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Sunday, May 18, 2008

The Tang Bomb

 

Wow! They took this stuff into space?  Apparently you can use Tang breakfast powder, hydrogen peroxide, and a disposable flash camera to make a bomb powerful enough to bring down an airplane.  The citric acid in tang is supposedly sufficient to act as a catalyst

"The other component is a mixture known as HMTD — hexamethylene triperoxide diamine, a chemical cocktail made from readily available household and commercial ingredients. HMTD is extremely unstable and can be set off by heat, movement and even contact with metal." -Allison Barrie Fox News

A British court recently heard evidence regarding an alleged plot in 2006 to use the Tang bomb.

Here is a high speed video showing the power of just such a bomb.

 

It is important that we are placing considerable effort into stopping terrorists from using such devices we should be putting greater effort into providing a world end to the poverty that is the true breading ground of terrorists foreign and domestic.

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