand the core, its effects are not visible in the outside. Also, massive stars do not experiment it as helium burning begins before their cores become so dense[[/note]]. A similar process, the so-called [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_detonation carbon detonation]] as [[CaptainObvious it involves carbon instead of helium]], occurs in a type of supernovae.supernova. In that case ''the entire star goes boom''.

*** ''[[http://pipeline.corante.com/archives/2011/11/11/things_i_wont_work_with_hexanitrohexaazaisowurtzitane.php Hexanitrohexaazaisowurtzitane aka CL-20]]''. Because regular Nitro wasn't 'splody enough and even more hilarious there's a 1 to 1 mixture with of this stuff with TNT that's results in a product more stable than the pure CL-20 yes a [[ViolationOfCommonSense explosive that gets more stable mixing with another explosive]]
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*** ''[[http://pipeline.corante.com/archives/2011/11/11/things_i_wont_work_with_hexanitrohexaazaisowurtzitane.php Hexanitrohexaazaisowurtzitane aka CL-20]]''. Because regular Nitro wasn't 'splody enough and even enough. Even more hilarious there's hilarious, a 1 to 1 mixture with of this stuff with TNT that's results in a product is more stable than the pure CL-20 yes a CL-20. Yes, an [[ViolationOfCommonSense explosive that gets more stable mixing mixed with another explosive]]explosive]].

* Acetone diperoxide (and the closely related triperoxide thereof), also known as "Satan's Mother", is a staple of back-alley chemists and would-be terrorists worldwide for being easy to synthesize. It is notable in that it is the only remotely practical high explosive that does not contain nitrogen in any way, shape or form (and thus is undetectable for sniffer dogs and bomb detectors which are attuned to the smell of nitrogen compounds). It is also notable for being extremely touchy, especially when made by a typical back alley chemist from impure ingredients.
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* Acetone diperoxide (and the closely related triperoxide thereof), peroxide[[note]]consisting in three forms, most commonly triacetone triperoxide, or TATP[[/note]], also known as "Satan's Mother", "Mother of Satan", is a staple of back-alley chemists and would-be terrorists worldwide for being easy to synthesize. It is notable in that it is the only remotely practical high explosive that does not contain nitrogen in any way, shape or form (and thus is undetectable for sniffer dogs and bomb detectors which are attuned to the smell of nitrogen compounds). It is also notable for being extremely touchy, touchy and unpredictable, especially when made by a typical back alley chemist from impure ingredients.ingredients. Most explosives become less sensitive when wet, but TATP tends to sublime and condense into completely dry crystals on an inconvenient surface, that could explode at any moment.

* Acetone diperoxide (and the closely related triperoxide thereof), also known as "Satan's Mother", is a staple of back-alley chemists ** Pistachio nuts are susceptible to spontaneous combustion and would-be terrorists worldwide for being easy to synthesize. It is notable in that it is the only remotely practical high explosive that does not contain nitrogen in any way, shape or form (and thus is undetectable for sniffer dogs and bomb detectors which are attuned to the smell of nitrogen compounds). It is also notable for being extremely touchy, especially explosion when made by a typical back alley chemist from impure ingredients.stored in large quantities and are classed as [[http://thestoneoftear.blogspot.com/2007/05/qi-now-with-explosive-pistachios.html "explosive"]] materials under various cargo transportation guidelines.

* Pistachio nuts are susceptible to spontaneous combustion and explosion when stored in large quantities and are classed as [[http://thestoneoftear.blogspot.com/2007/05/qi-now-with-explosive-pistachios.html "explosive"]] materials under various cargo transportation guidelines.

* 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.
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* 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.
20th Jan '16 11:46:52 AM SolidSonicTH
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** Spraying a big plume of non-dairy coffee creamer into the air then setting it on fire creates a gigantic fireball that almost had Grant reaching for [[BringMyBrownPants a wardrobe change]].
16th Jan '16 2:27:59 PM lorgskyegon
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*** The largest stars have enough mass/gravity to prevent this for a while longer. It will burn through elements, fusing them into larger and larger elements. Then it hits iron, at which point all nuclear fusion stops dead. Then comes the supernova.
15th Jan '16 2:07:10 PM Ohio9
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* In the '''Crusader''' games, pretty much every bit of decoration can explode. The funny thing is, computers can still work even after being blow into pieces!
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* In the '''Crusader''' ''{{VideoGame/Crusader}}'' games, pretty much every bit of decoration can explode. The funny thing is, computers can still work even after being blow into pieces!
7th Jan '16 5:00:13 PM nombretomado
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* Naturally the [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 well-riffed]] ''SpaceMutiny'' doesn't miss out.
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* Naturally the [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 well-riffed]] ''SpaceMutiny'' ''Film/SpaceMutiny'' doesn't miss out.
7th Jan '16 1:10:19 PM nombretomado
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* Everything in ''UchuuSenkanYamato'' that is not the title ship.
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* Everything in ''UchuuSenkanYamato'' ''Anime/UchuuSenkanYamato'' that is not the title ship.
4th Jan '16 10:50:14 PM Blazer
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* In ''ComicBook/OurWorldsAtWar'', the Imperiex Probes are this, as cutting open their armored bodies sets off a chain reaction that leads to a big boom. This is what caused a humongous trench to form where Atlantis used to be, what temporarily took out Wonder Woman and killed her mother Hippolyta.
19th Dec '15 5:15:47 AM MarqFJA
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Related to YouHaveToBurnTheWeb. Also related to UnrelatedEffects, where the focus is on how awesome the weapon causing destruction is, rather than how explode-y the item being destroyed is. See also IncendiaryExponent, CatastrophicCountdown and HairTriggerExplosive. Sister trope to MadeOfIncendium, in which something easily catches fire.
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Related to YouHaveToBurnTheWeb. Also related to UnrelatedEffects, where the focus is on how awesome the weapon causing destruction is, rather than how explode-y the item being destroyed is. See also IncendiaryExponent, CatastrophicCountdown and HairTriggerExplosive. Sister trope to MadeOfIncendium, in which something easily catches fire. fire. Contrast MadeOfIndestructium, which is when something is so ridiculously impervious to physical damage (without the excuse of, say, NighInvulnerability superpowers) that it seems genuinely indestructible.
7th Dec '15 1:28:46 PM thekeyofe
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* Jabba's Sail Barge in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''. Also later in the final space battle, one of the Star Destroyers in the background is hit by a laser bolt from a rebel Calamari Cruiser. The laser bolt doesn't look particularly strong, and the Star Destroyer doesn't appear to be suffering from any visible damage, but regardless the whole ship gets consumed by an explosion like it's UsefulNotes/TheHindenburg. Shortly afterwards, the Super Star Destroyer Executor gets a similar treatment.
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'' ** In ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', after [[AcePilot Wedge]] trips the AT-AT walker, another snowspeeder comes into to finish it off and blows it up with just a few laser blasts into its weak neck armor. ** There are several in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''. *** Jabba's Sail Barge in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''. Also later in Barge. *** In the final space battle, one of the Star Destroyers in the background is hit by a laser bolt from a rebel Calamari Cruiser. The laser bolt doesn't look particularly strong, and the Star Destroyer doesn't appear to be suffering from any visible damage, but regardless the whole ship gets consumed by an explosion like it's UsefulNotes/TheHindenburg. Shortly afterwards, And shortly after that, the Super Star Destroyer Executor gets a similar treatment.treatment when it crashes into the side of the Death Star. *** The shield generator antenna on the Forest Moon of Endor.
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