What is exploding?

  • (adj): Increasing suddenly and with uncontrolled rapidity.
    Example: "The world's exploding population"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on exploding:

Exploding Cigar - Manufacture and Decline
... During the early- to mid-20th century, exploding cigars were a popular practical joke device, frequently advertised and mentioned in newspapers of the era ... Despite their popularity, the history of the exploding cigar's development is apparently not well documented, including how, where and when they first appeared ... The largest manufacturer and purveyor of exploding cigars in the United States during the middle of the last century was the S ...
Exploding Cigar - In Fiction
... Both prank and intentionally deadly exploding cigars have been featured in numerous works of fiction, spanning many forms of media including literature, film, comics books, cartoons and others ... A well known use of the exploding cigar in literature, for example, appears in Thomas Pynchon's 1973 novel, Gravity's Rainbow. 1977 novel, The Public Burning, where a fictionalized Richard Nixon hands an exploding cigar to Uncle Sam, and Sherburne James' Death's Clenched Fist (1982), in which a Tammany Hall politico of ...
Exploding Cigar
... An exploding cigar is a variety of cigar that explodes shortly after being lit ... The customary intended purpose of exploding cigars is as a form of hostile practical joke, rather than to cause lasting physical harm to the butt of the joke ... far rarer than their prank cousins, exploding cigars used as a means to kill or attempt to kill targets in real life has been claimed, and is well represented as a fictional plot device ...
The Fury (1978 Film) - Production
... In order to realistically show Cassavetes exploding at the climax, Cassavetes stood on the set convulsing and bleeding until a lamp fell down creating a split-second white flash on the screen ... replacing Cassavetes with a lifesized rigged dummy exploding shot at several different angles ... had 8 or 9 high-speed cameras to film Cassavetes exploding ...
List Of Non-state Terrorist Incidents, 1984 - July
... Dead Injured Location and description July 6 12+ 20+ Baghdad A truck bomb exploding at the Iraqi Popular Army headquarters in Baghdad leaves dozens dead and scores injured ... July 26 ... Durban A car bomb exploding at an industrial area in Durban kills 5 and injures 26 ... July 55 ... Chimbolo A bomb exploding near a major pipeline in Cabinda province killed at least 10 people ...

More definitions of "exploding":

  • (adj): (of munitions) going off.
    Example: "An exploding nuclear device"
    Synonyms: bursting, detonating

Famous quotes containing the word exploding:

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