Yeah... Love The Tick!hugodrax wrote:Del, I love you. That's why I'm going to say this. Those amateurs who successfully make fun little harmless bombs are few and far between. I have a friend from high school who is still looking for his nose as a result of playing around, and he's a redneck with some familiarity of things what go boom. Perhaps this line of experimentation should remain a pleasant dream and not a painful reality.Del wrote:Ah! Nitrate makes a lot more sense.Eruannu wrote:Sorry good old stump killer potassium nitrate,Del wrote:Root killer? Like copper sulfate?Eruannu wrote:Ha, it actually burns well. Traditionally it is sugar, wax, and colors and flavors, grind it up and mix in some root killer and you have a mild explosive or smoke charge depending how you use it.
I don't like candy corn, so creatively burning it appeals to me.
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Copper(II) sulphate isn't much of an oxidizing agent.
Have you done this experiment? Is there enough dye in the candy corn to make colored smoke? (I would reckon not. Some of the internet recipes for colored smoke bombs call for enormous proportion of aniline dyes.... like half the mixture.)
Remember, you can't just singe your hair off anymore. You'll have the telltale scalp burns.
Edit: I can't stop thinking about the Mad Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight, the first, and for my money the best, episode of The Tick.
I have no desire to experiment with smoke bombs. I was a research chemist for 20 years, and had my fill of accidents, fires, and things that go ka-BLAM!
But still interesting to read and talk about.