I tried to make a bottle explode with common household items, but it got hard, so I threw it at the ground busting the cap in half and the bottle was tore up. I will do this again, but I will take your guys' suggestions and record them! It must explode using household items and without damaging any of my household appliances (i.e. microwaving it, cooking it, ect.) I will do as many as I can, but I will only destroy 10 bottles! I will do more tests, as long as the bottle doesn't explode. I also have one very hard plastic gatorade bottle.