Originally posted by groingrinder
One fourth of July I decided that I was going to duplicate the trick you see in the movies where somebody takes a keg of gunpowder and lays down a line of it about 3 inches wide and lights it and it burns nice and slow. Well I did not realize that they used a special powder that burns slow. Anyway I went down to my local gun store and bought a can of gunpowder and took it home. I laid down a line 3 inches wide by a half inch deep by about 8 inches long and lit it with my bic lighter. I saw a blinding flash and when I woke my face was covered with second degree burns, as was my lighter arm. My eyebrows, eyelashes and nasal hair were gone and I was really feeling like an idiot. For about a week I slept with my arm in a pan of water.
Originally posted by SimonGray
If you want to have some real fun (I did this when I was about 9 or 10), go to Toys R Us and buy some of those model rocket rockets. But instead of actually launching them off with a rocket, stick it to a model car and let it rip down the street. Make sure you make it aerodynamic enough though or else it will just go crazy.