Pressure Cooker Bomb Detonated for CNN Investigation

Posted on April 23, 2013

CNN had a pressure cooker bomb detonated by experts for a special report following the horrific Bostom Marathon bombing. The explosion was also captured by a high speed camera. The slow motion footage shows the shock wave outrunning the fireball created by the bomb. Basically, the pressure cooker enhances the explosive power of gunpowder, or whatever explosive is placed inside the pressure cooker. Terrorists put nails or ball bearings in them so they cause even more injuries. Tests of the explosives can help first responders know more about what to look for and avoid when arriving at a bomb scene. USA Today recently published an article and infographic about pressure cooker bombs. Take a look:

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