The Liquid Bomb
We finally have some actual information about the "liquid bomb" that was planned by that London group arrested in 2006:
The court heard the bombers intended to use hydrogen peroxide and mix it with a product called Tang, used in soft drinks, to turn it into an explosive.
They intended to carry it on board disguised as 500ml bottles of Oasis or Lucozade by using food dye to recreate the drinks' distinctive colour.
The detonator would have been disguised as AA 1.5 batteries. The contents of the batteries would have been removed and an electric element such as a lightbulb or wiring would have been inserted.
A disposable camera would have provided a power source.
Any chemists want to take a crack at this one?
Posted on April 3, 2008 at 5:11 PM • 146 Comments