History's Most Powerful Explosions

  • Mt. Tombora Eruption

    Mt. Tombora Eruption
    Tambora Volcano The Tombora Eruption was the largest volcanic eruption of historic time (150 times greater than 1980's St. Helen's eruption). The explosion could be heard on islands up to 1,200 miles away! This eruption created global climate anomalies (volcanic winter). The year 1816 became known as the year with out summer!
  • Tunguska Explosion

    Tunguska Explosion
    This one is still a bit of a mystery. It is belived to be an exploding meteor that burst in the air before impacting the Earth. It was 1,000 times more powerful than <i>little boy</i> and only one-third of <i>tsar bomba's</i> power. As eye-witnesses tried to gaze at the bluish light (neary as bright as the sun), they were knocked off their feet by the shock wave. Take a tour...A visit to the Tungusta Explosion.
  • Little Boy

    Little Boy
    Wikipedia: Little Boy This was the atomic bomb dropped on the city of Hiroshima. Everything within a one mile radius (two mile diameter circle) was imploded and reduced to scrap wood. Then, the fireball created vaporized everything within this radius. The fire's heat was sent out in a blast wave which created fire storms. In other words, "massive devistation occured"!
  • Tsar Bomba

    Tsar Bomba
    What Wikipedia says about the Tsar Bomb. This was the most powerful nuclear weapon ever detonated. It had a mushroom cloud 7 times the hight of Mt. Everest. If standing 62 miles away, you would still get third degree burns! This is the single most physically powerful device ever utilized by humanity. Want to watch it blow up? Tsar Bomb
  • Saturn V

    Saturn V
    The Saturn V This was the most powerful launch vehicle in terms of height, weight, and payload. This rocket carried all the Apollo lunar missions and was created under the direction of Wernher Von Braun. When tested at Redstone Aersonal in Hunstville, AL, it shattered all the windows in the nearby houses!
  • The Lake Nyos Mystery

    The Lake Nyos Mystery
    A frothy spray spewed from a lake in West Africa, and a large white cloud formed overhead. The cloud developed to be 328 feet tall! The villagers in the affected areas collapsed in their tracks (either losing conciousness, or dying in a few breaths)! Some villagers woke up 36 hours later to find death all around! Find out the mysteries behind the cloud...Investigating the Nyos Disaster