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2008-09-21 06:29:59 PM  
It's a snaaaaaake!
 
2008-09-21 06:37:24 PM  
That rock is pooping!!
 
2008-09-21 06:38:10 PM  
that thing looked like poop.

/just sayin'
 
2008-09-21 06:39:13 PM  
Mercury thiocyanate vapor is extremely toxic. Whoever is the adult that let those kids be so close to that stuff, specially the smoke from it, should be beaten by a heavy-metal-induced retard!
 
2008-09-21 06:54:27 PM  
Joao: Mercury thiocyanate vapor is extremely toxic. Whoever is the adult that let those kids be so close to that stuff, specially the smoke from it, should be beaten by a heavy-metal-induced retard!

They sell those for like $2 a dozen at any fireworks store. They're pretty much marketed to kids.
 
2008-09-21 06:56:27 PM  
Oh man, I want some of that. That was awesome.
 
2008-09-21 07:00:32 PM  
Reminds me of the last time I ate at Taco Bell.
 
2008-09-21 07:08:32 PM  
valencia:
They sell those for like $2 a dozen at any fireworks store. They're pretty much marketed to kids.

Where?

Mercury thiocyanate is a NFPA 704 Health level 3 substance. That means "Short exposure could cause serious temporary or moderate residual injury". They used to use it in fireworks a looooooong time ago, before people knew of the dangers of heavy-metal poisoning. The vapor it gives out is pure burning mercury.
 
2008-09-21 07:08:35 PM  
sparklers.incyberspace.com

Why is this video cool? It's one of the lamest fireworks on the planet, ranking just above sparklers with wood sticks.
 
2008-09-21 07:10:26 PM  
Holly crap! They still sell this stuff? Its not only lame, but it can really mess up your nervous system, specially on kids. Mercury poisoning is some serious stuff.
 
2008-09-21 07:18:34 PM  
Joao: Mercury thiocyanate vapor is extremely toxic. Whoever is the adult that let those kids be so close to that stuff, specially the smoke from it, should be beaten by with a heavy-metal-induced retard!

ftfy

/you're welcome
 
2008-09-21 07:19:27 PM  
Joao: Holly crap! They still sell this stuff? Its not only lame, but it can really mess up your nervous system, specially on kids. Mercury poisoning is some serious stuff.

they've been around for as long as I can remember... I bought some last 4th of july....
 
2008-09-21 07:21:42 PM  
Scopa: Joao: Holly crap! They still sell this stuff? Its not only lame, but it can really mess up your nervous system, specially on kids. Mercury poisoning is some serious stuff.

they've been around for as long as I can remember... I bought some last 4th of july....


Yeah last 4th of July we made a huge pile of them and they all went off one after another. That was the coolest thing that ever happened with them though, pretty lame. The "colored" ones aren't even colored.
 
2008-09-21 07:27:04 PM  
wow.. no Joe Dirt reference?
 
2008-09-21 07:29:54 PM  
LesserEvil: Why is this video cool? It's one of the lamest fireworks on the planet, ranking just above sparklers with wood sticks.

Those are Ammonium Nitrate + Sodium hydrogen carbonate I think.
 
2008-09-21 07:44:55 PM  
You need:
1. concentrated nitric acid (HNO3)
2. mercury (Hg) - from chemist or from thermometers
(alternative - buy mercury nitrate)
3. sodium or potassium thiocyanide (NaSCN or KSCN)

First, dissolve mercury in nitric acid to get mercury nitrate solution.

With concentrated nitric acid your mercury nitrate will probably crystallize - add
sufficient clean water to dissolve the crystals (say, 10 times the volume of nitric acid used).
(Alternatively: dissolve crystals of mercury nitrate in water)
In separate container, dissolve some sodium/potassium thiocyanide in water.
Add thiocyanide solution to mercury nitrate solution and mix it well.
Greyish suspension of insoluble mercury thiocyanide will form - wash with water a couple
of times (add water, mix, wait for mercury thiocyanide to separate at the bottom, decand/remove clear water, repeat.
Put paper coffee filter into funnel and filter out the mercury thiocyanide, dry iy - must be bone dry to use it.

Safety:
Nitric acid is dangerous, handle with safety glasses, wash your hands immediately if spilled.
Vapours of mercury are dangerous - best gandle on open air.
Sodium or potassium thiocyanide is not that dangerous but don't leave solution for anyone to drink!
When dissolving the mercury in nitric acid, vapours of nitrogen oxides will form - these are poisonous if inhaled.
While decomposing, mercury thiocyanide forms pure burning mercury as vapour, DON'T INHALE
 
2008-09-21 07:51:43 PM  
whatsawhozee.smugmug.com
 
2008-09-21 08:17:41 PM  
Look out, kids! It's a Golgothan!!!
 
2008-09-21 08:25:18 PM  
Scopa: Joao: Holly crap! They still sell this stuff? Its not only lame, but it can really mess up your nervous system, specially on kids. Mercury poisoning is some serious stuff.

they've been around for as long as I can remember... I bought some last 4th of july....


yeh, me too... what's the big67rtup>yy... ..y.
 
2008-09-21 08:42:30 PM  
Let's shampoo us some aliens!
 
2008-09-21 08:55:40 PM  
WhatsAWhozee


Ahh I miss Sifl & Olly
 
2008-09-21 09:15:46 PM  
@Whatsawhozee:

Came for the Sifl & Olly reference, was not let down.
Thank you!
 
2008-09-21 09:25:15 PM  
Are those children being held there against their will?
 
2008-09-21 09:44:52 PM  
unfknreal: LesserEvil: Why is this video cool? It's one of the lamest fireworks on the planet, ranking just above sparklers with wood sticks.

Those are Ammonium Nitrate + Sodium hydrogen carbonate I think.


True, but the same effect. It's slightly interesting that there are naturally occurring rocks that do the same effect, albeit with a brain-damaging vapor - but "cool" isn't a word I'd use to describe this video.
 
2008-09-21 10:11:25 PM  
Kill it with Fire!!!!

/oh wait...
 
2008-09-21 10:12:35 PM  
isnt this the lame snakes they stick in fire work packages? yea... post and video is all fail.
 
2008-09-21 11:01:39 PM  
Snakes were why i hated my paraents for not letting me have fun with real fireworks, this is not snakes. This is one of the coolest things I've seen. If only I knew where to get my hands on some thiocyanate I already have the other ingredients that thiocyanide posted.
 
2008-09-22 12:32:25 AM  
Lars The Canadian Viking: Snakes were why i hated my paraents for not letting me have fun with real fireworks, this is not snakes.

Okay, that makes more sense. I couldn't imagine anyone selling mercury thiocyanate in the land of the lawsuit. The stuff is extremely toxic, and inhaling the vapors can cause a lot of long term neurological problems.

And no, you shouldn't try to make some yourself, unless you don't mind a little mercury poisoning (new window)
 
2008-09-22 12:48:44 AM  
Didn't south park already do this?
 
2008-09-22 02:17:29 AM  
LesserEvil: Why is this video cool? It's one of the lamest fireworks on the planet, ranking just above sparklers with wood sticks.

Black Snakes? Sorry, not into the whole gay-interracial thing...
 
2008-09-22 03:47:30 AM  
Clark: I dunno what the hell's in there, but it's weird and pissed off, whatever it is.
 
2008-09-22 08:09:35 AM  
i34.tinypic.com
 
2008-09-22 08:47:53 AM  
Scopa: that thing looked like poop.


That's what she said.
 
2008-09-22 04:16:23 PM  
2 girls 1 cup of burning Mercury Thiocyanide?

/also, mucho kudos on the Sifl & Olly referrence
//Miss the hell out of that show. Especially Chester.
///I become wet. Wet like a sandwich. Sandwich meat. Dead dog on the water.
 
2008-09-22 07:13:02 PM  
I've got mercury poisoning
It's fatal and it don't get better
He's got mercury poisoning
the best kept secret in the west


/obscure?
//nah
 
2008-09-22 11:12:21 PM  
WhatsAWhozee, that was crescent fresh
 
2008-09-23 07:51:21 PM  
that was cool.
let's do it
again.
 
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