Slo-mo explosions

Slo-mo explosions

The most powerful dragsters are, in essence, bombs: four-wheeled canisters packed with highly combustible liquid, to be detonated in an explosion hopefully propelling you at great speed along a quarter-mile strip of tarmac.

The thing with bombs, as this video proves, is that sometimes they go off at the wrong time. Or in the wrong direction.

American's National Hot Rod Association (that's the NHRA, not to be confused with the NRA, though both seem to share a fascination with blowing stuff up) has chopped together this excellent slow-motion video of various drag-strip-bound beasts doing their high-horsepower thing... with varying degrees of success.

NOTE: no drivers or spectators were injured in the making of this video.