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2nd Jul '17 2:06:25 PM ObsequiousEscargot
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* Averted in Steven Spielberg's ''The Duel''. Dennis Weaver is chased by a tanker truck all that time, [[spoiler:and it doesn't even explode?!]] Poor Dennis.
2nd Jul '17 11:33:40 AM nombretomado
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** And just to show that someone (probably ''thousands'' of "someones") have far too much free time on their hands, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minovsky_particles#Minovsky_Ultracompact_Fusion_Reactor this page]] on TheOtherWiki relating to the AppliedPhlebotinum specific to ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' includes a discussion on exactly why Mobile Suits are Made of Explodium.

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** And just to show that someone (probably ''thousands'' of "someones") have far too much free time on their hands, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minovsky_particles#Minovsky_Ultracompact_Fusion_Reactor this page]] on TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki relating to the AppliedPhlebotinum specific to ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' includes a discussion on exactly why Mobile Suits are Made of Explodium.
23rd Jun '17 4:07:50 AM Andyroid
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* In ''VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird'', there's a mission where you have to rescue a potential ally from a BDSM club with him pulling a pony cart that you and Pierce are riding. The Morningstar follow suit, but when you shoot the gimps pulling the carts, they explode like if you had destroyed any other vehicle.
** The sequel gives you superpowers one of which is basically a fire blast. With an upgrade any enemy killed by the fire blast will explode, possibly setting nearby [=NPCs=]/vehicles on fire. Add that to the fact vehicles explode when damaged enough anyway, battles can get [[StuffBlowingUp interesting.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird'', there's a mission where you have to rescue a potential ally from a BDSM club with him pulling a pony cart that you and Pierce are riding. The Morningstar follow suit, but when you shoot the gimps pulling the carts, they explode like if you had destroyed any other vehicle.
** The sequel
vehicle.[[note]]WordOfGod is they just used the same physics engine for cars as for the pony carts, and kept the explosions in because [[RuleOfFunny a good chunk of the development team thought it was funny]].[[/note]]
* ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV''
gives you superpowers superpowers, one of which is basically a fire blast. With an upgrade any enemy killed by the fire blast will explode, possibly setting nearby [=NPCs=]/vehicles on fire. Add that to the fact vehicles explode when damaged enough anyway, battles can get [[StuffBlowingUp interesting.]]
7th Jun '17 10:18:08 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halifax_Explosion The Halifax Explosion of 1917]].

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halifax_Explosion The Halifax Explosion of 1917]]. It was caused when a passenger ship (the ''Imo'') hit a ship carrying thousands of pounds of explosives. The accident caused a fire on board, and the crew [[ScrewThis exited Dodge as fast as possible]], leaving the ship to drift against the docks. While it was there, the fire reached the cargo, and then everything exploded.
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.
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