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Old 12-31-2009, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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This teenager made pipe bombs from instructions he found online using sparklers. He then bragged about it at a fireworks stand and even showed off the bombs. He didn't know the person he was showing this to was on the bomb squad.
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Old 12-31-2009, 07:23 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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This teenager made pipe bombs from instructions he found online using sparklers. He then bragged about it at a fireworks stand and even showed off the bombs. He didn't know the person he was showing this to was on the bomb squad.
Thank goodness, kids don't know how to keep their mouths shut. They also don't know much about snow in my state. A couple of bright bulbs burglarized a house then walked home in deep snow. LOL But seriously, I wish there was a way to keep bomb building instructions off the internet, but that won't happen, I know.
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Old 12-31-2009, 07:26 PM
 
Location: In the Axis of Time
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There's more concerning homemade devices on youtube.
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Old 12-31-2009, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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Oh great. Now we won't be able to take sparklers on airplanes.
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Old 12-31-2009, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Anything that produces a reaction can be made into some sort of bomb.

It's amazing what you can do with a tennis ball and match heads, or mentos and diet cola.

One thing you never do is brag about it to strangers, that's a nasty lesson learned the hard way.
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Old 12-31-2009, 07:29 PM
 
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I made "bombs" and blew up parts of the desert in Tucson, prior to the internet.

Further, everybody found out that after sitting at the table doing shots that you could take a lighter to a bottle of Everclear and it would flame up. do you know why? Because, between the ages of 11 and 22, your brain disappears.

Blowing crap up is a right of passage.
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Old 12-31-2009, 07:35 PM
 
Location: mancos
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we made all kinds of bombs when i was a kid. mostly used gunpowder.ahh those innocent days. if i grew up today I'd be doing life.
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Old 12-31-2009, 07:39 PM
 
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yeah and a cousin of a friend of mine's head exploded when he ate pop rocks while drinking a coke.
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Old 12-31-2009, 08:12 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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we made all kinds of bombs when i was a kid. mostly used gunpowder.ahh those innocent days. if i grew up today I'd be doing life.
You're right. Building bombs really isn't new for kids. Someone in my high school back in the 50s lost his hand doing just that.
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Old 12-31-2009, 08:16 PM
 
Location: mancos
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sorry to hear that. we got away pretty scot free. except for a few parental beatings
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