Video: Blackpowder Bottle Ignites after Shooting Miniature Cannon


Here’s a reminder of how touchy blackpowder can be.

Anytime you’re handling blackpowder, you should always use good judgement and be as careful as possible. This video shows a guy who was rather careless with a bottle of blackpowder, and used really, really poor judgement . . .

As you’ll see, the guy is playing with some kind of miniature cannon, which is pretty cool and all, but he might have forgot something.

When the cannon goes off, you may have noticed an opened bottle sitting just a couple feet behind it. If you didn’t see it, don’t worry, because it’s about to burst into flames after what would appear to be an ember falls into the bottle and ignites the whole thing.

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