Anti-tank dogs, also known as dog mines, are starving dogs with explosives harnessed to their back, trained to seek food under enemy tanks and armoured vehicles. By doing so, a small wooden lever would be tipped, detonating the explosives. ...more on Wikipedia about "Anti-tank dog"
Autothysis is the process where an organism, like a termite, destroys itself via an internal explosion caused by the explosive release of intestinal gas and feces. ...more on Wikipedia about "Autothysis"
In the United States, there was a World War II proposal to drop bats carrying tiny incendiary bombs over Japan, hence creating bat bombs. The plan was to set the incendiary bombs on timed ignition, so that they would explode after the bats had roosted in Japanese buildings, causing widespread fires and chaos. Initiated by the Army in 1942, the project was given to the Navy, where it was renamed Project X-Ray and was quickly passed off to the Marine Corps. The bat bomb proposal was considered seriously enough that government researchers tested incendiary devices, performed assessments of bat weight-carrying ability, and set some military facilities on fire by accidentally releasing armed bats. A successful test was carried out on a mock-up of a Japanese city. The test drop worked exactly as planned. Bat bombs were never used operationally and the program was cancelled in 1944 without any reason given. It is thought that the project was moving too slowly and was beaten out of the race for the quick end of the war by the Atom Bomb project. It has been estimated that $2 million was spent on the project. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bat bomb"
An exploding animal is an animal that litererally explodes either through natural causes or with the intervention of humans. While such happenings are rare, there are many documented cases over a wide range of different animals. ...more on Wikipedia about "Exploding animal"
There are theories about exploding birds. Most of them are urban legends. ...more on Wikipedia about "Exploding bird"
There are many references in popular culture to exploding chicken phenomena, most of them humorous and unsubstantiated. ("Chicken" is often considered to be an inherently funny word.) The following incidents have been reported in the news media. ...more on Wikipedia about "Exploding chicken"
The exploding cow is the alleged practice of fart lighting with cattle. As a cow produces about 280 liters of methane-rich flatulence each day some people believe that by using a tube inserted into a cow's anus, one can ignite the gas and cause the cow to explode. ...more on Wikipedia about "Exploding cow"
There have been at least two documented incidents of donkeys being used to deliver bombs. Both occurred in Middle Eastern conflicts in the 2000s. ...more on Wikipedia about "Exploding donkey"
Exploding hamsters were an obscure in-joke in the early years of the Finnish computer magazine MikroBitti. ...more on Wikipedia about "Exploding hamster"
Exploding rats were a weapon developed by the British army in World War II for use against Germany. Rat carcasses were filled with plastic explosive, with the idea that when the rats were shovelled along with coal into boilers, they would explode, causing significant damage. However, the first shipment of carcasses was intercepted by the Germans, and the plan was dropped. The Germans exhibited the rats at top military schools, and conducted searches for further exploding rats. ...more on Wikipedia about "Exploding rat"
An exploding sheep is a joke now found in many American and British video games, although it did not originate there. ...more on Wikipedia about "Exploding sheep"
There has been one documented case of an exploding snake, whereby a Burmese python burst. The snake had attempted to eat an alligator whole, but exploded mid-meal. Rangers of the Everglades National Park discovered the explosion in October 2005, but they could not locate the snake's head; the alligator had also died. Frank Mazzotti, a professor from the University of Florida, suggested that the alligator had tried to claw its way out of the snake, causing the explosion. Alternative theories suggest the alligator could have already been dead, or a third animal was involved. ...more on Wikipedia about "Exploding snake"
An Exploding toad occurs when a crow, hunting for toad liver, attacks a puffed up toad. The phenomenon was first noticed in April 2005 in districts of Hamburg, Germany and near a lake at Låsby, Denmark, dubbed "The Pond of Death." No other animals in the area were exploding. ...more on Wikipedia about "Exploding toad"
There have been two documented, notable incidents of exploding whales, as well as several lesser-known ones. The most famous explosion occurred in the United States at Florence, Oregon, in 1970, when a dead sperm whale (originally reported as a gray whale) was blown up by the Oregon Highway Division in an attempt to dispose of its rotting carcass. This incident became famous when American humorist Dave Barry wrote about it in his newspaper column after viewing television footage of the explosion, and later when the same footage of the incident appeared on the Internet. The other well-reported case of an exploding whale was in Taiwan in 2004, when a buildup of gas inside a decomposing sperm whale caused it to explode while it was being transported for post-mortem examination. ...more on Wikipedia about "Exploding whale" Be happy with shortopedia
Spontaneous human combustion (SHC) is the alleged burning of a person's body without a readily apparent, identifiable external source of ignition. The combustion may result in simple burns and blisters to the skin, smoking, or a complete incineration of the body. The latter is the form most often 'recognized' as SHC. There is much speculation and controversy over SHC. It is not a proven natural occurrence, but many theories have attempted to explain SHC's existence and how it may occur. The two most common explanations offered to account for apparent SHC are the non-spontaneous " wick effect" fire, and the rare discharge called "static flash fires". Although physically it can be shown that the human body contains enough energy stored in the form of fat and other tissues to consume it completely, in normal circumstances bodies will not sustain a flame on their own. ...more on Wikipedia about "Spontaneous human combustion"
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