Man attempts world record ‘stick bomb detonation’ in St. Paul

Tumbling dominoes have nothing on this effort. In his quest for a personal record — possibly a  world record — a Minnesota man detonates 2,250 interconnected multi-colored tongue depressors.

The arrangement of sticks is “detonated” by removing one of the sticks with a string, releasing the built-up pressure and causing the interconnected sticks to “explode.” The whole setup was created in about eight hours in one evening.

For those interested in attempting their own record, creator Tim Fort offers a few suggestions: 

1. Wear safety glasses.
2. Weave the sticks together in a sort of basket weave with the sticks alternated up and down.
3. Use tongue depressors, which work better than Popsicle sticks.
4. Once you figure out how to make a single cell, making really large bombs is easy.

Watch Fort’s previous record detonation of 2,102 sticks here.

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Comments (1)

  1. Submitted by Michael Zalar on 12/15/2009 - 05:05 pm.

    Dang. Thought this was gonna be some sort of terrorist thing…

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