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Binary Explosive

Video clip shows the detonation of a home-made 'binary explosive'?

Published Jan 5, 2010

Claim:   Video clip shows the manufacture and detonation of a home-made "binary explosive."


Examples:   [Collected via e-mail, January 2010]

The attached video purports to show the kitchen-table
manufacture and then the detonation of a 'binary explosive",
wherein a dot of the substance the size of a match head vaporizes
a watermelon! I'm pretty sure nothing short of an (impossibly )
scaled-down thermonuclear device would have close to this capability.


Origins:   Research in progress.

Last updated:   5 January 2010

David Mikkelson founded the site now known as snopes.com back in 1994.

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