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Old 10 May 2007, 04:32 AM
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Dang it, my kids ate all the grapes before I got home....

Mooommmeee she probably no better than to leave me home while she goes out of town. I just used up the rest of the grapes we had in the fridge for this experiment. The juice in the inner part of the grapes seems to heat up enough to burst through the skin and outer portion. A boiling-type sound is easily audible, though it's a bit mere gurgley in tone than regular water.

I also through a batch of Peeps in for 5 minutes. They didn't explode, per se, but they did grow at least an order of magnitude in size by the T+3:00 Mark. It looks more like a loaf of bread than a few small marshmellow treats. During the 4th minute, steam began bursting holes through the good, causing the mega-peep to flatten into something resemling a pancacke in terms of appearence, but somehow entirely unappealing. The various sugars and coating had broken down and the whole think took on a small not unlike an overcooked cake.

Conclusion: Yes, grapes explode, but compared to peeps and marshmellows, grapes barely register on the explodometer. None of those appraoch regular campfire tricks such as filling an empty soda can with a smal amount of gasoline and setting near, but not directly in the embers. The gasoline distinctly pops and fissiles and the can as it helps up, then the gasoline firewall largely destroys the can. It that's still not really an explosion. Now, aeresol cans do explode, as does a brush pile or bonfire prepared with many gallons of gasoline.

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Old 10 May 2007, 04:45 AM
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I wish I had some Peeps to explode now...

BTW, I've heard the milk and orange juice thing, too. My mom always said it would curdle in your stomach.
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Old 10 May 2007, 04:51 AM
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You may not want to explode the peeps, it smells gawd awful in the kitchen nail. Perhaps five minutes on full power was overkill. I just wanted to see if they would really explode, either with projectile goo or a small fire. At least the mess is contained to one plate.
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Old 10 May 2007, 06:03 AM
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I'm astounded that, with all this talk of microwaving grapes, no one has linked to this yet.
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Old 16 May 2007, 06:35 PM
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Comment: Ive herd that you can manipulate railroad crossing guards by
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Old 26 May 2007, 05:45 PM
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Comment: I've heard that ingesting cat urine (either by drinking it
directly or reducing it down and then mixing the residue with water)
causes hallucinations. This obviously could be a hoax (when isn't getting
other people to drink cat piss funny?), but I've found several extremely
detailed "recipes" and accounts of the practice on the web, and my friend
insists it's true (though he hasn't yet experienced this firsthand).
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Old 29 May 2007, 05:45 PM
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And and and and and I heard that piss from Bonzai Kitties gives you the best high!
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Old 14 June 2007, 08:19 PM
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Comment: I was told that it only takes 12 pounds of force to pull off a
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Old 15 June 2007, 01:47 PM
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Comment: I was told that it only takes 12 pounds of force to pull off a man's testicles...
Well, it usually takes a force equivalent to the mass of the object you pull off.
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Old 16 June 2007, 03:37 AM
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Comment: I was told that it only takes 12 pounds of force to pull off a
man's testicles...
I think that sitting through one too many chick flicks has roughly the same results, but might be a bit more painful.

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Comment: I heard that it was possible to eat raw meat as long as you eat
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Old 26 June 2007, 08:46 PM
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Comment: I work in the retail industry, and while
working my butt off opening boxes from our delivery truck, cut myself with
a blade. I went to immediately wash it off in the break room, where
somebody suggested that I put some hot sauce tabacso/tapatia)on my wound,
that it would act as a didinfectant. I said no way, and used an alcohol
pad instead. This person, along with other supporters, still insists that
this works. (Even if it did, there's a snowball's chance in H*** that I'd
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Old 03 July 2007, 07:49 PM
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Comment: I had heard that if you cut the roof off of a front wheel drive
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Old 28 August 2007, 07:31 AM
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Comment: I heard this from a co-worker but I am too chicken to try it at
an airport. The story goes that if you don't have I.D. with you when you
go through airport security, you go to a seperate line, therby cutting in
front of everyone in line, saving youself some time. My co-worker insists
this works, but it sounds a little off. What have you heard?
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Old 28 August 2007, 02:28 PM
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Comment: I heard this from a co-worker but I am too chicken to try it at an airport. The story goes that if you don't have I.D. with you when you go through airport security, you go to a seperate line, therby cutting in front of everyone in line, saving youself some time. My co-worker insists this works, but it sounds a little off. What have you heard?
You may go into another line, but are you sure that it's not the line to have a little chat with Homeland Security?

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Old 28 August 2007, 09:31 PM
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You may go into another line, but are you sure that it's not the line to have a little chat with Homeland Security?

Ta ra 'wan,

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That or the line for the exit!
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Old 28 August 2007, 11:56 PM
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I can't imagine you can get out the 'other end' of airport security without some form of ID. Regardless of what that other line might lead to, you ain't getting on that plane if you don't have it.
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Old 29 August 2007, 12:20 AM
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Comment: I had heard that if you cut the roof off of a front wheel drive
car that the car will collapse. Is this true?
There's a grain of truth behind that one. Most small FWD cars are fairly lightly built, and rely on the roof and A through C pillars for a substantial amount of chassis stiffening.

Back when I was in high school, a couple of kids tried to make an open-top Honda Civic by just sawing across the roof above the windshield and sawing through the bases of the B and C pillars. They did this while the doors were open, and after lifting off the roof the car had sagged so far that the doors would no longer close. If somebody had jumped up and down in the center of the car the floorpan probably would have creased across the middle of the car.

Anyhow, they just lifted the center of the floor until the doors closed, and got some TIG jockey to weld around the edges of the doors. Bending problem (temporarily) solved. However, it was still very noodly in torsion...
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Old 19 December 2007, 03:10 AM
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Comment: Real question now: Is it true beetles taste like apples, wasps
like pine nuts, and worms like fried bacon? Seems kind of dumb, but my
brother really wants to know.
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