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Exploding bathtub

The weapon of the cunning assassin.
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Since it’s the 9th of the month I thought I would create another weapon of destruction. The exploding bath works as follows. An assassin masquerading as a plumber enters the victim’s house on what would seem a routine service visit. The assassin then reseals the grouting around the bath, except the new grouting is in fact Semtex. The assassin then places a weighing scale and some more Semtex under the bath the scales will activate the detonator (with 10 second fuse) when the weight in the bath exceeds that of say the normal weight of the water. Then when the victim comes to have a bath he gets in then Boom!!! Assassination complete.
talen, Jan 09 2003

Rule #11: purpose is to hurt or kill humans http://krelnik.home...om/half_faq.html#11
some friendly advice [krelnik, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 06 2004]

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       If the assassin can get in the front door of the intended victim's house so simply, I doubt that s/he needs to waste any time on elaborate set-ups in the bathroom.
DrCurry, Jan 09 2003
  

       The PIRA bomb at the Conservative party conference in the Grand Hotel, Brighton many years ago was a "lurker" installed behind a bath panel and based on a few kilos of blasting gelatin. That had a timer trigger, though.   

       By the way, because of Archimedes principle etc., the scales won't be able to tell the difference between a small person getting into a deep bath, and a big person getting into a shallow bath. The overall mass would be the same.   

         

       // you seem to know a frightening amount about bomb making. //   

       No he doesn't, [jawa]. Not really. Why don't you step into my office for a moment ? Listen, learn, absorb and inwardly digest. You may be asked questions later.   

       [talen}, I can see a bright and busy future for you designing inefficient, ineffective and over-elaborate booby traps for The Joker, The Penguin and Ernst Stavro Blofeld.
8th of 7, Jan 09 2003
  

       Sheesh, I shudder to think whats in store for us on the 11th.
krelnik, Jan 09 2003
  

       [8th of 7] I don't see my future working for them, I'm going to eliminate them as they are standing in the way of my quest for world domination.
talen, Jan 10 2003
  

       Wouldn't it be more in keeping with halfbakery tradition if your bath assassination technique involved a hidden toaster falling from a panel in the ceiling, and electrocuting the bather? Or knocking them out so they drown.
kropotkin, Jan 10 2003
  

       You'd need a fairly long extension cable.
talen, Jan 10 2003
  

       People still take baths?
bungston, Jan 10 2003
  

       Yes - bath theft is a problem.
DenholmRicshaw, Jan 11 2003
  

       // bath theft is a problem. //   

       Not just baths - there are places where no glazed sanitary ware is safe these days. They even made a famous film about it - haven't you ever heard of " Invasion of the bidet snatchers" ?
8th of 7, Jan 11 2003
  

       This sounds like "Spy vs. Spy" all over again. So which are you, black or white?
Apologetic_Cynic, Feb 28 2004
  

       Out of curiosity have you seen "Ghost dog: Code of the Samuri" (I'm not sure if that is the correct title, but bear with me) Where the main charecter whose name eludes me, shut's of this guys water when he goes to wash his hands and when the guy leans over to check it out, the main charecter shoots him from below the sink through the pipe. a bit more complex but a helluva a lot ore interesting.   
      
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