Amadeus wrote:frank - up in grand blanc wrote:So I go onto the interwebs the other day on a unit shared by the family and I get an Amazon banner ad for aluminum powder. Que? As I think about it the boys have talking about some home-experiments and getting material. I've never studied chemistry, but my Spidey sense is tingling and telling me that (a) the boys have been shopping, (b) aluminum powder can be bent to a destructive use, and (c) if the BATF shows up at my door I'm going to point them down the hall to where the kids claim to be doing homework.
Aluminum powder isn't something they should messing around with in the house. If the particles are small enough, it can spontaneously ignite, and if they've got a big enough pile, it can do some serious damage.
Keep an eye on any blenders you might have around the house. They can create their own aluminum powder by grinding pop cans and aluminum foil in a blender.
Just interrogated the youngest boy about this stuff. Turns out that he and his brother DID order this, and he swears that it having a dark capability is only an unfortunate coincidence. I told him that if this happens again then me beating his ass could be the next coincidence in his life.