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Nimrod2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:10 PM
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They were going to blow up Gatorade using the IPOD? WTF?
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 01:14 PM by Nimrod2005
I saw it on cnn.com

Plotters were to carry a "British version of Gatorade," detonate it with iPod or cell phone, source says



Please lord, helps us...
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Virginia Dare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:12 PM
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1. You see...
this is the kind of crazy shit that just makes DU look ridiculous... :sarcasm:
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meisje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:53 PM
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62. delete
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 03:54 PM by meisje
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Kutjara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:12 PM
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2. I just dropped my iPod in some Gatorade...
...and nothing happened. Now my iPod doesn't work. What a rip.

I'm going to try baking my laptop in a streudel next. Something's bound to happen.
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MessiahRp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:18 PM
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9. LOL
:rofl:

Rp
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:31 PM
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22. LMAO. "what a rip" lololol
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spuddonna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:03 PM
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40. The secret is the cinnamon drizzle... And it has to be a Dell laptop... nt
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Kutjara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:13 PM
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41. I wish you'd told me that before.
I now have a sort of melty, crusty laptop that's stuck to the oven rack. It certainly didn't blow up and it doesn't even taste that good.

Back to the drawing board <eyes family cat>.
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spuddonna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:59 PM
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48. No! Not the cat! They're TOO explosive!!
Are you insane?! You need to start smaller...

Think chihuahuas...
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obreaslan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:58 PM
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47. Did you download the iBomb software from iTunes first?
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 02:59 PM by obreaslan
It won't work without that. Your iPod also has to be playing "You Dropped a Bomb on Me" by the Gap Band for it to detonate.

:freak:


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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:00 PM
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50. LMAO!!!
Oh God, thank you for that. I needed the belly laugh!
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LSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:51 PM
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61. Funniest. GD Post. Ever.
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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Kadie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:59 PM
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66. ROFLMAO
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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KyndCulture Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:12 PM
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3. only if you have a tampon and with string to cause ignition.
this is just getting stupid.
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LostinVA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:15 PM
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6. Wow -- I didn't think about tampons - the new rules don't cover those
So what? If it's the first day of your period and you have a long flight, you're supposed to wear frigging training pants or something???
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KyndCulture Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:17 PM
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8. Pullups.
I guess so.
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LostinVA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:20 PM
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12. Seriously -- women won't be flying unless they HAVE to
I'd rather drive 1,000 miles than be degraded like this.
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KyndCulture Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:23 PM
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15. Yeah ditto but it's nothing new with this admin.
We are chattel.

if you have to carry needed things in a plastic clear bag... that's really WRONG.

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maxsolomon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:30 PM
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21. most men know almost all women always carry tampons & pads.
shouldn't be embarassing. i could give a rip.
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:21 PM
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13. The burka will hide any unsightly diaper lines.
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:35 PM
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27. Wear Joe: A Democrat/Independent Candidate is called a Depend .
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Nimrod2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:45 PM
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33. ROFL.................nt
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Bjornsdotter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:28 PM
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18. I'm gonna wear mine

....like curlers. Haven't decided how to wear the pads yet, I'm still working on it.

Cheers
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blonndee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:32 PM
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23. Elbow and knee pads? n/t
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Gormy Cuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:33 PM
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25. Stuff your bra with'em
Only go through checkpoints with male TSA employees. The giant boobs will distract them and you'll be able to stroll right through without delay.

:D
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Bjornsdotter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:46 PM
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34. Lol! n/t
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LostinVA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:06 PM
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69. That might work!
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:35 PM
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28. Sleep mask. Dont' pull your lashes out tearing it off.
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frylock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:56 PM
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37. mutton chops
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:30 PM
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56. need a small child
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:01 PM
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68. LOL!!! The Tampon Warrior!!!
How cute!!! :rofl:

I wish there were tampons like that when I was his age. I needed padding for my Medaeval Kitchen Utensil Warrior suit. :D

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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:28 PM
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19. UK rules cover those
no cartons allowed <they were mentioned> so they'd need to unboxed / unwrapped and carries loose. Hope nobody will make any tacky remarks here.
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:36 PM
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29. You hoped wrong!
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:14 PM
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42. I have visions
of bearded men wearing burques carry tampons to make the act look right. Looking over their shoulders occasionally saying "does my bum look big in the burque "? :)
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LostinVA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:06 PM
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71. UNWRAPPED? How unhygenic.... ugh
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:33 PM
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26. Long as they're not flight-training pants you're okay.
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Virginia Dare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:47 PM
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35. Somebody posted on another thread
that they dumped out her unopened box of tampons, not sure if it happened today or what.
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KyndCulture Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:56 PM
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36. That was me.
Couple months ago at the Minneapolis Airport.

I got the "pulled aside" treatment cause my ID is expired.. BFD I don't have a car.

Was told no "sealed packages" she ripped em open dumped em in the tray and picked threw em with her hands squeezing them.

Then I had to untuck my shirt and show her my bra.

BRA BOMB from the white redhead mother of 2. Oh yeah I look like a terrorist. Too many freckles I guess.


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Virginia Dare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:01 PM
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39. How infuriating and humiliating...
we are all assumed criminals unless we can prove otherwise--what is this world coming to?
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:06 PM
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70. What does a terrorist look like? serious question.
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Fridays Child Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:13 PM
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4. I think Bill Gates is behind this.
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Nimrod2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:14 PM
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5. Lol...Right on!
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Duer 157099 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:17 PM
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7. They must watch Mythbusters
Last night the Mythbusters tested the explosive potential of Coke plus Mentos.

That'll be next on the list, just watch
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:18 PM
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10. Dang, it's so obvious and you all missed it!!!
McGyver is now part of the al qeda!!!
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KyndCulture Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:20 PM
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11. What about pop rocks??
Throw em in that coke you just ordered and all hell will break loose.
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:22 PM
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14. It only to a few hours for this whole bastard to deflate.
The cycle seems to be getting shorter.
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BluePatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:23 PM
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16. Utter bullshit
...but how many people will drink it up? Heh, drink.

Argh, this whole thing wants me to *headdesk*
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mntleo2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:28 PM
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17. Stop It You Guys., Just Stop it!!!
I have snarfed my coffee about every time I scroll down to another post. My nose hurts from spewing it nasally. You are torturing me! Stop it!

:spank: :spank: :spank:
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:37 PM
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30. OH SHIT EXPLODING NOSTRILS! Alert the authorities~!
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alcibiades_mystery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:30 PM
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20. Photo of terrorist released!!!



(Seen here far left)
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FSogol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:32 PM
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24. No, it was mentos and Pepsi. I just found a terra training film
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:39 PM
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31. Red Green & duct tape are held for questioning.
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 01:40 PM by Vidar
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:41 PM
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32. After being waterboarded, duct tape spills the beans.
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readmoreoften Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:59 PM
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38. So if you blow up a bottle of gatorade, a plane explodes?
I didn't realize that gatorade destroyed aircraft. We really need to make more resilent flying machines.
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htuttle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:59 PM
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49. What's all this motherfucking Gatorade doing on my motherfucking plane?!!
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ChairmanAgnostic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:00 PM
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51. only if you burp and hick-up at the same time.
of course, a truly destructive event occurs of you pass gass at the same time.

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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:26 PM
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43. At first, I thought this must be a joke
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 02:37 PM by daleo
Plane plot involved energy drink, MP3 player, official says
Air travel in chaos after plot to bomb airliners exposed

Thursday, August 10, 2006 Posted: 1844 GMT (0244 HKT)

Manage Alerts | What Is This? WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Terrorists planned to use MP3 players and energy drinks to blow up as many as 10 jetliners bound for the United States, authorities said Thursday.

A senior congressional source said it's believed the plotters planned to mix a "British version of Gatorade" with a gel-like substance to make an explosive that they would possibly trigger with an MP3 player or cell phone.

http://edition.cnn.com/2006/US/08/10/us.security/index....

On edit - Maybe I am too cynical, but this seems like something from The Onion.

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stray cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:44 PM
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44. nitroglycerin
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Zynx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:46 PM
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45. Quite possible, but a really bad idea. Liquid nitro = unstable as hell.
That's why dynamite was invented in the first place.
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ikri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:18 PM
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54. To be fair
If you wanted to blow up a plane *whilst you were on board* would you really care that it's highly unstable?
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htuttle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:02 PM
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52. Have you ever actually looked up how to make that?
Other than the obvious problem of trying to smuggle enough nitric acid onto a planet to make it, do you really think that Gatorade is suitable in anyway to make nitroglycerin from?

It's NOT an easy thing to make!
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jakefrep Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:47 PM
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46. Maybe that's the stuff....
that spiked Floyd Landis' urine sample.
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AZBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:04 PM
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53. No, what you saw on CNN was:
they were going to put an explosive liquid (gasoline, nitroglycerin, etc) in a Gatorade or Powerade bottle and use the electronics in an iPod to set it off. Please don't start irresponsible rumors - there's enough on here already.
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killbotfactory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:20 PM
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55. That's not what the website says
It says they were going to mix a gatorade-like drink with another chemical to make an explosive.
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AZBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:48 PM
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59. OK, that's basically the same thing.
Add the chemical....an explosive chemical.. I actually saw that too after my earlier post. Either way, you go boom.

My point is they weren't going to blow up just Gatorade, which is what the OP said.
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:32 PM
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57. Reuters update
http://today.reuters.co.uk/news/articlenews.aspx?type=t...
The suspects arrested in an airline bomb plot in Britain on Thursday had planned to conceal liquid or gel explosives inside a modified sports beverage drink container and trigger the device with the flash from a disposable camera, ABC News reported on its Web site.

The network, citing U.S. sources, also said five additional suspects in the airline bomb plot foiled by British police were still at large and being sought.

"The plotters planned to leave the top of the bottle sealed and filled with the original beverage but add a false bottom, filled with a liquid or gel explosive," ABC said. "The terrorists planned to dye the explosive mixture red to match the sports drink sealed in the top half of the container."...(bit more@link)
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killbotfactory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:33 PM
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58. now that sounds at least plausable
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Nimrod2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:37 PM
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73. Thanks for posting this...So that I don't look crazy to some!
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geniph Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:49 PM
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60. Just make sure you confiscate the Altoids and Diet Coke
those really DO cause explosions. Well, geysers, anyway.
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dr.strangelove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:56 PM
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64. isn't it mentos and diet coke??
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meisje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:55 PM
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63. It's all fun and games until you're floating back to earth with outa chute
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mohinoaklawnillinois Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:58 PM
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65. This is the stuff everyone is referring to
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 03:59 PM by mohinoaklawnillinois
Lucozade:



It's basically carbonated water with lots of sugar in it and orange coloring.
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:59 PM
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67. You dropped your chocolate in my peanut butter!!! TERRORIST! nt
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Call Me Wesley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:09 PM
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72. Dell's were always suspicious, and here's proof:


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