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9 Pictures of Exploding Food

Alan Salier had an odd hobby. Using a high-speed air rifle he constructed in his own garage, he started snapping photos of exploding food. To capture the precise moment of impact, and create his remarkable photos which have now found worldwide acclaim, Salier constructed a homemade, one-microsecond flash unit since the standard flash on a camera is too slow to capture one-millionth of a second of a moment, rather than the typical one-thousandth of a second of traditional flash. The result? An incredible gallery of breathtaking photos. Join us after the jump for a few of our favorites, then check out Salier’s Flickr feed for even more of his masterpieces.


  • Exploding Smarties 1 of 9
    Exploding Smarties
    A pack of Smarties explodes under Salier's homemade air rifle.
    For more Alan Salier, visit his account on Flickr
    photo: Alan Sailer
  • Exploding Easter Chocolate 2 of 9
    Exploding Easter Chocolate
    A chocolate Easter Bunny under Salier's homemade air rifle.
    For more Alan Salier, visit his account on Flickr
    photo: Alan Sailer
  • Exploding Carrot 3 of 9
    Exploding Carrot
    This remarkable masterpiece demonstrates the perfect timing of a camera when it catches an air rifle hitting a carrot.
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    photo: Alan Sailer
  • Exploding Energy Drink 4 of 9
    Exploding Energy Drink
    A Rockstar Energy Drink explodes under the influence of Salier's air rifle.
    For more Alan Salier, visit his account on Flickr
    photo: Alan Sailer
  • Exploding M&M’s 5 of 9
    Exploding M&M's
    A line of pastel M&M's explodes when Salier's air rifle hits them.
    Find more Alan Salier at Flickr
    photo: Alan Salier
  • Exploding Watermelon 6 of 9
    Exploding Watermelon
    Watermelon explodes under the force of Salier's air rifle gun.
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    photo: Alan Salier
  • Exploding Hot Dogs 7 of 9
    Exploding Hot Dogs
    A row of hot dogs explode under Salier's homemade air rifle.
    For more Alan Salier, visit his account on Flickr
    photo: Alan Sailer
  • Exploding Banana 8 of 9
    Exploding Banana
    A ripe banana explodes under Salier's homemade air rifle.
    For more Alan Salier, visit his account on Flickr
    photo: Alan Sailer
  • Exploding Lollipop 9 of 9
    Exploding Lollipop
    A lollipop explodes when hit by Salier's homemade air rifle.
    For more Alan Salier, visit his account on Flickr
    photo: Alan Sailer

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