posted on Jul, 6 2014 @ 07:53 AM
a reply to: BABYBULL24
Why are claiming that it was mentos and coke? It was obviously explosive in nature, which mentos and coke really isn't. It fizzes. I am sure if
you contain it, it might pop the top off a bottle, but it isn't going to "explode".
Now, aluminum foil and drain cleaner (especially the crystallized drain cleaner...if you know what you are doing) can be VERY explosive and has the
ability to kill and maim. Have a go at it, then get back to me. My younger brother and I used to do that very thing (and far worse) for giggles when
we were kids. BUT, we were out in the middle of nowhere and the worst that ever happened was some holes in the ground and one incident where we about
set the entire damned forested area around us on fire. Luckily we got that one under control quick, or our asses would have been TOAST when we got
I would assume they are being held without bail because this could be considered "attempted murder"...prank be damned.
I would also assume the actual "devices" are being analyzed in whatever way an already exploded "device" can be. They are probably checking to
see if what I said in my first comment on page 1 of this thread was the case here. If they taped bb's to the bottle (dropping them in sometimes
screws up the chemical reaction especially when using draino crystals and not the liquid type) then that makes it essentially a grenade. Tiny pieces
of shrapnel fly everywhere....again, I know this to be FACT. Been there, done that. Strapped steel bbs to one and set it off near an old lava lamp
(within 20 ft or so) just to see what would happen. The lamp was blasted apart by flying shrapnel and my brother and I were nearly hit. We were
standing behind a tree, tucked down, and could hear the bbs flying by us and hitting the tree. We never pulled that stupid stunt again and are damn
lucky we didn't get hurt or killed.
Not sure why there are those in this thread that think this was ok or was just some "silly prank".
As others have said, when a "prank" moves out of the friend or personal zone and into the unaware public....it, at times, isn't so funny any
longer. Especially something of this nature.
Oh...and you do realize the foil creates shrapnel as well, right?
Me thinks some here (not just the one I replied to here) don't understand what this particular "device" can do, and how simple it is to make. Me
also thinks some need to goggle this to find out.....though, goggling that type of thing, it might just get you put on some "list" somewhere.