Scanners stories

 
I'm a sucker for a sweet exploding head scene. Dawn of the Dead had a good one — quick, but fun. Total Recall has my favorite implied noggin popping (almost two). The best-of-the-best though, has to be from the scene in David Cronenberg's Scanners, and it just got a worthy tribute from — of all places — a music video.
 
If you don't like taking off your shoes in the airport security line, you can blame triacetone triperoxide (or TATP), the hard-to-detect explosive used in the likes of shoe bombs. Well, you'll still have to take off your footwear to get scanned, but TATP just got a lot easier to spot thanks to researchers at the University of Illinois.