A bunch of dudes decided to shoot at a microwave full of explosives in an open field. What could possibly go wrong?
“Probably worth mentioning that it had explosives in it at the time. Shooting a microwave on its own - not that dangerous,” a reddit user wrote, with some adding that the microwave was most likely filled with tannerite.
According to Wired magazine, tannerite is a commercially available “exploding target” for recreational rifle shooting, and consists of a mixture of ammonium nitrate and aluminum powder. Exploding targets are legal and available at sporting-goods stores and websites, where they are sold for relatively cheap.
Their close call is even more astonishing when you watch the gif below. They’re very lucky indeed.
Hat Tip: The Huffington Post