Introduction: Exploding Carrot

  • Start with a large carrot.
  • Use an apple-corer to cut a cylinder in the top of the carrot.
  • Pick out a cylindrical cavity in the carrot with a knife.
  • Strip down a small rocket, removing the stick and any unnecessary paper, and push into the carrot.
  • Draw a smiley-face on the carrot with a marker.
  • Push firmly into the ground
  • Light the fuse and stand well back


Logan302 (author)2016-04-27

wow!!! I LOVE IT

DABOATS (author)2015-11-01

This is now my FAVORITE VIDEO OF ALL TIME!!!!!!!!!!

THANK YOU (also, if you could provide the name of the song, that would be great)!!!

demonrojas17 (author)2013-07-23

love it omg lol

woodstockbirdy (author)2012-05-02

Really? Exploding carrots?

Apple_4_life (author)2010-03-30

 WOW! HAHAHAHA! thats so cool!!! (now to blow up my enemies)

Delo97 (author)Apple_4_life2011-04-29

Well, if they are bunnies, this is the BEST weapon you'll ever make againist them

ilpug (author)2011-04-28

Why even? i know why. because this is awesome. I can see this as something that Bill Murrays charachter in Caddyshack might make to kill the gopher.

lemonie (author)ilpug2011-04-28

Yes, that might have worked... but the gopher was rather smart.


Anidion (author)2011-02-01

Lol :) That was awesome

baystreetbully (author)2009-07-05


pdub77 (author)baystreetbully2009-07-23

You, of all people, should not throw stones. And it's spelled "plagiarism."

knuckel (author)pdub772010-01-16

thayer country is good at it though

lemonie (author)baystreetbully2009-07-05

(You have to post the link to where something was copied from) L

Camisado (author)lemonie2009-07-06

Lol, you owned him good.

oscarthompson (author)2009-10-19

I use the model rockets from estes (black powder)
The so called 'motors' i use (C7-5) are c class and have a 7 sec burn time and then a 5 second delay until hot gas expells up the rocket blasting the parachute out.
I think the hot gas in the carrot cuases the explosion

,,funny rockets, when you mess around with em',

Shredder543 (author)2009-09-08

do you put the rocket in upside-down?

lemonie (author)Shredder5432009-09-08

Yes that's it. L

Shredder543 (author)lemonie2009-09-09

Thx =)

Shredder543 (author)2009-09-08

HAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!! That was so funny!! XD

GhettoStuff (author)2009-08-13

i was laughing so hard when i saw this the first time. BUT NOW I CAN MAKE IT ooooh

lemonie (author)GhettoStuff2009-08-13

Firework + carrot is all you really need. L

Matt21497 (author)2009-07-12

Wait till fwjs gets ahold of this. and the women and children thought that the normal carrots he beat them with hurt

AndyGadget (author)2009-06-15

You didn't have anything to do with THIS, did you Lemonie???

lemonie (author)AndyGadget2009-06-15

No, funny-foreigners... L

Berkin (author)2009-06-11


lopoff (author)2009-05-17

ummmmmm why????

lemonie (author)lopoff2009-05-17

See comment below with picture.


(because it was something I wanted to do)

lopoff (author)lemonie2009-05-18


lemonie (author)lopoff2009-05-18

It was a long time ago, and you know how some people like playing with fire...


lopoff (author)lemonie2009-05-25

sooooooooooooooo true

Articas (author)2009-05-15

that poor poor carrot...he heh heh sucker

KentsOkay (author)2009-05-08

Very amusing, you should cap off the offending root vegetable with a green top, so it loses its head before exploding.

watch the exploding elmo video that shows up as related to yours, its very funny

lemonie (author)KentsOkay2009-05-09

I was trying to reproduce something I saw on TV... And I can't find the Exploding Elmo (bah) L

lemonie (author)KentsOkay2009-05-09

Oh thanks - that is my sort of stupidity. The guy is Ade' Edmondson the show is Bottom


xilefakamot (author)2009-05-08

I would probably put less in so it's more of a splat and less of a complete obliteration. I have to try this sometime :D

lemonie (author)xilefakamot2009-05-08

I was using a rocket, and carrots don't have much structural strength in tension. Do post a video! L

comodore (author)2009-04-27

Hmmm Whats the big deal with this??? I put gunpowder in lots of fruits and vegetables before... ;D

lemonie (author)comodore2009-04-27

Then I'd like to see some videos! It's not a big deal, just mildly amusing. L

comodore (author)lemonie2009-04-29

I have one of an apple and one off a melon... When I get the time I will upload the apple video... the melon last for about 4 mins and my upload rate is very very slow so I will just upload the 1. one...

lemonie (author)comodore2009-04-29

Yeah, I'd love to see that. Can you edit / recompress the video to make it smaller? L

comodore (author)lemonie2009-04-30

I will try... :P

r42xer (author)2009-04-26

hahahahahaha. lol. hilarious

Spl1nt3rC3ll (author)2009-04-23


I have to film that in high speed!

lemonie (author)Spl1nt3rC3ll2009-04-23

Yes! (it's easy to do if you can get the firework) L

Spl1nt3rC3ll (author)lemonie2009-04-24

What kind of rocket/ firework is it?

lemonie (author)Spl1nt3rC3ll2009-04-24

It was a small and cheap type of rocket (from Lidl I think) - just went up then bang!. Plastic case, something other than black powder in the motor, not sure about the explosive charge, that might have been black powder.


Spl1nt3rC3ll (author)lemonie2009-04-24

Hmm... Well, I have this jumbo something or other. It says "emits showers of sparks," though. If not, I'll have to wait 'till the Fourth.

NachoMahma (author)Spl1nt3rC3ll2009-04-25

. Look for ones that say "with report."

NachoMahma (author)2009-04-23

. Did your parents have any normal children?

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