- Viral video shows an egg getting a hot makeover Tuesday 7:56 PM
- New Netflix feature broadcasts what you’re watching via Instagram Tuesday 6:11 PM
- Videos show alleged Covington teens harassing women, making rape jokes at march Tuesday 4:13 PM
- MAGA teen gets ‘Today Show’ interview—and people are pissed Tuesday 3:38 PM
- Family says hacker sent fake North Korean missile warning through Nest camera Tuesday 2:42 PM
- This Arizona bill would tax internet porn to fund a border wall Tuesday 2:41 PM
- This meme is asking people how they draw the letter X Tuesday 1:18 PM
- Charlie Kirk’s love of U.S. healthcare system put to the test after back problems Tuesday 1:12 PM
- Fyre Fest caterer who was left broke has received $160,000 in donations Tuesday 12:58 PM
- The YouTuber who taught a dog to give the Nazi salute on command can’t find a job Tuesday 12:24 PM
- The ‘oh yeah yeah’ meme is flooding YouTube—and KSI can’t deal Tuesday 12:20 PM
- Did this d*ck-drawing Instagram star steal her gag from a rival runner? Tuesday 12:00 PM
- Rep. Steve King, best known for his racism, tweets a fake MLK quote Tuesday 11:54 AM
- Facebook is helping husbands ‘brainwash’ their wives with targeted ads Tuesday 11:35 AM
- Twitch streamer Pink_Sparkles responds to gamers who don’t think she belongs Tuesday 11:29 AM
Man finds out the painful way what happens when you hit a phone battery with a hammer
And boom goes the dynamite.
Much fuss has been made in the past about batteries in cellphones overheating, melting or even exploding: Early this year an eighth-grader from Maine was rushed to hospital with burns after her iPhone exploded in her back pocket.
The video—originally uploaded to LiveLeak, with subtitles added by Richard Sherman, shows a Samsung cellphone battery transforming into a fireball and shooting into the air like a rocket. Why? Because it was hit with a hammer.
“They said Samsung batteries explode. I saw this on Facebook and it exploded,” says the the unidentified Adidas sandal-wearing star of the video. “Now let’s try it, will it explode or not, let’s try it.”
And so, in the spirit of scientific enquiry, he took shelter behind his metal shield, counted to three, and hit it.
“Ohhhh… it does explode,” exclaims the unseen cameraman afterwards.
No sh*t, Sherlock.
Photo via Daniel Garcia / Flickr (CC BY 2.0)
Rob Price is a technology and politics reporter who served as the U.K.-based morning editor for the Daily Dot until 2014. He now works as the news editor for Business Insider, and his work has appeared in Vice, Slate, the Washington Post, and the Independent.