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Warning - do not cook gunpowder . . .

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Preacherman, Jun 18, 2006.

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  1. Preacherman

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    Brainiac

    ...is the name of the show, I have seen it before on Dish but don't remember what channel. Kind of a mythbusters rip-off I think but they have a different type of debunking.

    Cell phone lights gas, they say no but there are ways to do it. BOOM, blew up an old camper with probably 20 gallons of gas soaked into everything.(along with some other explosive not shown or named:evil: )

    They also tend to be very lax on safety concerns as shown in your video.


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    Next some half-wit will see the video and just have to try it himself to see if it was faked or not.
     
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    "We do these experiments so that you don't have to"

    Okay, so what was the scientific point of this?



    ....Although it was cool to see it blow up though :p :evil:
     
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    You do not want to microwave a model rocket engine either.:D :evil: :what:
     
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    haha its richard hammond from top gear! check out some top gear episodes to see that guy get made fun of non stop
     
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    I swear Richard Hammond is on every second show on the BBC.

    and that clip was short :p :D
     
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    sounds like the voice of experience speaking. ;)
     
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    cars my other passion i wish top gear still came on over here
     
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    Looks like something my wife would send me to work with for dinner, there just using the wrong microwave.:D
     
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    I taught Industrial Arts way back when and I taught a JrHigh Technology ed. course and we talked about rockets and other things dealing with how science and math are used in industry and we had a model rocket building time, I taught my students that you can glue all of your fins on in a short time if you use a microwave. Microwaves are often used in industry to dry or set up glue. I showed them that you would put a good bead of glue on the body of the rocket and stickthe fin in it and line it up real nice and stick it in the Micro wave and nuke it for 10sec and the glue would be dry but not quite set. Once the glue cools it is just about done it should set for about a day to really setup, but a person can glue 3 or 4 fins on in about 10 minutes. WELL, We had finished and on the day of flight, one of my illustrious students was all ready to go, engine in and he brushed against another student and busted a fin off. SOOO, he grabs the glue and heads off to the microwave stand and glues up the fin, and stuffs it in the Microwave and presses the button for the requisite 10 seconds and after about 1 the engine ignited and shoved the nosecone up into a corner as it tries to burn a hole in the side of the unit. Of course we all know what comes after the propellent charge, but the smoke and then wait for it, the ejection charge, pop and it all blow out into the microwave. My illustrious student, desireing to save his lovely rocket, decides to open the microwave instead of taking the whole enchilada outside like Mr Williams is suggesting, very LOUDLY by the way. This releases all the smoke out into the classroom instead of leaking sloowly like it was at first. I was saved a trip to the school by our local volunteer Fire Dept, because this was not the only time smoke had come out of my classroom or a classroom I had been in, and the teachers and students knew enough to check if I had everything properly under control.
     
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    The show is called Brainiac: Science Abuse. Abuse. They're not pretending to anything scientific. :D
     
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    Brainiac: Science Abuse is a UK show on Sky 1. They do various things that are stupid, usually involving the destruction of caravans.

    I think this bit came from "things not to put in your microwave". They've also done champagne bottles and soap.

    The best part it the "instruction manual" thing. There's lots of things that you're told not to do with appliances, so they do things not in the "don't so this" part of the manual. Things like solvents in kettles, dynamite in a toaster, that kind of stuff.

    There's some funny stuff, and it's not really serious. I think they were the ones that did the Gunpowder Plot thing last year.
     
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    braniac is a fantastic program, its on in england on sky one. its a laugh to watch and its all mindless destruction. :cuss: :what:
     
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    Their safety protocol seems to be: "Run Away Quickly!" :D
     
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    Destroying varous things, all in the interest of science of course! :D

    Yeah I love this show, always good for a laugh.
     
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    Didn't one of Lawdog's blog posts say he and brother discovered it was OK to cook gunpowder, but not OK to use your mother's coffee grinder to reduce the brick to powder?

    I only had half an hour to search his blog-site to find that post, but got side-tracked on some of the others. Go find it yourself, OK?

    http://thelawdogfiles.blogspot.com/

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