The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #31311   Message #406576
Posted By: Micca
26-Feb-01 - 12:26 PM
Thread Name: BS: School Pranks?
Subject: RE: BS: School Pranks?
Aggie and Sinsull, great care is needed as the timing from Flush to explosion varies but can be as short as 15-30 seconds or less......a more devastating version of this was when someone stole 50 gms of Sodium metal from a lab and panicked when it was announced over the PA ,they tried to flush it down a toilet..... it left a 3 fooot wide 5 foot deep hole where the Toilet HAD been
BTW the "Potassium " Iodide mentioned above is more correctly Nitrogen tri-iodide, stable when wet but VERY shock sensitive when dry...