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Camonk - 2009-09-08

Usual 80% of boring build team crap. Two seconds of boom. And the nasally voiced announcer saying stupid stuff.

It's hard to believe this show was good at one time.

mouser - 2009-09-08

Time for your meds and your daily enema.

Camonk - 2009-09-09

I'm not crazy. I'm the last sane man with the balls to stand up to the Mythbusters fans who run roughshod over everybody else here.

simon666 - 2009-09-09

OMG U GUYS! Like knowing how stuff is done is so boring. Just like give me the outcome already... gawd!

Syd Midnight - 2009-09-09

Blame the Discovery Channel for flagging videos that cut out the boring parts, so you can only watch full length clips.

Camonk - 2009-09-09

It's boring to learn how things are done when it's "we got some ugly people to chop up matches. then we lit the matches on fire. let me tell you about it for minutes while your middle school music teacher does stupidass voiceover."

themilkshark - 2009-09-09

Well Camonk I'm heeding your warning and not watching this, I trust your balls.

memedumpster - 2009-09-09

Jesus Christ, these guys suck. This would have been a great time to teach people how matches work, or the nature of fire, combustion, the compounds in matches (and for that matter, the difference between a compound and an element), but no, they just kept repeating "a million matches!" The explosion itself couldn't even coax another star out of me.

Mythbusters sucks, and there is nothing "discovery" about the show. You discover nothing by watching this. There is nothing in this that actually teaches you why this happens the way it does.

RockBolt - 2009-09-09

Christ you're tedious

augias - 2009-09-08


takewithfood - 2009-09-09

"That was exactly like the small one, only bigger!"

The Townleybomb - 2009-09-09

It was exactly like the small one, only REALLY FUCKING BIG.

mashedtater - 2009-09-09

if you dont have anything smart to say, dont say anything at all

StanleyPain - 2009-09-09

Pussies. I did something like this once with somewhere around 500-600 sparklers. Some people I knew saved up to buy a ton of them for July 4th then stuck them all in a large piece of bread, I think it was a large baguette or something. We used a longer sparkler to act as a "fuse." A second after the whole thing was engulfed in the white light of infinity (which no one could look directly act) the massive heat drove everyone back 10 or 15 feet. The whole thing lasted about 3 or 4 minutes during which the entire neighborhood looked like the sun had come back out. Afterwards the heat radiating from the crater left in the ground kept people away for another 15 minutes or so. In the crater was a glowing mass of molten metal and, as we later discovered, a layer of glass and partially melted rock.

Big Beef Burritos Supreme - 2009-09-09


Sparkler bombs were in the news a few years ago - even a modest one will blow the trunk lid off a car, and some people got badly inured - this one is pure excess, note the washing machine lid fly over the tree line.

These take your hand off if they detonate prematurely. Also, I'm a cock and don't believe you at all - you're describing what you'd imagine would happen, not what actually happens when a bunch of sparklers light together.

Big Beef Burritos Supreme - 2009-09-09

Actually, I'll backpedal a little - if the sparklers are spaced out and not bundled together, they'd burn in bright white unison and not blow up.

Somebody needs to do some research into the critical mass of lit sparklers and work out when a bunch of kids holding them are stood close enough together to turn into a vitrified army.

StanleyPain - 2009-09-09

We did indeed do it. We videotaped it knowing we would never be able to watch it as it happened, but I seriously doubt I could get access to the tape being as it's been years and I'm out of touch with the folks who did it. As for the "technical" details, the sparklers had roughly a half inch of space between them. They were in a long, large piece of bread, sort of like french bread but thicker and longer, maybe about three feet long? Something like that. I realize this is the internet age of "screencaps or it didn't happen", but I don't really tell this story to brag. It's just something I was involved in randomly unexpectedly one 4th of July. Only afterwards did I realize what a stupid thing it was in that, despite it being "cool" on a Beavis and Butthead level, it could have potentially started a fire or something worse.

Big Beef Burritos Supreme - 2009-09-09

I suddenly realized what you meant by the bread. I didn't exactly imagine you put them inside lengthwise, but neither did I absorb that they were spaced out.

Sorry for jumping down your throat, guy :)

Pillager - 2009-09-09


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chumbucket - 2009-09-09

seemed like effort outweighed payoff on this.
And did he just use the term "thermal runaway" in reference to this? jesus geeky christ

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