Although none of us will probably encounter the situation described here,
one never knows for certain, and if forwarding this saves on person from
getting hurt, then it is worth it.
Kids are putting Drano, tin foil, and a little water in soda
bottles and capping it up - leaving it on lawns. When you go to pick up
the trash, and the bottle is shaken just a little - in about 30 seconds
or less it builds up a gas and explodes with enough force to remove some
of your extremities. The liquid that comes out is boiling hot as well.
Don't pick up any plastic bottles that may be lying in your yards or in
the gutter, etc.
Pay attention to the following:
1. a plastic bottle with a cap.
2. a little Drano.
3. a little water.
4. a small piece of foil.
5. Disturb it by moving it; and BOOM!! No fingers left and other
serious effects to your face, eyes, etc. People are finding these
"bombs" in mailboxes and in their yards, just waiting for you to pick it
up intending to put it in the trash. But, you'll never make it!!! It
takes about 30 seconds to blow after you move the thing.