Wednesday, June 2, 2010


It's unbelievable, what some people will do. This is about bottle bombs and is confirmed by Snopes. The Snopes link has a short video demonstrating the bomb's destructive potential.

If you see something like this, call the police; DO NOT PICK IT UP. Don't pick up any plastic bottles that may be laying in your yards or in the gutter, etc.

Bottle bombs are made with:

1. A ----- [here was included a list of ingredients that seemed a little too much like "instructions," which I removed so certain teenage boys of my acquaintance wouldn't decide to experiment and lose yet more fingers]
2. A little -----
3. A little -----
4. A small -----
5. Disturb it by moving it; and BOOM!!
6. No fingers left and other serious effects to your face, eyes, etc..

People are finding these bombs in mailboxes and in their yards, just waiting for you to pick it up intending to put it in the trash. But you'll never make it. It takes about thirty seconds to blow up after you move the thing.


  1. thanks for the warning! here in n.e. mississippi we are also being warned not to pick up any kind of bottles as well, but not cause they might be explosive bombs...they are actually cooking meth in 2 liter bottles which of course is just as dangerous and explosive but also contanimates everything. and it is a problem that has pervaded "every" neighborhood. i think we have already seen the beginnings of an end of the world as we knew it...between this little things like soda bottles with meth, exploding bomb bottles, major oil spills, economic crises with banks, homes etc.. and ilegal immigration and a president who uses tax money to entertain socialists, musicians, date nights and vacations when he should be on sight and humbled rather than arrogant and accusatory.....we are fixing to be in deep kimshe...i feel like it is coming close to the time when we had better count our beans, bullets, and bullion (grandma's silver) and hide 'em in a safe place. that artist is a leach on society and gives a bad name to an honorable profession. caryn

  2. For somebody who lives in a rural "free fire" zone this seems like a simple problem for a .22 at a safe distance.

  3. Yes, thanks for the warning. Usually I get these types of emails very quickly, but this is the first I've heard of this danger.

    I shared the warning with my kiddos and hope that their friends will heed their warnings.