Man Narrowly Escapes Death After Blowing Up Fridge Full Of Explosives

A video has surfaced of a man shooting a refrigerator packed with explosives and coming close to severe injury or death as the force of the ensuing explosion sends the refrigerator door hurtling towards him.

The man in question was standing behind a tree at the time for protection, but if the door had been a metre to the right it would have been game over. More comprehensive details are hard to find, but apparently the man filled the refrigerator with Tannerite. For the record Tannerite is the brand name of a patented exploding target used for firearms practice.

An explosive comprising of a combination of ammonium nitrate and/or ammonium perchlorate (oxidizers), and a fuel – primarily aluminium powder – that is supplied as two separate powders that are mixed by the user. Tannerite is intended to detonate when shot by a high-velocity firearm bullet. As in the video the man shoots the refrigerator with an M16 assault rifle.

Tannerite recommends using no more than 900 grams of the explosive composition at once, judging by the video, it would appear that much more than the recommended dosage was used. In a similar incident a 23 year old David Presley was not so lucky when he and his friends packed a ride on lawn mower with 3 pounds of Tannerite then proceeded to shoot the mower with a rifle.

What happened next is horrifying. When the Tannerite packed mower exploded, debris was sent hurtling in all directions including towards David who was hit and subsequently lost a leg as a result. Sources indicate that a person should be at a distance of 100 yards away per pound of Tannerite. In David Presley’s case, he was just 43 feet away when the mower exploded.

Videos of various items such as barns and cars are on popular streaming sites like you where the objects are blown up with howls of laughter in the background. As can be seen by the two examples above, without proper care and safety, mishandling of Tannerite is no laughing matter.