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Banana Bomb

Wipe out entire navies with bananas
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It has been a very long time since I have even wanted to think about chemistry, but I seem to remember something about Potassium reacting violently with water. Bananas have Potassium, with enough falling in powdered form surley an armada would be seriously threatened.
Zimmy, May 03 2003

EU banana reglations, and the ensuing brouhaha http://www.telegrap...02/06/29/do2902.xml
[friendlyfire, Oct 05 2004]

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       sp: Don't call me surley.
sambwiches, May 03 2003
  

       School must be out. Seems early.   

       We need to come up with some sort of stupid filter that kicks in during the 'add idea' process.
waugsqueke, May 03 2003
  

       Maybe a battleship or frigate would slip on the bananas, and capsize.
friendlyfire, May 03 2003
  

       2K(s) + 2H2O 2KOH(aq) + H2(g)
Daylight come and me wan' go home
2K(s) + 2H2O 2KOH(aq) + H2(g)
Daylight come and me wan' go home

Woik all night on a taste of bun
Daylight come and me wan' go home
Stack banana bombs till morning done
Daylight come and me wan' go home
2K(s) + 2H2O 2KOH(aq) + H2(g)
Daylight come and me wan' go home
2K(s) + 2H2O 2KOH(aq) + H2(g)
Daylight come and me wan' go home

Come, Mister Zimmy man, tally bomb banana
Daylight come and me wan' go home
Come, Mister Zimmy man, tally bomb banana
Daylight come and me wan' go home
2K(s) + 2H2O 2KOH(aq) + H2(g)
Daylight come and me wan' go home
2K(s) + 2H2O 2KOH(aq) + H2(g)
Daylight come and me wan' go home

Lose six foot, seven foot, eight foot *boom*
Daylight come and me wan' go home
Lose six foot, seven foot, eight foot *boom*
Daylight come and me wan' go home

Beautiful bunch of bomb banana
Daylight come and me wan' go home

Hide from blissmiss, black tarantula
Daylight come and me wan' go home
Lose six foot, seven foot, eight foot *boom*
Daylight come and me wan' go home
Six foot, seven foot, eight foot *boom*
Daylight come and me wan' go home
2K(s), me say 2K(s) + 2H2O 2KOH(aq) + H2(g)
Daylight come and me wan' go home
2K(s), me say 2K(s), me say 2K(s), me say 2K(s)
thumbwax, May 03 2003
  

       Hehehe....//Hide from blissmiss, black tarantula//. Thanks for a bleary Saturday morning laugh!
krelnik, May 03 2003
  

       I assumed potassium metal was partially extractable from bananas. If not for the song, I should probably take the banana and go home.
Zimmy, May 03 2003
  

       BAKED? wasn't this in worms? (the game!!!)
MikeOliver, May 04 2003
  

       What if you dipped the bananas in some kind of catalysing substance before deployment - could you turn the fruit into a deadly armament then? After all, wars have been fought over bananas, so why not with them?
friendlyfire, May 04 2003
  

       If the Banana Republican Guard gets ahold of these, we're fucked.
thumbwax, May 04 2003
  

       //After all, wars have been fought over bananas...//   

       [friendlyfire], Either this chapter got left out of my history books, or you've been reading the United Fruit Company in-house publications with insufficient skepticism. Or were you referring to Willie Walker's ill-fated Nicaraguan adventures?
jurist, May 04 2003
  

       Not directly over them - "These bananas are mine!" "No they're not." "Fire!" - but yes, I was thinking of the coups, sneaky nation-building and underhanded whatnot linked to the UFCO.   

       Also, the not-so-long-ago almost-trade war between US and EU, when there was a lot of chest-beating over EU regulations about banana curvature (which favoured the European banana over the Latin) - see link.
friendlyfire, May 04 2003
  

       Seems to be some confusion between organic and *inorganic* sources for elements! Besides, isn't it sodium in it's metalic form that is explosive in water?
cowtown, May 04 2003
  

       Please don't go asking for a think tank job. Oh, I heard if you smoke the banana peels you can get high is that what happened here. Word of advise, eat the innn ssside throw away the peel and try nahot to smoke it before throwing it awaay. The amyl acetate that gives banans their smell is probably more explosive than the potasium in dried banana. Truthfully though any organic (carbon containing) powder dispersed in enough air will usually become inflamable. If the banana powder were like other flours mixed in air it would be explosive. It could be like a gasoline bomb, sort of Low Tech / high Tech. The boom would not be from potassium, that much potassium would give every body a heart attack before the explosion maybe by disrupting their electrolytes (sodium to potassium ratio disrupted) causing an arrythmia; along with the manna from heaven might be to much for them to take. Personally I would get out a frying pan and make pan cakes out it , Woow Hoo is what Hommer Simpson would say.
emconsulting, Dec 29 2003
  

       churnage   

       oh no. It's as if someone at that party had a camera.
Zimmy, Jul 28 2008
  
      
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