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9th Dec '17 2:13:53 AM StFan
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* ''Series/{{Mythbusters}}'' tested the "Little Mikey's stomach ruptured from a mixture of Pop Rocks and soda" myth. It failed.

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* ''Series/{{Mythbusters}}'' ''Series/MythBusters'' tested the "Little Mikey's stomach ruptured from a mixture of Pop Rocks and soda" myth. It failed.



** Similarly, an episode of ''Series/{{MADtv}}'' spoofed on Oprah. In the sketch, she was depicted as hugely fat, but hid it with some magic cameras. When she discovered that she was being filmed with the wrong camera, she goes berserk and starts to swell, then explodes all over the audience.

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** * Similarly, an episode of ''Series/{{MADtv}}'' ''Series/MadTV'' spoofed on Oprah. In the sketch, she was depicted as hugely fat, but hid it with some magic cameras. When she discovered that she was being filmed with the wrong camera, she goes berserk and starts to swell, then explodes all over the audience.






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-->There came a hideous thunder-clap --\\

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-->There -->''There came a hideous thunder-clap --\\



The breadcrumbs and the tea.

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The breadcrumbs and the tea.''



-->His old nurse cried, much disgusted
-->"There, just when I've swept and dusted,
-->Drat the boy! He's gone and busted
-->Making such a mess."
-->While the painful task of peeling
-->Thomas off the walls and ceiling
-->Gave his family a feeling
-->Of sincere distress.

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-->His -->''His old nurse cried, much disgusted
-->"There,
disgusted\\
"There,
just when I've swept and dusted,
-->Drat
dusted,\\
Drat
the boy! He's gone and busted
-->Making
busted\\
Making
such a mess."
-->While
"\\
While
the painful task of peeling
-->Thomas
peeling\\
Thomas
off the walls and ceiling
-->Gave
ceiling\\
Gave
his family a feeling
-->Of
feeling\\
Of
sincere distress.''






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* In the ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' episode "Just One Bite", Spongebob warns Squidward not to eat so many Krabby Patties at one time.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' episode "Just One Bite", Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] warns Squidward not to eat so many Krabby Patties at one time.



'''Spongebob:''' No! It'll go right to your thighs!\\

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'''Spongebob:''' '''[=SpongeBob=]:''' No! It'll go right to your thighs!\\



''(camera pans down to Squidward's bloated lower half)''\\
'''Spongebob:''' ...[[CueCardPause And THEN you'll blow up!]]\\
''(Squidward explodes and we cut to Squidward's head attached to an IV in the back of an ambulance with a paramedic)''\\

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''(camera ''[camera pans down to Squidward's bloated lower half)''\\
'''Spongebob:''' ...
half]''\\
'''[=SpongeBob=]:''' ...
[[CueCardPause And THEN you'll blow up!]]\\
''(Squidward ''[Squidward explodes and we cut to Squidward's head attached to an IV in the back of an ambulance with a paramedic)''\\paramedic]''\\






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* The purpose of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wasp_knife wasp knife]].
5th Dec '17 10:01:58 AM XndrK
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* In ''WebOriginal/AnotherKingdom'', during the sewer escape scene, the [[MuckMonster sewer beast]] kills a prison guard this way.

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1st Dec '17 4:24:06 AM Troperinik
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': Happens to Mr. Cat in one episode when he swells up after having an allergic reaction.
13th Oct '17 1:16:47 AM MetaFour
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* ''Literature/AesopsFables:'' In "The Frog and the Ox," the frog insists that he can be as big and awe-inspiring as the ox if he just tries hard enough. He inhales air to inflate himself larger and larger, until he explodes.
13th Oct '17 1:12:50 AM MetaFour
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** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks'', the second boss Fraaz has this happen to it upon its defeat having lost control of its BalloonBelly superpower.

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** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks'', the second boss Fraaz has this happen to it upon its defeat having lost control of its BalloonBelly [[InflatingBodyGag self-inflation]] superpower.
11th Oct '17 2:19:05 PM MetaFour
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This is when BalloonBelly is taken to its logical conclusion. Fill a human or some body part with enough food, water, air, etc. and they will eventually burst. Of course, when this is applied to DeathByGluttony, it's usually PlayedForLaughs. There is little actual TruthInTelevision to this, as, while the skin can indeed rupture, it wouldn't do so drastically in most cases. Even barring that, the internal organs you are filling (stomach, lungs, nasal area) would rupture long before the skin itself. Yet in fiction, the rupture is simply measured by the body exploding.

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This is when InflatingBodyGag or BalloonBelly is taken to its logical conclusion. Fill a human or some body part with enough food, water, air, etc. and they will eventually burst. Of course, when this is applied to DeathByGluttony, it's usually PlayedForLaughs. There is little actual TruthInTelevision to this, as, while the skin can indeed rupture, it wouldn't do so drastically in most cases. Even barring that, the internal organs you are filling (stomach, lungs, nasal area) would rupture long before the skin itself. Yet in fiction, the rupture is simply measured by the body exploding.
17th Aug '17 5:10:43 PM VelvetPierrot
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** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks'', the second boss Fraaz has this happen to it upon its defeat having lost control of its BalloonBelly superpower.



* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks'', the second boss Fraaz has this happen to it upon its defeat having lost control of its BalloonBelly superpower.
17th Aug '17 11:32:36 AM WanderingBrowser
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* A variation that sits halfway between this trope and ExplosiveDecompression can be found in a Silver Age ''ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk'' story[[note]]Incredible Hulk #165: To Become A God[[/note]]: at the story's climax, Hulk leads his new friends, a band of mutant humans descended from a MadScientist and his mobile deep-sea colony, to the surface. Unfortunately, they realize too late that the mutations they developed to survive at the bottom of the ocean makes them overpressurized for the far lighter atmosphere of the surface, and they all explode. Hulk can only watch in horror and weep over the foolishness of father and son, [[PoorCommunicationKils which lead to this whole tragedy]].

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* A variation that sits halfway between this trope and ExplosiveDecompression can be found in a Silver Age ''ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk'' story[[note]]Incredible Hulk #165: To Become A God[[/note]]: at the story's climax, Hulk leads his new friends, a band of mutant humans descended from a MadScientist and his mobile deep-sea colony, to the surface. Unfortunately, they realize too late that the mutations they developed to survive at the bottom of the ocean makes them overpressurized for the far lighter atmosphere of the surface, and they all explode. Hulk can only watch in horror and weep over the foolishness of father and son, [[PoorCommunicationKils [[PoorCommunicationKills which lead to this whole tragedy]].
17th Aug '17 11:31:29 AM WanderingBrowser
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* A variation that sits halfway between this trope and ExplosiveDecompression can be found in a Silver Age ''ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk'' story[[note]]Incredible Hulk #165: To Become A God[[/note]]: at the story's climax, Hulk leads his new friends, a band of mutant humans descended from a MadScientist and his mobile deep-sea colony, to the surface. Unfortunately, they realize too late that the mutations they developed to survive at the bottom of the ocean makes them overpressurized for the far lighter atmosphere of the surface, and they all explode. Hulk can only watch in horror and weep over the foolishness of father and son, [[PoorCommunicationKils which lead to this whole tragedy]].

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13th Aug '17 4:11:46 PM Carliro
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* The planned (and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjwpIa9hVkg storyboarded]]) death for [[spoiler:Nauls]] in ''[[Film/TheThing1982 The Thing]]'', wherein a tentacle moves up his body and explodes his head.
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