14 Hot Facts About Explosives

C-4 Is Almost Impossible to Detontate 1 of 15

C-4 is the most common form of "plastic explosive" and is commonly used by military engineers due to its malleability. This explosive compound is powerful, but it's almost impossible to detonate. You can drop it, shoot it, put it in a microwave, or even set it on fire, and C-4 still won't explode. The only guaranteed way to set it off is with a blasting cap.