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Tannerite in weekend bombings?

That’s what some are speculating. Joe tells why it may be the case. It’s been the target of would be nannies for a while. I think most people don’t realize just how easy it is to make explody things.

6 Responses to “Tannerite in weekend bombings?”

  1. rickn8or Says:

    I don’t think Tannerite is capable of doing the damage sustained by the dumpster.

  2. Mike V Says:

    For what its worth I just saw this

  3. Paul B Says:

    I have sold Tannerite and its ignition method would rule it out as a source for dumpster bombs. I could definitely deform a dumpster if you had enough, but it ignites with a high speed projectile of 223 or larger. Not a good choice for an alley bomb in the city.

  4. wizardpc Says:

    Guys you are missing the most likely scenario for tannerite being found in the bombs made by a guy that had an 80% failure rate and used his personal cell phone to try to set them off.

    He is an idiot that thought tannerite would detonate.

  5. Matt Says:

    Tannerite would blow a dumpster like that, easily, and you can make a cap to set it off w/o a rifle bullet easiy as well. Initiated by a phone or an egg timer, all Google locatable.

  6. mikee Says:

    Whatever happened to the good old days, when a cup of gasoline in a sealed 10 gallon can would cause enough of an explosion to satisfy almost everyone?

    As a chemist, I’ve strenuously avoided all sorts of common causes of explosions, from organic dust and static electricity (this is how entire corn silos explode in the Midwest once in a while) to tiny leaks of gas that puff up into mighty flames when they escape to the air. Explosions are really easy to achieve. Controlling them, that is another matter.

    And even if Tannerite wasn’t used, look for a ban because (1) a crisis should not go to waste, (2) if they can ban something, they will, and (3) for the children, and (4) the user base for this fun target explosive is miniscule and can’t stop them.