1000-piece stick bomb video


38 Responses to “1000-piece stick bomb video”

  1. Guest says:

    a well needed “wtf?”.  Thanks Mark!

  2. ZikZak says:

    Great, now they won’t let us bring popsicle sticks in our carry-ons anymore!

  3. irksome says:

    I was impressed that they could make it all happen in reverse, as well. Sure saves on clean up time.

  4. Waiting for the inevitable internet scale up where some drunk 20-somethings make the same thing out of 2x4s

  5. joeposts says:

    hah, awesome. As a lad I used to make little “popsicle-stick bombs” all the time, it never occurred to me that you could make a chain like that.

  6. Here is one made from 1×4′s

    unfortunately, the page hasn’t been updated since 2008.
    Did he died?

  7. lavardera says:

    instructions plz

  8. carl Martin says:

    Here’s a quick tutorial on how to do it yourself…


  9. lavardera says:


  10. Looks like im buying some pop-sickle sticks on the way home =P

  11. hadlockk says:

    File under: How to keep children occupied for hours on end that aren’t video games

  12. jimbuck says:

    This sorta thing was on America’s Got Talent (The Kinetic King).   It blew up in his face, the poor guy.  


  13. MollyMaguire says:

    Must have taken them years to eat all the popsicles necessary for this

  14. flagler23 says:

    How the hell wasn’t I aware of stick bombs when I was a kid?  What else am I not aware of?  This is one of those entries that leaves me angry at the world for keeping these secrets from me for so long.  

    • cservant says:

      You’re not the only one that’s not aware of this.  Thank you BOing Boing for informing us of these important secrets.

  15. Sean Mangan says:

    Well, hello there Columbus Day project.

  16. I love the reactions of the kids. Mine would get a kick out doing this too.

  17. Deke says:

    Now that’s a cool mom! Sure beats watching TV.

  18. I am surprised I’ve never even heard of that. I would have found a place for it in an old Clockpunk screenplay of mine if I had known about it.


  19. mat catastrophe says:

    Shenanigans! I counted! There’s only 990 sticks!!!!

    /just kidding.
    /freakin’ cool.
    /my kids would never make it past stick #4

  20. ab167 says:

    Congrats on raising kids with attention spans long enough to construct that thing.

    This is so cool. I can’t believe I had never see these before.

  21. racerabbit says:

    In reverse it looks like a cobra chasing its wooden skeleton back into the kitchen.

  22. kristen55 says:

    Seriously awesome parents there! Mine would never have let me make a mess like that – Take it outside, I’m watching my soaps!

  23. Brainspore says:

    I think we’ve just witnessed the birth of the “stickpunk” movement.

  24. Fart History Major says:

    Wow!  Fuck dominoes!

  25. awjt says:

    Like a retreating, spitting cobra!

  26. Alex Schneider says:

    Is there any way to make a shaped charge out of this stuff?

  27. sockdoll says:

    We made stick bombs, and then graduated to Popsicle stick switchblades, with the addition of a couple of rubber bands. It only took a minute or two to sharpen one end of a Popsicle stick by rubbing it on the playground blacktop.

  28. Ryan_Walker says:

    This had me chortling right along with the little guy. Wonderful!

  29. LStaid says:

    Fascinating how you used the chakra colors in perfect order as you ascended the final ‘goal’. Wonderful!

  30. noah django says:

    beats the hell out of the paper-clip jumper things we used to waste valuable class time meticulously lining up, setting, and then tripping ad infinitum.  WHERE WERE YOU IN 1986, INTERNET!!  I could have been using my powers for awesome instead of for dumb!

  31. Deidzoeb says:

    “They were often known as ‘Chinese stick puzzles’ which indicates a possible origin for the devices.”

    Western illusions and magic tricks have been billed as “Chinese” for decades or centuries to make them sound exotic. Not a very strong indication of the origin.

  32. cheese101 says:

    Way too cool.

  33. bjimba says:

    My nomination for Mother of the Year.

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