Disclaimer: Don’t do drugs and assemble furniture.
In today’s edition of Things That Shouldn’t Need Explaining, scientists have issued a warning against self-administered brain stimulation by do-it-yourself users online.
Teenage rebellion takes many forms. Some of us get dumb haircuts or listen to some truly terrible music. But for the amateur scientist, breaking your mother’s heart* involves diethyl ether and the family pool.
Who would have though a column of fire slowly moving in your direction could be in any way calming?
Did I mention it’s illegal too? Because it’s super illegal.
While we don't recommend running into your backyard and trying to recreate silly circus routines on your own, it's still fascinating to know the general methods behind the tricks. So here are the basic "secrets" behind some popular circus acts.
Liquid nitrogen is famously one of the world's coldest substances, freezing and shattering anything it comes into contact with. But if you know what you're doing, you can safely stick your hand in it - as one brave blogger demonstrated.
Here's an oldie but goodie: A couple of hell-raising drug runners had what they thought was a failsafe way to eject drugs if they got stopped by the cops. They got a 3-foot-tall hobby rocket, put their cache of methamphetamine inside its body, and then wired up its rocket engine to the car's cigarette lighter for easy…