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Old 01 April 2014, 11:56 PM
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Blow Your Top Chewing cordite

Comment: I've heard it said that during World War II, American and British
soldiers took up the practice of chewing cordite for its particular
intoxicating effects. While this is a widely recorded phenomena, the rumor
that I'm curious about is whether or not this practice could lead to
spontaneous explosions, cordite being the volatile substance that it is.

So I suppose my question is: did any WWII soldier really have his head
explode while chewing cordite?
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