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Ukraine: Student killed by exploding chewing gum (laced with explosive chemical)
Telegraph ^ | 12/09/09

Posted on 12/09/2009 6:36:34 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster

Student killed by exploding chewing gum

A student in Ukraine died after his jaw was blown off reportedly by exploding chewing gum.

Published: 11:20AM GMT 09 Dec 2009

The 25-year-old chemistry student, who has not been named by police, was working at his parents' home in Konotop when relatives heard a "loud pop". They rushed to his room and discovered his body. The lower half of his face had been seriously disfigured by the blast.

The Russian news agency Ria Novosti said forensic tests found the chewing gum was covered with an unidentified chemical substance, thought to be some type of explosive.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: boom; chewinggum; explosive; ukraine
I hope somebody would not improve upon this idea, creating 'gum bomb.'
1 posted on 12/09/2009 6:36:35 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Darwin!!

“It was reported that the student used to dip chewing gum into citric acid. Police also found another substance near the body”


2 posted on 12/09/2009 6:38:02 AM PST by RDTF (How can you have a terrorist sympathizer counseling soldiers coming back from killing terrorists??)
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To: RDTF

Am I to understand that he made his OWN exploding chewing gum?

Kind of like “Spring Surprise” or “Crunchy Frog” (Monty Python reference for non-geeks among us)


3 posted on 12/09/2009 6:40:15 AM PST by left that other site (Your Mi'KMaq Paddy Whacky Bass Playing Biker Buddy)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
"Red light! Green Light!"

Smarmy little smile. Kabooom.

4 posted on 12/09/2009 6:41:16 AM PST by IYAS9YAS (The townhalls were going great until the oPods showed up.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I’d imagine they know what the explosive is. Chemistry students play with these things all the time. Most are smart enough not to put it in their mouth.


5 posted on 12/09/2009 6:41:25 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Careful of the pop rocks that say SUPER on the box.


6 posted on 12/09/2009 6:42:44 AM PST by edcoil (If I had 1 cent for every dollar the government saved, Bill Gates and I would be friends.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

willie wonkas vision has come to light; exploding candy for your enemies. I KNEW he was a terrorist! Ya can’t dress like that and not be LOL......


7 posted on 12/09/2009 6:44:36 AM PST by wombtotomb
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To: TigerLikesRooster
The remake of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, brought to you by the producers of Saw.

Well, Oompa-Loompas, it's time to mop up another candy induced blood spray.

8 posted on 12/09/2009 6:46:36 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Obamalaise - the new mood for America.)
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To: KarlInOhio

"Well, I told you I hadn't quite got it right, 'cause it goes a little funny when it gets to the dessert."

9 posted on 12/09/2009 6:47:10 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: TigerLikesRooster

This is my rifle and this is my gum...


10 posted on 12/09/2009 6:48:21 AM PST by tlb
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To: tlb

But does it lose it’s flavor on the bedpost overnight?


11 posted on 12/09/2009 6:49:34 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: SunkenCiv

Watch that citric acid!!


12 posted on 12/09/2009 6:50:19 AM PST by hennie pennie
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To: TigerLikesRooster
The Guinness Quest for the largest bubble ends in another disaster.
13 posted on 12/09/2009 6:51:59 AM PST by BallyBill (WARNING:Taking me serious could cause stress related illness.)
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To: driftdiver
Chemistry students play with these things all the time.

Anecdotally, I agree with your statement 100%. I was the lab assistant to our Chemistry teacher my senior year. There weren't that many things I had to do, so it was an easy "A", and I used it to do what little homework I had.

Oftentimes, I'd do my own experiments, which were encouraged by my teacher. I do recall one experiment that went awry: I mixed something with hydrochloric acid that created a large vapor, and it disrupted his class for a couple of minutes.

"BALLS OF FIRE! What are you doing back there?" When I showed him, he laughed it off, and related a couple of his experiments that didn't go as planned.

14 posted on 12/09/2009 6:53:31 AM PST by Night Hides Not (If Dick Cheney = Darth Vader, then Joe Biden = Dark Helmet)
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To: RDTF

I can’t imagine too much interesting chemistry with gum and citric acid. If he managed to confuse it with nitric acid, then a variety of unstable chemicals could be produced.


15 posted on 12/09/2009 7:09:30 AM PST by dangerdoc
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To: TigerLikesRooster
No, no, no! Freshen Up is “the gum that goes ‘squirt!’”, not “the gum that goes ‘BOOM!’”
16 posted on 12/09/2009 7:15:21 AM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?)...R.I.P.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Sounds like a hoax, frankly.
Is it detonated by the saliva or by any liquid? Or just by an unfortunate level of teeth pressure?


17 posted on 12/09/2009 7:20:44 AM PST by alecqss
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To: TigerLikesRooster

We just told our younger boy, who had never had Pop Rocks, about the “Pop Rocks and Coca-Cola will explode inside you” urban myth (sans the myth part.) Worth a good chuckle to see him prudently saving his Pop Rocks for the rest of the afternoon. Why? Because he’d had a glass of soda earlier and told us he was not going to risk it.


18 posted on 12/09/2009 7:22:56 AM PST by Sax
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To: TigerLikesRooster

So he finally got to the candy he got at Putin’s house on halloween. Bummer.


19 posted on 12/09/2009 7:24:28 AM PST by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Mysterious-exploding-Ukrainian-chewing-gum ping


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

20 posted on 12/09/2009 7:29:57 AM PST by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: Sax

Get some Mentos and put them in a litre size plastic bottle of coke , go to a parking lot and toss it up in the air after you close the cap back on.


21 posted on 12/09/2009 7:40:57 AM PST by erman
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To: TigerLikesRooster

testing is tough...


22 posted on 12/09/2009 7:42:26 AM PST by surfer
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To: The Comedian

Can you put me on the Mysterious-exploding-Ukrainian-chewing-gum ping list?

Thanks!


23 posted on 12/09/2009 7:44:18 AM PST by CJ Wolf
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To: dfwgator

The ultimate pop-rock.


24 posted on 12/09/2009 7:50:30 AM PST by Chickensoup (We have the government we deserve.)
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To: CJ Wolf
Can you put me on the Mysterious-exploding-Ukrainian-chewing-gum ping list?

Mysterious-exploding-Ukrainian-chewing-gum ping list:

Low volume ping list that covers exploding gum events in general, and Ukranian exploding gum events in particular. Occasional coverage of exploding confectionary from across Eastern Europe and the former Soviet satellite nations.

FReepmail me if you want on or off the Mysterious-exploding-Ukrainian-chewing-gum ping list.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

25 posted on 12/09/2009 8:12:20 AM PST by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: The Comedian

LOL great graphics!


26 posted on 12/09/2009 8:37:49 AM PST by CJ Wolf
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