Friday, March 27, 2009

Mercury(II) Thiocyanate

Remember the little black pills you got at the fireworks stand? You know the ones that you lit and it turned into a black coal snake. Well those were made from Mercury(II) Thiocyanate. Only problem is it put off Mercury vapor when you burned it. So now they make them with a safer sodium product. This is a video of Mercury(II) Thiocyanate being burned in it's powdered form. Pretty fuckin cool!

6 comments:

Deadman said...

That is cool!

Mercury vapor not safe?

How much of that crap did I breathe every July Fourth as a kid? how much merthiolate was splashed on my cuts? And I'm not fucked up as a result...

Well, not too awful much anyway...

Hammer said...

that is cool..looks like a dead plant growing out of the ground.

CharlieDelta said...

Dude, watching that made me feel like I was shroomin' or something...

Anonymous said...

Woah...Don't try that on acid!

Anonymous said...

Ack, I forgot to add my name to that! Whoa...don't try that on acid!

lisakay said...

Goddamit---LisaKay