So in this simple experiment, you can find ways to blow yourself up twice over, dose yourself with poison gas, and bathe yourself with atmospheric acid. It’s no wonder it’s such a classroom tradition.
A simple childhood experiment, involving basic stuff that anyone could find around the house, provides you with a simple means to make both a chemical and physical weapon. Find out how to split ordinary water into two different dangerous gases, and cause two different explosions.
Would you believe they can get a chemical weapon and an explosive with just some household ingredients? And that this has been used as a way to teach kids about electricity and water for generations? To do the miniature version of this experiment, just grab a glass, a nine volt battery and wire, a couple of pencils, a piece of cardboard, and some salt.