posted on Sep, 21 2008 @ 03:24 PM
'Mercury(II) thiocyanate (Hg(SCN)2) is a chemical compound. It was formerly used in pyrotechnics for the long snake-like ash Pharaoh's serpent that
forms when a pellet of this compound, often with a small amount of a sugar such as glucose added to serve as supplemental fuel, is ignited. This is
extremely dangerous because it produces poisonous mercury vapors'
Eeep! mercury vapours!! thats enough to put me off it, cool video though