Braniac - Alkali Metal + Water = BANG

Submitted by: The_Maddog 8 years ago in Funny
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It"s not only Mythbusters who blow stuff up!
There are 43 comments:
Female 19
holy hell @ cesium

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

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Male 358
mythbusters did that, and the explosion is not very strong( used kalium i thinkt=)
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Male 94
are they British or Australian?
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Male 2,582
The dogs nuts of the periodic table?
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Male 338
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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Female 15,763
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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Male 2,553
old but wonderful.
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Male 12,365
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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Male 45
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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Male 178
omg i love brainac lol
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Male 1,468
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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Female 710
Braniac? Sounds like some TV show about cereal.
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Male 44
Woah... i used to watch Braniac all the time...

^_^

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Female 5,139
"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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Female 5,139
"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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Male 1,114
Repost.


We never forget.

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Male 15
Misspelt title BRAINIAC and its a re post YAWN
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Female 4
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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Female 119
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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Male 464
Seen it a million times before.
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Male 1,266
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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Male 1,266
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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Male 882
i love alkali metals
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Male 405
rubidium* sorry

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Male 405
where do i get my hands on some rubium and cesium
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Female 88
<3 science. sodium down the toliets?? bet that was fun :D
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Male 684
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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Female 1,545
"This is the third time this video has been posted here."

I thought so...

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Male 650
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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Female 1,545
"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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Female 179
I wish they did that kind of stuff in chemistry class...
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Male 1,894
now immagine flushing that down a toilet.
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Male 214
This show and Top Gear complete my life.
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Female 929
:D Nooooooooooooice.
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Male 1,254
We just did this in my Chem lecture today. Unfortunately no bathtub, but we did have the little potassium explosions.
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Male 254
"IT`s the dogs nuts...."....????? WTF!!!
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Male 287
all braniac, the "science" show where they mostly blow sh*t up...
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Male 5,194
Whoa! Freakin` HAND-GRENADE explosion off two crummy grams of rubidium??? Who knew?
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Female 5,139
ong i loooove braniac, they hate caravans though haha theyre always blowing them up xD
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Male 4,004
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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Female 667
My science teacher showed this to us last year!
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Male 4,793
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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Male 3,369
Link: Braniac - Alkali Metal + Water = BANG [Rate Link] - It`s not only Mythbusters who blow stuff up!
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