"Yar. Must be Exploding Tuesday."
— Bikke the Pirate, 8-Bit Theater
"Bodies explode every day, Fighter. That's just science fact."
—Thief, 8-Bit Theater
"Law of Inherent Combustability: Everything explodes. Everything."
"You know, you don't have to blow everything up. Especially if you don't have THE EXPLOSION!"
— The Nostalgia Critic (reviewing Mortal Kombat Annihilation)
"How does he know that? Is it because he knows he's in a film, where everything which crashes into everything else automatically blows up?"
Giriko: You were all happy about taking out that golem, huh? You thought you killed me, right? Right?! There's no way a human would explode like that, is there!?
Maka: B...but... Arachne exploded when she died...
Giriko: Eh?! Are you for real!!? Sweet!!
"The secret to goblin engineering has nothing to do with keeping things from exploding. It has everything to do with directing the explosions exactly where you want them."
— A very astute Goblin, World of Warcraft
"By the way, everything'' explodes. boom! Bug-monster falls on building — boom! Spear with bowling ball gets thrown — boom! Monster uses drill — boom! Pole gets thrown — boom! boom! boooom!! ... I'd be afraid to live in this world where everything is ignitable. If you stub your toe, hit your head or trip and fall, you'll go BOOM! ... That makes no sense, but who cares? boom! boom! boom!! boooom!! boooooom!!!..."
"Why did that blow up? Did we wire this place to self-destruct or something?!"
— Gordon Freeman, Freeman's Mind
It is hypergolic with every known fuel, and so rapidly hypergolic that no ignition delay has ever been measured. It is also hypergolic with such things as cloth, wood, and test engineers, not to mention asbestos, sand, and water — with which it reacts explosively. It can be kept in some of the ordinary structural metals — steel, copper, aluminium, etc. — because of the formation of a thin film of insoluble metal fluoride which protects the bulk of the metal, just as the invisible coat of oxide on aluminium keeps it from burning up in the atmosphere. If, however, this coat is melted or scrubbed off, and has no chance to reform, the operator is confronted with the problem of coping with a metal-fluorine fire. For dealing with this situation, I have always recommended a good pair of running shoes.
— John D Clark, Ignition: An Informal History of Liquid Rocket Propellants on chlorine trifluoride
Robo: Maybe, but my years with Mr. Tesla have taught me that there's one underlying principle common to all existence.
Charles Fort: And that would be?
Robo: Everything explodes.
— Atomic Robo and the Shadow from Beyond Time
Tater Hater: Why does pretty much everything in the kitchen explode?
Orange: Aw, come on, Tater Hater. Not everything in the kitchen explodes. Just look at that carrot! He's hasn't blown up yet!
Baby Carrot: (laughs) Yeah, guys. I haven't exploded! (Baby Carrot explodes all over the kitchen)
Nitro groups, as even people who've never taken a chemistry class know, can lead to firey booms, and putting six of them on one molecule can only lead to such. And since there are six nitrogens and six nitro groups, the first assumption must be that these are all bonded to each other. I mean, come on, leaving the nitro groups attached to the carbons is for wimps. So that means that someone, somewhere, has perversely made a poly-N-nitro cage compound, as if they'd been dared to cram the most bond energy into the smallest space.
— Derek Lowe, Things I Won't Work With: Hexanitrohexaazaisowurtzitane
Parker: Does it blow up?
Hardison: Not everything blows up, Parker.
Parker: Everything blows up, silly.
"It's as if Michael Bay was working for IKEA!"