I am convinced that my family is on the no fly lists because I have researched via the web, a variety of ways to make bombs. (It’s all for the manuscript I’m currently editing, folks. Nothing more.) I never knew there were so many options and the ways the chemicals react are so interesting. Yep, that’s my inner geek coming out. However, I learned from the bomb squad a very important tidbit.

***DO NOT FOLLOW THE BOMB MAKING INSTRUCTIONS ON WEBSITES

Not even for research. Do not ever make a bomb. Because the people posting them invariably leave out one or two important steps. The men and women on the bomb squad have a plethora of stories of bored kids blowing off their fingers, singeing their eyebrows/hair, third degree burns on faces, arms, and hands, and much, much more. So, take my advice kids and find something else to do for entertainment.