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Date: 09/19/08 05:02 AM

44 Responses to Braniac – Alkali Metal + Water = BANG

  1. Profile photo of The_Maddog
    The_Maddog Male 30-39
    3369 posts
    September 18, 2008 at 5:55 pm
    Link: Braniac - Alkali Metal + Water = BANG - It`s not only Mythbusters who blow stuff up!
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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    September 19, 2008 at 5:10 am
    Braniac? advertising for raisin bran or something?? btw you can buy some of these things UnitedNuclear.com (granted, you cant buy all of the alkali metals.) and they should definately make a grenade-shell for some cesium, then compare the damage to a real grenade.
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    gchimmel Female 18-29
    667 posts
    September 19, 2008 at 5:16 am
    My science teacher showed this to us last year!
  4. Profile photo of Batmanners
    Batmanners Male 18-29
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    September 19, 2008 at 5:30 am
    Science?

    You can "prove" science, but you can`t disprove God.
    Therefore, God made the tubs blow up, not science.

    <-- Atheist

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    alice_x Female 18-29
    5140 posts
    September 19, 2008 at 6:05 am
    ong i loooove braniac, they hate caravans though haha theyre always blowing them up xD
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    September 19, 2008 at 6:07 am
    Whoa! Freakin` HAND-GRENADE explosion off two crummy grams of rubidium??? Who knew?
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    Xan238 Male 18-29
    287 posts
    September 19, 2008 at 6:21 am
    all braniac, the "science" show where they mostly blow sh*t up...
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    Mani-Jac Male 40-49
    805 posts
    September 19, 2008 at 7:00 am
    This is the third time this video has been posted here.

    THIRD!!

    <Sarcasm>
    "Updated daily, so check back whenever you`re bored."
    </Sarcasm>


    Alkali Metals

    Fun with Alkali Metals

  9. Profile photo of newlife
    newlife Male 40-49
    254 posts
    September 19, 2008 at 7:03 am
    "IT`s the dogs nuts...."....????? WTF!!!
  10. Profile photo of Dakkar
    Dakkar Male 18-29
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    September 19, 2008 at 7:07 am
    We just did this in my Chem lecture today. Unfortunately no bathtub, but we did have the little potassium explosions.
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    Rat5Rule Female 13-17
    930 posts
    September 19, 2008 at 7:13 am
    :D Nooooooooooooice.
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    ThePom Male 18-29
    214 posts
    September 19, 2008 at 7:19 am
    This show and Top Gear complete my life.
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    Backfat Male 30-39
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    September 19, 2008 at 7:40 am
    now immagine flushing that down a toilet.
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    WtfDorkFace Female 18-29
    180 posts
    September 19, 2008 at 7:46 am
    I wish they did that kind of stuff in chemistry class...
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    yellowsquare Female 18-29
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    September 19, 2008 at 8:31 am
    "I wish they did that kind of stuff in chemistry class..."

    If you go far enough in chemistry, your professor/teacher will show you alkali metals with water, but perhaps not on a grand scale like rubidium...more like potassium and lithium in water.

    And by the way, their rubidium explosion in the bathtub isn`t real :( My professor showed this exact video in lecture last year and explained that the explosion would be on a much larger magnitude with more fire.

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    teph2112 Male 13-17
    650 posts
    September 19, 2008 at 8:31 am
    Apparently wiki says that the last one was fake

    or something like that

    Anyway, Backfat, I have a friend whos school banned these chemicals because someone flushed sodium down the toilet XD

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    yellowsquare Female 18-29
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    September 19, 2008 at 8:32 am
    "This is the third time this video has been posted here."

    I thought so...

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    chimmeychang Male 30-39
    685 posts
    September 19, 2008 at 8:58 am
    did you bother looking a the periodic table before saying francium was fake? im guessing you didnt watch the professor wikipedia a few days ago...and wiki said no such thing anyways, are you sure you can read?
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    Drakey616 Female 18-29
    88 posts
    September 19, 2008 at 9:02 am
    <3 science. sodium down the toliets?? bet that was fun :D
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    TruJuggalo Male 18-29
    405 posts
    September 19, 2008 at 9:19 am
    where do i get my hands on some rubium and cesium
  21. Profile photo of TruJuggalo
    TruJuggalo Male 18-29
    405 posts
    September 19, 2008 at 9:20 am
    rubidium* sorry

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    jdjd5883 Male 18-29
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    September 19, 2008 at 9:34 am
    i love alkali metals
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    Ruswut Male 18-29
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    September 19, 2008 at 9:38 am
    Considering they need to be kept under argon becasue water and oxygen cause them to explode, I`m going to guess nowhere legally. Hell I`m not sure I could get hold of any and I work in a chemistry lab.
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    Ruswut Male 18-29
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    September 19, 2008 at 9:43 am
    How can you claim wiki said the last one was fake? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francium
    Sure you weren`t on uncyclopedia?
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    BrokenJohn Male 18-29
    464 posts
    September 19, 2008 at 9:45 am
    Seen it a million times before.
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    titania Female 18-29
    119 posts
    September 19, 2008 at 10:01 am
    hahaha braniac, the science show to help you go.

    its brainiac isn`t it. as in brain. you guys threw me off a bit coz a couple of you wrote braniac too.

    ahhh ikkle hamster, love him, i could just pick him up and put him in my pocket. his the main reason why brainiac and topgear are my fav shows.
    yeah, im fickle.

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    dancinghipo Female 18-29
    4 posts
    September 19, 2008 at 10:16 am
    i think this video has been posted before.. anywho you do realize the last two explosions are fake.. well they are real but they are not caused by the elements. If you look closely you can see the line going into the bathtubs... you know the line that attatches to a detinator...
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    Dr_Zaius Male 13-17
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    September 19, 2008 at 10:29 am
    Misspelt title BRAINIAC and its a re post YAWN
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    modernbenoni Male 70 & Over
    1114 posts
    September 19, 2008 at 11:39 am
    Repost.


    We never forget.

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    alice_x Female 18-29
    5140 posts
    September 19, 2008 at 12:08 pm
    "Friday, September 19, 2008 10:29:32 AM
    Misspelt title BRAINIAC and its a re post YAWN"

    and your an arse head, but there we go..

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    alice_x Female 18-29
    5140 posts
    September 19, 2008 at 12:10 pm
    "Friday, September 19, 2008 7:03:02 AM
    "IT`s the dogs nuts...."....????? WTF!!!"

    it must be a brit thing, my dad says "the dogs nuts" all the time... like "hes car is the dogs nuts" lol

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    SHMOOF Male 13-17
    44 posts
    September 19, 2008 at 12:33 pm
    Woah... i used to watch Braniac all the time...

    ^_^

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    Poreka Female 13-17
    710 posts
    September 19, 2008 at 12:36 pm
    Braniac? Sounds like some TV show about cereal.
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    HOLYCRAP1234 Male 13-17
    1468 posts
    September 19, 2008 at 2:05 pm
    Aww.. .Woulda been cooler if he just walked away slowly with the water explosion behind him.
    And yes, I know he could have been seriously injured if he did that, but it would make for an AWESOME youtube video!
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    CZX11 Male 13-17
    178 posts
    September 19, 2008 at 2:33 pm
    omg i love brainac lol
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    paragon12321 Male 13-17
    45 posts
    September 19, 2008 at 2:35 pm
    A double repost and a fake? It`s my lucky day!
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2006/jul/22/badscience.uknews
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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    September 19, 2008 at 3:05 pm
    The last one was faked - the person who faked it later said so. Something went wrong with the real one and it didn`t blow up, so they used a little explosive instead.

    Brainiac is nothing like Mythbusters, which tries to be accurate. Brainiac is just for laughs and the only thing that should be taken seriously on it is the "do not try this at home" warnings, although you should be able to work out for yourself that doing something like putting some petrol in a balloon, taping a steel spoon to the balloon and putting it in a microwave oven on max for a while is unlikely to be a sensible thing to do in your own kitchen.

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    Vagrant86 Male 18-29
    2556 posts
    September 19, 2008 at 3:25 pm
    old but wonderful.
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    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15774 posts
    September 19, 2008 at 6:22 pm
    I`m starting to understand my IB Biology class!

    ...Just thought I`d share that.

    I really wish we did these kind of labs instead of dissecting a Happy Meal.

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    Llamaz Male 13-17
    339 posts
    September 19, 2008 at 7:13 pm
    I didn`t know you were in an IB school, too, Opie. I did something similar to this in my IB Chemistry class.
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    Negative_One Male 30-39
    2583 posts
    September 20, 2008 at 5:47 am
    The dogs nuts of the periodic table?
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    plimpslap Male 18-29
    94 posts
    September 20, 2008 at 6:41 am
    are they British or Australian?
  43. Profile photo of sjaakwortel
    sjaakwortel Male 18-29
    358 posts
    September 20, 2008 at 6:50 am
    mythbusters did that, and the explosion is not very strong( used kalium i thinkt=)
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    xmeyo Female 18-29
    19 posts
    September 25, 2008 at 1:09 pm
    holy hell @ cesium

    they told me it was reactive. i didnt know it was THIS reactive :o

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