Sunday, August 13, 2006

Can You Drink Liquid Explosives?

Via Slate:
Investigators believe that the suspects in the terrorist plot foiled Thursday planned to bring various bomb ingredients onto commercial airliners in liquid form. As a result, all but a few liquids have been banned from airplane cabins. Passengers can carry on important medicine, or milk and juice for small children, as long as they're willing to taste those liquids in front of security staff. What would happen if a terrorist were forced to take a sip of his liquid explosives?
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Depending on the agent...peroxides would probably cause burns on the mucosa...petroleum products would cause erosions as well...but if you are willing to kill yourself, a little sip wouldn't be something the terrorists would avoid.