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   "A Florida Institute of Technology student is accused of detonating a homemade bomb at the school, a device the student said he learned how to make by watching the Discovery Channel TV show MythBusters"

26 Nov 2012 11:08 AM   |   4663 clicks   |   WTSP
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timswar     
Florida Institute of Technology must be a lousy tech school if their students need Mythbusters to teach them how easy it is to build a homemade bomb.

26 Nov 2012 11:10 AM
doczoidberg     
Oh, boy.

Here we go....

26 Nov 2012 11:11 AM
HailRobonia     
Let me guess: Dry ice?

26 Nov 2012 11:12 AM
Enemabag Jones     
works bomb?

26 Nov 2012 11:12 AM
ReverendJasen     
Lye + aluminum foil in a 2 liter. I was making those in high school.

26 Nov 2012 11:12 AM
Technoir     
cue perpetrator's parents suing the school, discovery channel, mythbusters etc for causing their child to build a bomb.

26 Nov 2012 11:13 AM
Magorn    [TotalFark]  

timswar: Florida Institute of Technology must be a lousy tech school if their students need Mythbusters to teach them how easy it is to build a homemade bomb.


came here to say exactly that. No School ending in "IT" should even ADMIT a kid who can't make a respectable explosive in 15 min with nothing more than the contents of a common kitchen sink cabinet. Jesus, what's happened to our country's standards anyway?

26 Nov 2012 11:13 AM
Shadow Blasko     
Quick... I better blame someone or they will blame me!


uhh .. The internets?

"What on the internets?"

Uhh .. Mythbusters.. Yeah! That was it.


/Total BS

26 Nov 2012 11:13 AM
Rihlsul     
Maybe his punishment could be the judge handing him over to the Mythbusters for the tirade that they will surely have ready when they hear about this moron. I would not want to be on the receiving end of either a pissed Jamie or Adam.

26 Nov 2012 11:13 AM
CheekyMonkey     
He shoulda just stuck with 'milking' or 'butt-chugging' or whatever else the retards are doing to amuse themselves these days...

26 Nov 2012 11:13 AM
Real Women Drink Akvavit    [TotalFark]  
*adjusts onion on belt*

Back in my day we had to rely on the Anarchist's Cookbook.

/surprised Darwin hasn't got me yet 
//lawn, off

26 Nov 2012 11:13 AM
fustanella     
In fairness, they're not trying it at home, they're trying it at school.

26 Nov 2012 11:13 AM
slayer199    [TotalFark]  
I'm calling BS because whenever they make explosives on Mythbusters, they don't show the ingredients.

26 Nov 2012 11:13 AM
Keeve     
Diet Pepsi & Mentos?

26 Nov 2012 11:14 AM
StrikitRich    [TotalFark]  
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Ooops?

26 Nov 2012 11:14 AM
Shadow Blasko     

Magorn: Jesus, what's happened to our country's standards anyway?


This is what they show on "The Learning Channel"

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26 Nov 2012 11:15 AM
Orgasmatron138     
Weird, I thought it was exclusively heavy metal bands that cause this kind of thing.

26 Nov 2012 11:16 AM
Sandusky Knows Best     
Adam: Remember, don't try this at home.
Jamie: We're what you call "experts".

26 Nov 2012 11:17 AM
scrotal_aroma     
OK, when I was a kid, we would go to a shopping plaza, in the hardware store, buy a pipe with 2 endcaps, then go 2 stores over to the gun shop and buy pyrodex and cannon fuse. And we were under 13

26 Nov 2012 11:18 AM
Frankenstorm     
Does anyone watch TV anymore?

26 Nov 2012 11:18 AM
PsyLord     
Mentos and Diet Coke?

26 Nov 2012 11:18 AM
GriffXX     
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Blame the ginger.

26 Nov 2012 11:20 AM
fruitloop     
Christian Duke

He sucks.

26 Nov 2012 11:20 AM
Real Women Drink Akvavit    [TotalFark]  

Orgasmatron138: Weird, I thought it was exclusively heavy metal bands that cause this kind of thing.


Nah. Metal heads generally gave up with the whole wanton destruction and church arson thing back in the 90's. Unless the youngsters are feeling left out and recreating our shenanigans from days of old.

/feels very old now

26 Nov 2012 11:21 AM
Vlad_the_Inaner     
Subby missed the trolltasic graphic in ABC's version

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Link

/if its baking soda and vinegar in a 2 liter bottle, I don't think I want my tax dollars running a double felony prosecution on this. And FIT is in my town, so it would be my tax dollars

26 Nov 2012 11:21 AM
The Irresponsible Captain    [TotalFark]  
The only thing he's guilty of is being stupid enough to do this in a stairwell.

Today a shaken soda can is a "Terr'ist bomby incendiary IED".

26 Nov 2012 11:22 AM
LittleSmitty     
My 7th grade Science book listed the ingredients for Black Powder. My dad had a jar of sulpher, charcoal is free and I went to the drug store and purchased a bottle of Salt Peter (potassium nitrate) for $1.50.

It took me a few tries to get the ratio correct, but I had fun. My dad walked in on me and asked what I was doing. He about flipped when I said "making Gunpowder". When he asked where I learned it, I told him I learned it from my Science book. He was so happy I was learning stuff in school he gave a a piece of Magnesium and told me to "take a file and add some magnesium filings" to my gunpowder to "see what happens".

Father/son bonding with my dad usually included things that went BOOM.

26 Nov 2012 11:22 AM
Uchiha_Cycliste    [TotalFark]  

Magorn: timswar: Florida Institute of Technology must be a lousy tech school if their students need Mythbusters to teach them how easy it is to build a homemade bomb.

came here to say exactly that. No School ending in "IT" should even ADMIT a kid who can't make a respectable explosive in 15 min with nothing more than the contents of a common kitchen sink cabinet. Jesus, what's happened to our country's standards anyway?


OTOH.. Florida.

26 Nov 2012 11:23 AM
ChipNASA     
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26 Nov 2012 11:24 AM
wildcardjack     
That nothing. My engineering college had a group into gunsmithing. I'm pretty sure a few full-auto weapons came out of the fabrication lab.

/You can't write machine shop on a grant application.

26 Nov 2012 11:25 AM
tekmo     

Orgasmatron138: Weird, I thought it was exclusively heavy metal bands that cause this kind of thing.


No, it's those damn video games, grampy.

26 Nov 2012 11:25 AM
HailRobonia     

slayer199: I'm calling BS because whenever they make explosives on Mythbusters, they don't show the ingredients.


Wrong. This bomb has simple, easily-obtained ingredients and they listed them explicitly:

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(water + heat + pressure = kaboom)

26 Nov 2012 11:26 AM
Private_Citizen    [TotalFark]  
I'm reminded of the Beavis and Butthead episode where they watch a History channel episode on Benjamin Franklin's kite experiment. When they get hurt replicating it, the media blames TV.

The point is: it's not the TV show that's the problem - it's the idiots.

26 Nov 2012 11:27 AM
Coastalgrl     
I find it amusing that I hear about this on FARK rather than through the university alert system.

From the student sampling that I taught this term, some students were exceptionally bright and motivated. Others....I have no idea how they got into school.

26 Nov 2012 11:28 AM
LittleSmitty     

HailRobonia: slayer199: I'm calling BS because whenever they make explosives on Mythbusters, they don't show the ingredients.

Wrong. This bomb has simple, easily-obtained ingredients and they listed them explicitly:

[cdn.static.ovimg.com image 400x226]

(water + heat + pressure = kaboom)


Don't forget the Coffe Creamer explosion. They used powdered Coffee Creamer to mimic the explosions that can happen in Flour Mills or grain silos.

Airbourne coffee Creamer + ignition source = massive fireball.
C

26 Nov 2012 11:32 AM
CheekyMonkey     

HailRobonia: slayer199: I'm calling BS because whenever they make explosives on Mythbusters, they don't show the ingredients.

Wrong. This bomb has simple, easily-obtained ingredients and they listed them explicitly:

[cdn.static.ovimg.com image 400x226]

(water + heat + pressure = kaboom)


I think that was my favorite episode of all time.

26 Nov 2012 11:32 AM
LarryDan43     
I learned how to shoot people in the head after they argue with me by watching Sons of Anarchy.

26 Nov 2012 11:36 AM
BLEMDAR     
Sorry Uncle Fester, The Anachist cook book, is out of date.

Youve been replaced by two geeks on the Discovery channel.

26 Nov 2012 11:39 AM
Arthur Jumbles     
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/Not a word about the mugshot on the bottom of the page. Really?

26 Nov 2012 11:40 AM
ds_4815     
As an FIT student, I'm filing this one under "inevitable".

Coastalgrl: I find it amusing that I hear about this on FARK rather than through the university alert system.

From the student sampling that I taught this term, some students were exceptionally bright and motivated. Others....I have no idea how they got into school.


I don't always "this", but when I do... this.

26 Nov 2012 11:44 AM
boinkingbill     
I'm sure it's just a matter of time before someone makes a bomb out of their BLT sandwich.

26 Nov 2012 11:45 AM
FatherChaos     

Private_Citizen: I'm reminded of the Beavis and Butthead episode where they watch a History channel episode on Benjamin Franklin's kite experiment. When they get hurt replicating it, the media blames TV.

The point is: it's not the TV show that's the problem - it's the idiots.


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26 Nov 2012 11:47 AM
diaphoresis     

CheekyMonkey: He shoulda just stuck with 'milking' or 'butt-chugging' or whatever else the retards are doing to amuse themselves these days...


butt chugging? ok.. I am waaaay out of touch. Sounds like sucking s*** out of someone's ass

26 Nov 2012 11:47 AM
FatherChaos     

diaphoresis: CheekyMonkey: He shoulda just stuck with 'milking' or 'butt-chugging' or whatever else the retards are doing to amuse themselves these days...

butt chugging? ok.. I am waaaay out of touch. Sounds like sucking s*** out of someone's ass


Weren't around about two months ago, were you?

Clicky Clicky

26 Nov 2012 11:48 AM
digitalrain     

Real Women Drink Akvavit: *adjusts onion on belt*

Back in my day we had to rely on the Anarchist's Cookbook.

/surprised Darwin hasn't got me yet 
//lawn, off


Someone I knew back in the day once told me that a chlorine tablet and brake fluid
can burn through an engine block.

26 Nov 2012 11:50 AM
Old Man Winter     

Arthur Jumbles: [www.wtsp.com image 480x640]

/Not a word about the mugshot on the bottom of the page. Really?


Meth is bad?

26 Nov 2012 11:51 AM
diaphoresis     

FatherChaos: diaphoresis: CheekyMonkey: He shoulda just stuck with 'milking' or 'butt-chugging' or whatever else the retards are doing to amuse themselves these days...

butt chugging? ok.. I am waaaay out of touch. Sounds like sucking s*** out of someone's ass

Weren't around about two months ago, were you?

Clicky Clicky


I got legal custody of both of my grandkids ( 1 month old and 2 yr old). Haven't had any free time for about 3 weeks... that's for the clicky.

26 Nov 2012 11:52 AM
cyks     

Arthur Jumbles: [www.wtsp.com image 480x640]

/Not a word about the mugshot on the bottom of the page. Really?


I had to finish fapping first. Geez, these things take time.

26 Nov 2012 11:54 AM
Ivo Shandor    [TotalFark]  

HailRobonia: Wrong. This bomb has simple, easily-obtained ingredients and they listed them explicitly:


As did this one: 1,000,000 match heads (skip to 4:00 for the good bit).

Real Women Drink Akvavit: Back in my day we had to rely on the Anarchist's Cookbook.


These days you can learn from the professionals. Just search for "TM 31-210 Improvised Munition Handbook"

26 Nov 2012 11:55 AM
diaphoresis     

Ivo Shandor: HailRobonia: Wrong. This bomb has simple, easily-obtained ingredients and they listed them explicitly:

As did this one: 1,000,000 match heads (skip to 4:00 for the good bit).

Real Women Drink Akvavit: Back in my day we had to rely on the Anarchist's Cookbook.

These days you can learn from the professionals. Just search for "TM 31-210 Improvised Munition Handbook"


and notify the FBI that I could be a potential terrorist? Hell no..

26 Nov 2012 11:58 AM
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