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Warning! Be Careful Out there!
XXXX County Transportation Service ^ | 4/19/12 | County authorities

Posted on 04/24/2012 12:17:04 PM PDT by JDoutrider

From: XXX County Transportation Adopt a Highway

Subject: BE CAREFUL!

A warning we have been made aware of states that kids are putting Drano, tin foil, and water into plastic drink bottles, capping it up and leaving it on lawns, gardens, driveways, in mail boxes just waiting for you to pick it up with the intention of putting it into the rubbish bags.

Know that you may never make it!

If the bottle is picked up, shaken, even just a little, in about thirty seconds or less, it can build up sufficient gas to explode with enough force to remove some of your extremities or blind you!

Pay attention to this! Be extremely careful when you pick up any plastic bottles that may be in your yards, on highway cleanup etc.

Please share information this with anyone you know and car about!

End of warning… This is actually good information to share here on FReeRepublic!

Let’s be careful out there!!!


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: boom; ibtz

1 posted on 04/24/2012 12:17:08 PM PDT by JDoutrider
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To: JDoutrider
This has been proven to NOT be a hoax.

Treat all foreign material appearing on your lawn as IEDs in Iraq.

2 posted on 04/24/2012 12:20:20 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Admin Moderator refuses to let me hit it. -- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2875871/posts)
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To: JDoutrider

What’s the source? Link provided doesn’t work.


3 posted on 04/24/2012 12:23:59 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: Lazamataz; Joe 6-pack; SunkenCiv; onyx; TEXOKIE; Slings and Arrows

Ping,!


4 posted on 04/24/2012 12:24:09 PM PDT by moose07 (The truth will out, one day.)
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To: Lazamataz
Exactly Laz...

When the County Mounties show up on your premises with written warnings, it is time to take notice of the problem!

The local yutes are doing this around our vicinity. Someone is going to be seriously injured!

Pay attention to your A/O!

5 posted on 04/24/2012 12:26:03 PM PDT by JDoutrider (Impeach! Incarcerate! Deport!)
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To: Lazamataz

Let’s see... Shake it up and throw it where? Neighbor’s trash can?


6 posted on 04/24/2012 12:26:31 PM PDT by tired&retired
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To: Lazamataz
Treat all foreign material appearing on your lawn as IEDs in Iraq.

Detonating them with a .50 caliber machine gun isn't really an option for me, which really sucks.

7 posted on 04/24/2012 12:27:33 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: JDoutrider

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=YbaiCdX1XWc


8 posted on 04/24/2012 12:28:42 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: JDoutrider

Tin foil? Then maybe we’re safe — the stores don’t sell household tin foil, it’s all aluminum foil.


http://www.hoax-slayer.com/drano-bottle-bomb.shtml


9 posted on 04/24/2012 12:28:59 PM PDT by zipper (espions sur les occupants)
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To: PapaNew

No linky provided as this was a flyer handed out by the local authorities that are going door to door (or in my case farm to farm).


10 posted on 04/24/2012 12:28:59 PM PDT by JDoutrider (Impeach! Incarcerate! Deport!)
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To: JDoutrider

Where was this?


11 posted on 04/24/2012 12:30:53 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: JDoutrider

If I see aluminum foil inside of a plastic bottle I will think about bombs. I have heard of bombs made with rolled up aluminum foil inside of 1.5 litre plastic bottles with certain chemicals added.


12 posted on 04/24/2012 12:31:47 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: JDoutrider

:: Drano, tin foil, and water ::

Chemically, the reaction involves ^aluminum^ foil, not Tin (which, IIRC, cannot be purchased by the general public anyway).


13 posted on 04/24/2012 12:31:54 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: PapaNew

North Minnesota.


14 posted on 04/24/2012 12:32:28 PM PDT by JDoutrider (Impeach! Incarcerate! Deport!)
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To: Lurker

“Detonating them with a .50 caliber machine gun isn’t really an option for me, which really sucks.”

What, the plastic bottles or the kids?


15 posted on 04/24/2012 12:36:30 PM PDT by Larry - Moe and Curly (Loose lips sink ships.)
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To: zipper

That link shows this is not a hoax. Interesting that, when reading it, the local authority must have cut and pasted their warning flyer from that site! It’s almost word for word!


16 posted on 04/24/2012 12:36:44 PM PDT by JDoutrider (Impeach! Incarcerate! Deport!)
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To: Larry - Moe and Curly
What, the plastic bottles or the kids?

Whichever.

17 posted on 04/24/2012 12:44:43 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: PapaNew

http://www2.insidenova.com/news/2012/apr/05/4/officials-bottle-bomb-incidents-rise-prince-willia-ar-1821965/

This is from my local newspaper earlier this month, sounds like the same thing.


18 posted on 04/24/2012 12:49:40 PM PDT by Cailleach
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To: JDoutrider

thanks


19 posted on 04/24/2012 12:54:03 PM PDT by know-the-law
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To: JDoutrider
...Drano, tin foil, and water...

Drano, check. Water, check. Tinfoil....tinfoil? All I can get is that aluminum stuff!

20 posted on 04/24/2012 1:00:54 PM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: JDoutrider

About a week ago I did a Youtube search on these bombs and there are a lot of demos online.


21 posted on 04/24/2012 1:04:10 PM PDT by Dogbert41 ("...or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King. " -Jesus)
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To: JDoutrider

About a week ago I did a Youtube search on these bombs and there are a lot of demos online.


22 posted on 04/24/2012 1:04:18 PM PDT by Dogbert41 ("...or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King. " -Jesus)
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To: Lazamataz

We just got educated on IED 101. Might be useful against blue helmets or SEIU thugs.


23 posted on 04/24/2012 1:04:36 PM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Lazamataz
Treat all foreign material appearing on your lawn as IEDs in Iraq.


24 posted on 04/24/2012 1:05:12 PM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: Cailleach

iT’S ALUMINIMUM FOIL and it could be the cap on a plastic or even glass bottle . Which could disolve while putting it together and if the ingredients aren’t right can blow up while being made. BTW “tin” foil was usually lead not tin I don’t think it ever was made of tin and was common prior to WWII.


25 posted on 04/24/2012 1:09:17 PM PDT by mosesdapoet (The best way to punish a - country is let professors run it. Fredrick the Great p/p)
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To: JDoutrider

Thanks for posting. Health/life BUMP!


26 posted on 04/24/2012 1:25:22 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: mosesdapoet

Alright. I never mentioned any type of foil, or any ingredients for that matter, as my info came from our local newspaper, which chose not to tell what went into the things. I had no idea what they were made of or not made of prior to this post. I think you may have hit reply to the wrong post. :)


27 posted on 04/24/2012 1:27:31 PM PDT by Cailleach
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To: mosesdapoet

On further research, yes, aluminum foil.

The flyer they are handing out reads tin foil and I transcribed directly from that...


28 posted on 04/24/2012 1:30:25 PM PDT by JDoutrider (Impeach! Incarcerate! Deport!)
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To: JDoutrider

This is useful info. May need to test these theories further...


29 posted on 04/24/2012 2:10:03 PM PDT by tickedoffnow (No more...)
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To: Puppage

Just been rummaging around youtube from the video you linked - looks like these things have been around since at least 2006 - starting, apparently, with Lysol “The Works” toilet bowl cleaner and aluminum foil...they call them Works.Bombs.


30 posted on 04/24/2012 2:39:54 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: JDoutrider

>>...it can build up sufficient gas to explode with enough force to remove some of your extremities or blind you!...<<

Well, I have a bow and I suppose one could shoot the things with an old broadhead. Seems a nice sized slice in the bottle would keep it from building up any pressure.

Might be a bit much but if I get an excuse to draw a bow, I’ll take it.


31 posted on 04/24/2012 5:56:09 PM PDT by jaydee770
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To: jaydee770
Sounds like fun!

If we DID find one around here, I'd send Mrs. JDO out with her pistol to blow it up... We were shooting targets in the back yard today and her marksmanship has finally passed mine with her hand cannon!

32 posted on 04/24/2012 6:52:35 PM PDT by JDoutrider (Impeach! Incarcerate! Deport!)
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To: JDoutrider

A lady here in Cincy was almost blinded from one of these in her front yard where some one deposited a few from news reports she just thought they were trash !


33 posted on 04/24/2012 7:42:42 PM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK (Any man may make a mistake ; none but a fool will persist in it . { Latin proverb })
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To: All

Alot of people still call Aluminum Foil, Tin Foil.

My Granny did it, and so do I.


34 posted on 04/24/2012 8:14:28 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: JDoutrider

Be careful blowing that thing up...depending on the recipe they used, I believe the gas is either Hydrogen (which is very explosive) or Chlorine gas (which is very poisonous).


35 posted on 04/24/2012 8:33:50 PM PDT by willyd (your credibility deficit is screwing up my bs meter...)
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To: moose07; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks moose07.


36 posted on 04/24/2012 8:53:22 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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