Blowing up a microwave by cooking a sealed bottle of liquid

Tesla 500 likes to blow up old microwaves so that he can harvest their transformers, gang them up and turn them into buzzing, instantaneously lethal apparati that burst into flames.

He has put a lot of thought into the optimal way to blow up a microwave, and has settled on blowing it up by putting a bottle of sealed liquid in the microwave and turning it on (and leaving the room). In this video — the latest in a series — he experiments with a Kahlua bottle that he's sealed with silicone, and manages to produce an explosion that shocks even him.

Here on Reddit, he describes the delicious sense of suspense he experiences while waiting for the microwave to blow: "The sound when these things explode is hard to describe, it's a very loud low frequency WHUMP, very unlike a gunshot or chemical explosion. I've only ever heard it from the next room, so I can't imagine how loud it is in the room! The wait is the killer, you have no idea when it's going to happen, just that it takes approximately 20 minutes. As Adam Savage said, that kind of stress cannot be good for you!"

Needless to say, you shouldn't try this at home, or anywhere else.