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Thread: Drano/Foil/Plastic Bottle Alert

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    Drano/Foil/Plastic Bottle Alert

    Drano alert

    (I HAVE NOT SEEN THIS)

    Kids and others are putting Drano, tin foil, and a little water in plastic drink bottles and capping it up - leaving it on lawns, in mail boxes, in gardens, on driveways etc. just waiting for you to pick it up intending to put it in the rubbish, but you'll never make it!!!

    If the bottle is picked up, and the bottle is shaken even just a little - in about 30 seconds or less it builds up enough gas which then explodes with enough force to remove some of your extremities. The liquid that comes out is boiling hot as well.

    Don't pick up any plastic bottles that may be lying in your yards or in the gutter, etc.

    Pay attention to this. A plastic bottle with a cap. A little Drano. A little water. A small piece of foil. Disturb it by moving it; and BOOM!! No fingers left and other serious effects to your face, eyes, etc.

    Please ensure that everyone that may not have email access are also informed of this. Check it out at:

    http://www.snopes.com/crime/warnings/bottlebomb.asp
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    YIKES with spring clean up time coming I would pick up a bottle to throw it away !! Thanks for sharing
    Sandy

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    Thank you so much for sharing this. I looked this up on Snopes and it is indeed true.

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    This is true, unfortunatly!!

    There are even video's on You-Tube where kids can see exactly how to make one.

    Scary stuff. Makes me wonder if Drano (and the like) will be the next 'every day' product that will be kept behind the counter at the super market to be purchased only by adults.
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    Thanks so much. Hadn't heard of this.

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    Thanks for sharing this

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    Thanks for the heads up!

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    thank-you for the information would have never thought about that
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    Have a great day and happy sewing !

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    What is wrong with these kids.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom View Post
    This is true, unfortunatly!!

    There are even video's on You-Tube where kids can see exactly how to make one.

    Scary stuff. Makes me wonder if Drano (and the like) will be the next 'every day' product that will be kept behind the counter at the super market to be purchased only by adults.
    Then they will just get it from under the kitchen sink. If they want to create mischief, they'll find a way!
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    This has actually been going on for several years in different parts of the country. It seems to go in cycles.

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    My grandson was actually telling us about this this past weekend, kids do not know how dangerous this could be to them! He is about to turn 13 in 2 days!! He said the internet has all kinds of bomb instructions!

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    Good heavens. I make soap, which involves mixing lye (Drano) and water and I can tell you it gets HOT fast! In a closed bottle, there would most definitely be an explosion. The only thing more dangerous would be a glass jar. I am continually amazed at how far some people will go to hurt someone else just for kicks.
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    I always pick up bottles in the morning while walking my dog in the park. This is something to watch out for for sure.

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    Oh MY!! What next? Ya know, I really worry about the world my grandchildren will grow up in. Now we can't pick up trash without the threat of an explosion. What next?
    Karen

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    This has been common for over 40 years, when I was a kid the neighbor boys made them, not to drop off somewhere but to watch explode now kids throw then out and someone could get hurt.

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    Thanks for the heads up. Remember the good old days when we didn't have to worry about people trying to blow us up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nstitches4u View Post
    Thanks for the heads up. Remember the good old days when we didn't have to worry about people trying to blow us up?
    Yeah, I do.
    Karen

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    Thank you for sharing this - a lot of junk 'blows' into our yard - I will alert DH
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    i PUT THIS ON MY FACEBOOK PAGE. i DON'T KNOW WHERE ELSE WOULD BE PUBLIC. i SUGGEST THAT ALL OF US SHARE THIS ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGES
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    why would you share it - so someone else can make one???
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    good mothers let you lick the beaters - great mothers turn it off first

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    that's exactly what i said to my sister when she sent it to me. i said "thanks for the instructions. now share it with the police."

    but it's right on youtube and has been for quite a while. when i sent it to my son in new york he had known about it for several years so it's hardly a secret. just watch out before you jiggle any bottles on your lawn or in the streets.
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    Thanks for the info.
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    Wow twisted little brats! I don't understand what drives them to hurt other people like this.

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    thank you--- we live on a corner that is well traveled and we get all sorts of people trash thrown in the yard we would of picked the bottle and thrown it away. we will be looking at containerrs differently now. that was difinitly a pass on to all my friends article.

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