posted on Jun, 2 2004 @ 03:16 AM
I was unfortunate enough to be the victim of one of these bombs several years ago. It exploded at "point blank" range. While it scared the
bejeezus out of me (probably not quite as loud as a gunshot), I don't think the effects could be called life-threatening. If any of the chemicals
got into your eyes, I'm sure it could blind you. If the hydrogen gas released from it somehow ignited, I imagine it could be nasty. I also remember
a HS science teacher mixing some acid and aluminum together, capping it with a balloon to collect the gases (hydrogen), and then igniting the balloon
inside the classroom of a public school. It was all approved and legal, so don't think it was some crackpot teacher, and no one ever got hurt in all
of his years of teaching. This was a controlled environment, of course, but I don't think it was too dangerous.
Oh yeah, the final affect of the "acid bomb" that hit me? I got a mild rash.