What happens when you smash a hammer down on a small puddle of Nitroglycerine? Okay. Imagine then that you’ve a slow motion camera filming the explosion too. What would that explosion look like if you slow things down by a factor of 100, 200 or even 600?
The truth is that liquid nitroglycerine transforms into gas nitroglycerine very, very quickly. Hence the term detonation.
This video is a must watch for all those gamers who like to blow things up.
Also… isn’t that such a typical BBC video? It didn’t need the BBC logo on it. We all knew it’s come from the BBC. British Blasting Corporation. There’s going to be a whole series about this sort of stuff. It’s called “Bang goes the theory”. Seems appropriate to me.