Just what does it take to make nitroglycerin go off? (VIDEO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOE4pCehJ70

YouTube science channel Cody’s Lab– probably unwisely– decided to test setting off small amounts of nitrated glycerol with everything from a hammer to a .22LR.

Brewing his own nitro (not recommended), he gets some loud “cracks” when hitting the heat/pressure-sensitive liquid with a maul on an anvil and blows apart a cheap knife along with part of his fingertip before moving on to a Marlin Model 60.

The first shot was unimpressive, but the second and third made up for it.

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