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Is it worse to be near an explosion on land or in water?

Taking a hit from an explosion probably isn't on your to-do list. But if blasts were all around you, would water or land stop your lungs from imploding?


Why does fertilizer explode?

Why does fertilizer explode?

Fertilizer is very helpful to the agricultural industry, but does it also pose a hazard? Does fertilizer explode a lot? Find out at HowStuffWorks. See more »