Monday 10 September 2012

Explosions for Fun - Mega Bomba & Anvil Tossing

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The recreational use of explosives with minimal regard for safety

Mega Bomba. The annual carnival of explosions in Mexico looks to be a real laugh. Using a mixture of potassium chlorate and sulphur taped to sledgehammers, deaf Mexican lads create detonations by whacking the hammers onto steel plate.

Anvil Tossing. 100 lb anvils are thrown up to 200 ft skywards using a pound of blackpowder. The second video shows a very close call due to premature ignition.

And finally, using much smaller charges to make the anvil ring -

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Unrelated to this post, below is an example of
eclectic science esoterica 

1913 Waimangu Geyser, Waimangu Valley, near Rotorua, New Zealand.

Chelicerae of a Lasiodora parahybana
a spider's fang

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WARNING - Many subjects outlined within this site are extremely dangerous and are provided here for information only. Please don`t experiment with high voltages or chemicals unless you are fully conversant with safe laboratory practices. No liability will be accepted for death, injury or damage arising from experimentation using any information or materials supplied.