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[*] posted on 16-7-2018 at 23:44


that video just reminded me of the largest batch of NI3 that I made in my youth ..
my father gave me an area in his garage/workshop for my schoolboy experiments,
I once made a pile of NI3 about 1" diameter and 1/2" high (pre-metrication) and left it to dry on a brick on my bench space with a BIG warning sign something like
DANGER
EXPLOSIVE
DO NOT TOUCH

Apparently this was too tempting for my father :D
According to him, he touched the pile with an outstretched arm and a very long screwdriver
- ringing in the ears for hours, a shattered brick and a bent screwdriver.
I may have made a little too much ?
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At around the same time;
My schoolmate partner in chemistry crimes used to like flicking little bits of NI3 off the filter paper when almost dry, out of his bedroom window, to explode when hitting the ground.
(I preferred using it to fill air rifle pellets, or making minefields for insects)
I went round to his house because he was not at school for a few days,
but he did not want to see me :(
later he explained ...
whilst leaning over the filter paper the whole lot exploded,
leaving him with an iodine-stained face
... except for the shadow of his (small round John Lennon style) spectacles :D
For some reason he thought it better to stay home than come to school :D:D

[Edited on 17-7-2018 by Sulaiman]
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