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Myth Results: Explosions

posted: 10/21/15
Explosions
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Bombproof

By throwing a grenade in a refrigerator you reduce the blast enough to save the surrounding people. BUSTED (as seen in Grenades and Guts)

Diving underwater can protect you from an explosion. PLAUSIBLE (as seen in Dive to Survive)

You can survive a bomb blast by taking cover behind a wooden table. CONFIRMED (as seen in Running on Water)

You can survive a bomb blast by taking cover behind a car. CONFIRMED (as seen in Running on Water)

You can survive a bomb blast by taking cover behind a metal Dumpster. CONFIRMED (as seen in Running on Water)

You can survive a bomb blast by taking cover behind a cinder block wall. CONFIRMED (as seen in Running on Water)

Dynamite

If a stick of dynamite is attached to an arrow and shot into a tree, it will split the tree down the middle. BUSTED (as seen in Bubble Trouble)

A stick of dynamite can clean the remaining material from of a cement truck. PLAUSIBLE (as seen in Salsa Escape)

Ten flares contain enough black powder for two and a half sticks of dynamite. BUSTED (as seen in Phone Book Friction)

Two and a half sticks of dynamite will cause a tremendous explosion. BUSTED (as seen in Phone Book Friction)

Everyday Dangers

A vacuum cleaner can explode if it is used to clean up black powder. BUSTED (as seen in Household Disasters)

Pouring gasoline or bug spray down a toilet and lighting it will cause the toilet to explode. BUSTED (as seen in Exploding Toilet)

Using your cell phone as you pump gas can cause an explosion. BUSTED (as seen in Cell Phone Destroys Gas Station)

It is possible to blow up a microwave oven by microwaving metal. BUSTED (as seen in Penny Drop)

If a glass of water is microwaved, and then removed, it will explode due to superheating. CONFIRMED (as seen in Penny Drop)

A firecracker in a trombone can cause devastation to the trombone and conductor both. BUSTED (as seen in Sinking Titanic)

Leaving a can of aerosol spray or cola inside a hot car can cause it to explode. BUSTED (as seen in Myths Revisited)

Lighting a cigarette in a port-a-potty filled with methane gas will make it explode. BUSTED (as seen in Exploding Port-a-Potty)

At certain high-altitudes, hair cream and a spark can create a lethal explosion. BUSTED (as seen in Escape Slide Parachute)

A lava lamp can potentially blow up with lethal consequences if heated on a stove. CONFIRMED (as seen in Earthquake Machine)

Leaving your gun in the oven could set off the ammunition proving deadly. CONFIRMED (as seen in Red Rag to a Bull)

An over pressurized water heater can turn into a torpedo. CONFIRMED (as seen in Exploding Water Heater)

Freezing a can of shaving cream, cutting it out of the can, and then leaving it to thaw inside a car will cause the shaving cream to expand and fill the car interior. BUSTED (as seen in Airplane on a Conveyor Belt)

Pianos will explode if set on fire as the tension holding the strings in place is released. BUSTED (as seen in Viewer Special Threequel)

If thrown into a fire, a water fire extinguisher with a safety valve will explode and put out the fire. BUSTED (as seen in Water Stun Gun)

A water heater can explode like a rocket and shoot through the roof of a two-story house. PLAUSIBLE (as seen in Myth Evolution)

An exploding water heater can shoot up about 500 feet in the air at around 300 miles per hour. CONFIRMED (as seen in Myth Evolution)

If a truck filled with bottled wine catches fire, the heat can cause the corks to blow out. BUSTED (as seen in Torpedo Tastic)

A methane explosion in a sewer can launch a manhole cover into the air without destroying it. CONFIRMED (as seen in Drain Disaster)

A water heater turned on its side can act as a cannon if it explodes. CONFIRMED (as seen in Revenge of the Myth)

A leaking moonshine still can explode with enough force to destroy the building in which it is housed. CONFIRMED (as seen in Moonshiner Myths)

An exploding water heater can put out a nearby fire. BUSTED (as seen in Household Disasters)

Alkali metals dropped into a bathtub filled with water will create a huge explosion. BUSTED (as seen in Viewer Special Threequel)

Lighters

A lighter can explode when put in a laundry dryer. BUSTED (as seen in Exploding Lighter)

A lighter can explode when placed under a welding tool. CONFIRMED (as seen in Exploding Lighter)

A lighter can explode when hit with a golf club. PLAUSIBLE (as seen in Exploding Lighter)

Five hundred lighters packed inside a car can explode with lethal force. PLAUSIBLE (as seen in Exploding Lighter)

Misc.

The shock wave caused by an exploding bomb is enough to trigger a misfire in an SKS rifle. PLAUSIBLE (as seen in Thermite vs. Ice)

The shock wave from an explosion can propel a leaping person to a distance beyond what he could achieve on his own. BUSTED (as seen in Bouncing Bullet)

A trail of gas can act as a fuse leading up to a car and make it explode. BUSTED (as seen in Trailblazers)

A tire on a big rig can explode with lethal force. CONFIRMED (as seen in Big Rig Myths)

A fuse made out of gunpowder leading up to a keg can make it explode. PLAUSIBLE (as seen in Trailblazers)

Explosives can compress graphite into diamonds. CONFIRMED (as seen in Banana Slip/Double-Dip)

Igniting a bucket full of thermite on top of a pile of ice blocks will cause an explosion. CONFIRMED (as seen in Thermite vs. Ice)

A load of mixed binary explosive in a car trunk can detonate if the car is rear-ended. BUSTED (as seen in Walk a Straight Line)

A compressed air cylinder can blast itself through a concrete wall. CONFIRMED (as seen in Air Cylinder Rocket)

Weapons

Shooting at the gas tank of a car can make it explode. BUSTED (as seen in Scuba Diver and Car Capers)

Throwing ammunition into a fire can make a deadly explosion. BUSTED (as seen in Red Rag to a Bull)

Ammunition left in a hot oven can make a deadly explosion. BUSTED (as seen in Red Rag to a Bull)

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