• Nov 23, 2009

Click above to watch the video after the jump

We'll tell you exactly why, because it's a lot of fun. We know, because we had a similar experience in late adolescence, but we used GI Joe vehicles (even the awesome hovercraft) and firecrackers. But what we didn't have back then was a 600 fps camera, but lucky for us, people do now... and they have YouTube to share it with the rest of us.

After the jump is video of diecast cars getting blown sky high with what appears to be some relatively large explosive. What makes this little experiment so much fun is that our mini pyrotechnician friend captured the carnage 20 times slower than conventional video, giving us a crystal clear picture of every blast. And to make the one minute video that much more entertaining, the creator cut his masterpiece to one of the best pieces of music any aspiring video editor can use in a disaster sequence; Ode To Joy. Hit the jump to watch the video for yourself, and keep in mind that blowing things up can lead to blowing off fingers and shrapnel in the eye, so don't try this at home!

[Source: YouTube]



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      • 5 Years Ago
      Reminds me of the good old days of blowing up my 1/32 scale army men with fire crackers...back when boys were boys and we were smart enough not to blow our own fingers off....what fun it was.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Awesome. And some of those little cars are pretty strong, no?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Yes, I did it as a "child".
      Autoblog you have reached a new low in your daily posting. What a waste of time.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Ha, and yet you had time to post a comment.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The movement of some of the cars' bodies over their axles was surprisingly realistic.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Eh- the kid does more damage with a rock and gravity.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I think we've all wanted to blow up a VW Beetle at one point. Now... where's the Prius?
      • 5 Years Ago
      "...And it was like for a moment, O my brothers, some great bird had flown into the milkbar and I felt all the malenky little hairs on my plott standing endwise and the shivers crawling up like slow malenky lizards and then down again. Because I knew what she sang. It was a bit from the glorious Ninth, by Ludwig van."
        • 5 Years Ago
        Anthony Burgess actually...
        • 5 Years Ago
        Into every day, inject a little Kubrik, eh?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Hahah...reminds me years ago in the old country right around New Years + firecrackers (legal over there). My older bro and I used to blow up stuff and make wacky loud, explosions...

      Kablooie!!!
        • 5 Years Ago
        "firecrackers (legal over there).."

        Edit: Read as "bad-ass" firecrackers.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Explosions/fireworks and Ode to Joy are a good combination, it's like peanut butter and jelly.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Just my thoughts. Heh heh! The yellow VW Beetle sure went flyin'! =P

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