Remember that scene in Steven Seagal Under Siege movie, where he rigs a booby trap with a grenade to a microwave. Ok, maybe it wasn’t a grenade, just testing your memory. Anyways the idea of cooking a live grenade is the same as blowing up a car with Tannerite.
Matt Carriker of Demolition Ranch took this thought and put it into action. Like most of us he needed to see what a live grenade would do when cooked in a microwave. Matt went out and did a full-blown test on a series of different types of grenades.
Check it out below:
The first couple tests wasn’t much in terms of results. Matt started with a thermite incendiary grenade, which produced some burn marks after sitting in the microwave for about 15 minutes, but no explosion. The thermite needs to be hotter in order to explode.
Next up was the tear gas grenade, which also did nothing after 10 minutes in the microwave.
Finally, some action when Matt tries out the multi-bang flash-bang grenade, which launched pieces of the kitchen appliance. The flash powder is very sensitive to heat.
Here’s a series of explosive that Matt tries out:
-Sting-ball grenade – used for less than lethal in a jail settings, this produced nothing.
-Sheet of C4 explosive – melted.
-Dynamite with partially melted C4 only burned up – gave it a secondary charge, sending microwave fragments into orbit.
The true focal point of the experiment was the frag grenade, this produced a dud –simply wouldn’t explode after 15 minutes in the microwave.
Matt even tried it with TNT booster charge with the frag grenade, with no explosion. So next time you see a movie with someone cooking a frag grenade, chances are it won’t go off in real life.