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Demolition Ranch Tries to Microwave a Live Grenade

Who would ever even think to cook a grenade?

We've all had those moments where we find ourselves scouring what-if scenarios in a deep daydream. It's easy to wonder what would be like blow up an old car with Tannerite, or what several gallons of gasoline and a match would do to some old furniture you don't want anymore.

However, for most of us, those scenarios never go beyond a hypothetical thought. For Matt Carriker of Demolition Ranch, on the other hand, no what-if is too bizarre for a full-blown test.

And, somehow, he came to the decision that he needed to see what a live grenade would do when cooked in a microwave.

Watch the video below:

So, as you can see, this test certainly wasn't limited to any one particular explosive. But, just as advertised, he did start with a series of grenades.

The first couple tests didn't yield much in terms of results. He started with a thermite incendiary grenade, which did show some burn marks after sitting in the microwave for about 15 minutes, but didn't explode.

Next, they turned to a tear gas grenade, which did also did nothing after about 10 minutes in the microwave.

It wasn't until they resorted to a multi-bang flash-bang grenade, which didn't take long to launch pieces of the kitchen appliance.

After they finally came across results, they started rolling through explosives. First was the sting-ball grenade, which did nothing. Next was the sheet of explosive C4, which just melted.

However, they struck gold once again when they threw dynamite in the microwave with the partially melted C4, and ultimately gave it a secondary charge, sending microwave fragments into orbit.

A few more experiments produced awesome results, but the frag grenade—the true focal point of the experiment—simply wouldn't explode.