Wild Explosions on Video
The Stokes atmospheric nuclear test was conducted at the Nevada Test Site on August 7, 1957. The tests was conducted as part the operation "Plumbbob" testing events. Stokes produced 9 kilotons and was exploded from a balloon.
Credit: Nevada Division of Environmental Protection

If you created a list of the greatest explosions ever (and we did) you'd have to include cosmic events and the atomic bomb. But here are some comparatively Small Bangs that are just as cool and a lot easier to get footage of.

Let's just get right to the exploding whale video and the deadpan reporter who explains how the "humor of the entire situation suddenly gave way to a run for survival as huge chunks of whale blubber fell everywhere ... fortunately no human was hit as bad as the car.":

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And if that didn't remind you not to try any of this at home, this will:

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