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Dynamite Vs Gunpowder: The Best For Blowing Up A Pumpkin

This is a video from the dream-livers at Youtube channel Beyond The Press experimenting with various amounts of gunpowder and dynamite to determine which is best for blowing up a pumpkin. The result? Depends on what kind of pumpkin explosion you’re looking for. Apparently the dynamite explodes quicker and results in pumpkin bits of various sizes. The gunpowder builds up a little more pressure first and results in a more complete destruction. My personal favorite? Gallagher smacking watermelons with a sledgehammer.