It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Originally posted by Nuke2013
Not saying that the story is true but if you watch Myth busters, they did have a show where they turned a cover-all in to a bomb by using only fertilizer and gazoline and then simply setting it on fire....It exploded with a yield strong enough to seriously hurt or kill people at a 10 foot range...so....Turning or using a liquid fertilizer mixed with gazoline is a sure way to make a bomb according to Myth busters.
Each of these were put to four different ignition methods: flame, radiant heat, friction and impact. Although not naming "the herbicide" as sodium chlorate, they confirmed that trousers would indeed vigorously combust due to flame, radiant heat and impact, though their friction tests did not cause ignition. However, combustion (i.e. an exothermic chemical reaction between a fuel and an oxidant) is not the same as an explosion, which involves a rapid increase in volume accompanied by the release of energy in an extreme manner (i.e. a shock wave). Even so, a person witnessing such an event (especially if he or she were wearing the trousers) would likely describe the event as an explosion.