posted on Oct, 6 2009 @ 09:33 AM
I've seen seagulls explode, to my shame
It was our Physics teacher who pointed us young lads in the right (wrong!!) direction.
Birds have no facility to expel gas, it's a weakness we can exploit should a Hitchcock-style situation ever arise.
We used to get Cobalt tablets from the Chemist (used to be used in lamps, when immersed in water it gives off a gas), we'd also pick up scraps from
he fishmonger and wrap the fish around the cobalt, secure with cotton and go to war.
we'd throw them up and the gulls would pounce - less than a couple of minutes later ... boom.
I grew up a long time ago and am still ashamed ... but there you are