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This is not in the least helped by the teachers, as this is a popular position for the [[TheProfessor Professor]] or MadScientist. Often they have left a university or a private research institution, possibly through the roof. Compare DisastrousDemonstration.

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This is not in the least helped by the teachers, as this is a popular position for the [[TheProfessor Professor]] or MadScientist. Often they have left a university or a private research institution, possibly through the roof. Compare DisastrousDemonstration.DisastrousDemonstration and ExplosiveResults.



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* In the WesternAnimation/FoghornLeghorn cartoon "Little Boy Boo", Egghead Jr. is mixing chemicals with his chemistry set. Foggy thinks he's making soda pop and shakes the tube to make it fizz. It promptly explodes.


This is not in the least helped by the teachers, as this is a popular position for the [[TheProfessor Professor]] or MadScientist. Often they have left a university or a private research institution, possibly through the roof. Compare DisastrousDemonstration

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This is not in the least helped by the teachers, as this is a popular position for the [[TheProfessor Professor]] or MadScientist. Often they have left a university or a private research institution, possibly through the roof. Compare DisastrousDemonstrationDisastrousDemonstration.


This is not in the least helped by the teachers, as this is a popular position for the [[TheProfessor Professor]] or MadScientist. Often they have left a university or a private research institution, possibly through the roof.

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This is not in the least helped by the teachers, as this is a popular position for the [[TheProfessor Professor]] or MadScientist. Often they have left a university or a private research institution, possibly through the roof. Compare DisastrousDemonstration


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* This is more or less a part of SpiderMan's origin. He attended a seminar on radioactive energy. The machines used produced a beam of radiowaves between two generators. The generators were not separated from the public, nor were they sealed off to avoid a random spider falling into the beam and biting a certain Peter Parker. In later retellings, an explosion occured.

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* This is more or less a part of SpiderMan's Franchise/SpiderMan's origin. He attended a seminar on radioactive energy. The machines used produced a beam of radiowaves between two generators. The generators were not separated from the public, nor were they sealed off to avoid a random spider falling into the beam and biting a certain Peter Parker. In later retellings, an explosion occured.


* In the ''{{Discworld}}'' of Creator/AAPessimal, Ankh-Morpork's Guild of Assassins School now teaches courses like Applied Exothermic Alchemy, Deployment of Devices, and Bomb Disposal. (how to dispose a bomb so it does exactly what you want it to with regard to the selected target). Teaching staff are not above casually lobbing a Device at a group of students as a sort of practical test of quick hazard recognition, and quick reflexes.

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* In the ''{{Discworld}}'' ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' of Creator/AAPessimal, Ankh-Morpork's Guild of Assassins School now teaches courses like Applied Exothermic Alchemy, Deployment of Devices, and Bomb Disposal. (how to dispose a bomb so it does exactly what you want it to with regard to the selected target). Teaching staff are not above casually lobbing a Device at a group of students as a sort of practical test of quick hazard recognition, and quick reflexes.



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* In ''ComicBook/Superboy1994'' Robert Lai caused an explosion during a High School chemistry class, though he evidently was not following directions at all since he ended up in detention for it.


Nothing on God's green earth is more volatile than the science laboratory materials of a fictional high school. Not even [[TheTokyoFireball Tokyo]]. Experiments can be reasonably expected to combust, detonate, singe off a few eyebrows, scorch the ceiling, blow out windows, force the evacuation of that wing of the building and/or attempt to attack their creators. If they don't, the class GadgeteerGenius [[HomemadeInventions builds a transdimensional collapsatron out of paperclips]].

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Nothing on God's green earth is more volatile than the science laboratory materials of a fictional high school. Not even [[TheTokyoFireball Tokyo]]. Experiments can be reasonably expected to combust, detonate, singe off a few eyebrows, cause AshFace, scorch the ceiling, blow out windows, force the evacuation of that wing of the building and/or attempt to attack their creators. If they don't, the class GadgeteerGenius [[HomemadeInventions builds a transdimensional collapsatron out of paperclips]].


* The original ''Film/TheNuttyProfessor'' opens with Professor Kelp blowing up his classroom.

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* The original ''Film/TheNuttyProfessor'' ''Film/TheNuttyProfessor1963'' opens with Professor Kelp blowing up his classroom.


-->'''Bavistock:''' Well... maybe you didn't understand the article!

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-->'''Bavistock:''' -->'''Fake Bavistock:''' Well... maybe you didn't understand the article!


* In ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderman'' Professor Connors is fighting Peter in his high school, and their battle takes them through the chemistry lab. Connors sees two bottles on the desk, picks them up and mixes them together, and hurls them after Peter before they explode like a grenade. Either the evacuation interrupted what would have been an extremely ill-advised chemistry demonstration, or their universe has some incredibly bad procedures for lab safety. Oh right it's the second one, that's ''why'' a [[FreakLabAccident spider/human]] and a [[ProfessorGuineaPig lizard/human]] are currently battling each other.

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* In ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderman'' ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan'', Professor Connors is fighting Peter in his high school, and their battle takes them through the chemistry lab. Connors sees two bottles on the desk, picks them up and mixes them together, and hurls them after Peter before they explode like a grenade. Either the evacuation interrupted what would have been an extremely ill-advised chemistry demonstration, or their universe has some incredibly bad procedures for lab safety. Oh right Oh, right, it's the second one, that's ''why'' a [[FreakLabAccident spider/human]] and a [[ProfessorGuineaPig lizard/human]] are currently battling each other.


--->'''Hagrid:''' I mean, [[[LampshadeHanging it's always bin a bit of a risk sendin' a kid ter Hogwarts,]] hasn't it? Yer expect accidents, don' yeh, wit hundreds of underage wizards all locked up tergether, but attempted murder, tha's diff'rent.

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--->'''Hagrid:''' I mean, [[[LampshadeHanging [[LampshadeHanging it's always bin a bit of a risk sendin' a kid ter Hogwarts,]] hasn't it? Yer expect accidents, don' yeh, wit hundreds of underage wizards all locked up tergether, but attempted murder, tha's diff'rent.


* In ''Literature/HarryPotter'''s Hogwarts, things blowing up or catching fire is about the least harmful thing that can happen in a classroom. Spilled potions cause boils to sprout all over, or cause whatever they hit to swell to enormous size (whether that's hands, nose, eyeballs, you name it.) Then again, the explosion of the Swelling Solution ''was'' deliberate...
** This is a big part of the reason why ''Hogwarts exists'': underage wizards are expected to make mistakes and/or release accidental magic, and it's better to have them all in one place with competent adults to fix the disasters.
--->'''Hagrid:'''''Yer expect accidents, don' yeh, wit hundreds of underage wizards all locked up tergether, but attempted murder, tha's diff'rent.''
*** And with Magical Medicine, anything that isn't instantly fatal is generally fixable.

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* In ''Literature/HarryPotter'''s ''Literature/HarryPotter'':
** At
Hogwarts, things blowing up or catching fire is about the least harmful thing that can happen in a classroom. Spilled potions cause boils to sprout all over, or cause whatever they hit to swell to enormous size (whether that's hands, nose, eyeballs, you name it.) Then again, the explosion of the Swelling Solution ''was'' deliberate...
** This is a big part of the reason why ''Hogwarts exists'': underage wizards are expected to make mistakes and/or release accidental magic, and it's better to have them all in one place with competent adults to fix the disasters.
--->'''Hagrid:'''''Yer
disasters. Plus, with magic medicine, anything that isn't instantly fatal is generally fixable.
--->'''Hagrid:''' I mean, [[[LampshadeHanging it's always bin a bit of a risk sendin' a kid ter Hogwarts,]] hasn't it? Yer
expect accidents, don' yeh, wit hundreds of underage wizards all locked up tergether, but attempted murder, tha's diff'rent.''
*** And with Magical Medicine, anything that isn't instantly fatal is generally fixable.


* In the ''{{Discworld}}'' of Creator/AAPessimal, Ankh-Morpork's Guild of Assassins School now teaches courses liek Applied Exothermic Alchemy, Deployment of Devices, and Bomb Disposal. (how to dispose a bomb so it does exactly what you want it to with regard to the selected target). Teaching staff are not above casually lobbing a Device at a group of students as a sort of practical test of quick hazard recognition, and quick reflexes.

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* In the ''{{Discworld}}'' of Creator/AAPessimal, Ankh-Morpork's Guild of Assassins School now teaches courses liek like Applied Exothermic Alchemy, Deployment of Devices, and Bomb Disposal. (how to dispose a bomb so it does exactly what you want it to with regard to the selected target). Teaching staff are not above casually lobbing a Device at a group of students as a sort of practical test of quick hazard recognition, and quick reflexes.

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