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2002-01-20 08:30:47 AM  
How does it work?????

I wanna know, I wanna know!!!
2002-01-20 08:52:56 AM  
I dunno, but putting solid sodium in water is cool.
2002-01-20 09:01:51 AM  
2002-01-20 09:37:43 AM  
Science and industry marches on!!! Now there is no longer a need for Smashing Pumpkins!
2002-01-20 09:40:38 AM  
What I want to know is this, how many six packs did the guy running the camera have?
2002-01-20 09:54:36 AM  
2002-01-20 10:10:04 AM  
This is so much fun, it's freaky!
2002-01-20 10:17:23 AM  
DashRiprock, have you ever heard of Bolt Upright?
2002-01-20 10:18:38 AM  
Where can I attain sodium or potassium? I wanna blow up water!!!
2002-01-20 10:26:48 AM  
He merely stuck a 2 liter bottle in a pumpkin and let that blow up. Kinda cool. I've blown up many things, but not a pumpkin. Here is a couple ways to do this yourself. 1-Get some dry ice. Fill the bottle about half full of water and put as much dry ice in as you can real fast. Put the lid on tight and run like hell. 2-Dry out a 2 liter bottle really good. Then you put in equal amounts really strong poolshock and some sulfur. Mix thoroughly and then put the lid on and wait. Anywhere from 15 minutes to 8 hours later the bottle will explode in a bright red flame. 3- Easiest way. Buy some pyrodex from Walmart and put some in a dry bottle. Punch a small hole in the cap and place a long green fuse in it being sure to leave at least 1 inch of fuse protruding into the bottle past the cap. Put the lid on and really run fast away from it. It will go boom nicely. I used to make these out of 16 ounce plastic soda bottles. Talk about loud! They won't do much damage either (Unless you hug one and it goes off. That would be the end of you). And no nasty shrapnel like with pipe bombs. Just a loud BOOM. Really cool. Blowing things up is absolutely one of the most fun things in the world. It ranks right up there with shooting guns and 4 wheeling.
2002-01-20 10:28:36 AM  
Hmmm... based on his description, the reference to a plastic bottle leads me to beleive it's a "MacGyver bomb".

These are easy as dirt to make, you can get the stuff at the grocery store without raising a single eyebrow. There was a rash of them when I was in college.

As for sodium or potassium, I'd stay clear. The MacGyver bomb is pretty risk free when you're making it - it takes a while to explode, which is a result of excessive pressure in the bottle. Until you cap the bottle, you're safe. Sodium and potassium, however, are pretty hazardous stuff right from the get go.

IF I were to go for something with more kick that the bottle bomb, I'd go for the thermite reaction. Once again, the ingredients are fairly easy to get, and stable. Once you trigger the reaction, though, stand back - tons of heat and molten iron!
2002-01-20 10:35:29 AM  
Tommybob, please enlighten me
2002-01-20 10:41:59 AM  
by boobiesing I do mean first Entry in the thread. (see if the filters fark that)
2002-01-20 10:44:49 AM  
Hm, that's nothing like I thought an exploding pumpkin would look like. Thank you, caffeine addict, for enlightening me.

More morning srcasm brought to you by SLH.
2002-01-20 11:17:59 AM  
It's a chlorine shock bomb, you can find more info @ , but basically the reaction is of the solid chorline mixing with the water producing way too much hydrogen gas, the bottle starts to pulsate before exploding with a exceedingly loud noise, not very stable stuff though as an aquaitance of mine was making one and blew off the tip of his ring finger, science overcomes dumbasses yet again.
2002-01-20 11:26:26 AM  
As the only member of NAVAL (National Anti Vegetable Abuse League), I must protest the victimization of an innocent.
The guilty ones name will be remembered at the proper time.
2002-01-20 11:30:33 AM  
Dash Bolt Upright was one of Ellie May Clampitt's suitors along with Dash Riprock, Beef Jerky and a couple others whose names I can't remember because I'm going thru photoshop withdrawals.
2002-01-20 11:52:50 AM  
wow, how the hell did this make fark? I haven't even updated that site in months. For the curious, it was done with water, aluminum foil, and draino in a plastic bottle. That's all you need know. =p
2002-01-20 12:04:34 PM  
ok, easiest way to make an extremely loud explosion is to get a big 2 liter bottle (thicker the plastic, louder explosion), Normal pool acid, and foil, Crumble foil into balls just big enough to fit through mouth of bottle, put in about 10 balls, fill the bottle about 1/3 of the way up with pool acid. Screw the cap on this thing shake it really hard and fast, drop it and run like hell. You should get a pretty impressive bang, we dropped one of these things down a sewer and almost blew the sewer cap off.
2002-01-20 12:06:11 PM  
We did that at my high school. It was on the video announcements.
2002-01-20 12:18:55 PM  
I keep farting.
2002-01-20 12:19:26 PM  

I got this problem, 3 people are in a tower, their weights are 90, 135, and 165. They have a pulley system and a 75 bound weight. How do they all get to the ground safely?? If the weight difference is greater than 15 lbs., someone will get hurt.

2002-01-20 12:22:32 PM  
don't forget pool chlorine and coke in a 2 litre bottle. kaboom!
2002-01-20 12:22:41 PM  
The answer is: Charles Whitman.
2002-01-20 12:50:04 PM  

They take the stairs
2002-01-20 12:55:05 PM  
I may be the only member of NAVAL, but i have really long arms. it was reported that several of the veggies used in pics here were harmed.
Nyah, nyah!
2002-01-20 01:01:18 PM  
Excuse me Mr. (or Ms.) Moderator,
I just checked the FArQ and here possible reasons why comments are removed:

* What is considered an unacceptable post on the comment boards?
Anything falling into the following catagories may be deleted:

* Images that are "not safe for work" (e.g. gratuitous naked people, nipples, exposed genetalia, and devices used to penetrate bodily orifices) that appear in a thread that is not clearly marked "Not safe for work"
* Images that would make many people feel ill (autopsies, vomiting, severed limbs, alarming deformities, roadkill, etc.)
* Repetitive messages (flooding, spamming, etc.)
* Messages bereft of content (e.g. 50 lines of the letter "J")
* Messages exhorting others to commit illegal acts
* Hate speech (criticism is not hate speech)
* Messages containing broken links (typically to images) and nothing else
* Messages containing private information belonging to others (phone numbers, credit cards etc.)
* Messages containing stupid stuff like "Boobies!" and little else. See "bereft of content" above. It's really lame.... this isn't Slashdot ya know.

So, by your way of thinking were our posts PhotoJacking posts "Repetitive" or "Bereft of content"? Just curious.
2002-01-20 01:05:38 PM  
This is not a Photoshop thread. You don't take over a thread and make it your own.
2002-01-20 01:07:30 PM  
01-20-02 01:05:38 PM Moderator
This is not a Photoshop thread. You don't take over a thread and make it your own.

Moderator -

Does Mytwocents know about this??
2002-01-20 01:07:54 PM  
"* Messages containing stupid stuff.."

This rule could be used by a moderator to justify the deletion of "off-topic" material, or stuff that was derailing a thread. Irrelevant and random photoshop or other images would fall into this category.
2002-01-20 01:07:59 PM  
Then why do you let Mytwocents whorejack every damn thread she's in?

And why are all the other threads bellow with photosahops in them left untouched?

This is VERY inconsistant.
2002-01-20 01:10:58 PM  
b>Frankee-Frank-Frank it's actually quite simple:
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2002-01-20 01:12:16 PM  
2002-01-20 01:13:19 PM  
Korzeniowski But the "rule" goes on to mention '... stuff like "First [entry]" and little else'. And seeing as this is only the 12th article today, and it's over 4 hours old, it derailed along time ago.

Plain and simple, some moderator had a bug up their ass, and decided to screw over a fun thread.
2002-01-20 01:15:40 PM  
And Photoshop withdrawal sets in...
2002-01-20 01:16:04 PM  
If you ignore attention whores, they will go away.
2002-01-20 01:17:39 PM  
If you don't cut the B.S., you will go away.

And if people keep whining about Photoshops, there won't be any more. Is that clear enough?
2002-01-20 01:18:25 PM  
speaking of photoshops,i wish i had crybaby pic
2002-01-20 01:25:22 PM  
Oh the peril!
How many times do i have to tell ya, go to the bathroom BEFORE ya jump in the pool?
The pumpkin thing was cool. Anyone want a vid of a yorkie gettin blown to bits? hehe
2002-01-20 01:26:21 PM  
jebus, it's gotten cold in here...
2002-01-20 01:27:36 PM  
Ludicrous. :)
2002-01-20 01:28:27 PM  
"An example of a catalyzed reaction (exploding pumpkin)
Farkers have clicked on the above link 1719 times".

someone is happy bout all this anywho!
2002-01-20 01:31:12 PM  
exploding pumpkins are all well and good....but P/Sing exploding pumpkins......and even better!
2002-01-20 01:31:51 PM  
2002-01-20 01:32:08 PM  
Similar to the pool acid thing above, I heard that draino, tinfoil balls and water will explode 2 liter bottles. Never tried it though so I dunno.
2002-01-20 01:33:33 PM  
OK, my last comment for now as I have other things to do (ask AeroSquid...hehe).
Comment: Lifting my Kilt in protest!
2002-01-20 01:36:54 PM  
2002-01-20 01:43:22 PM  
This is very entertaining
2002-01-20 01:44:12 PM  
WOW, that got deleted fast.

Methinks someone doesn't take criticism too well.
2002-01-20 01:49:22 PM  
methinks this sudden odd sticking-to-da-rules is revenge for last nights call against the raiders...
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