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Old 08-18-2013, 05:06 AM   #1
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Default Man gets shrapnel lodged in head after shooting Tannerite-rigged computer

FYI, use safety precaution, i.e. position oneself and others behind barrier when using Tannerite.

http://www.guns.com/2013/08/17/man-gets-shrapnel-lodged-in-head-after-shooting-tannerite-rigged-computer-video/?utm_source=feedly

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A video recently posted on Live Leak shows the possible dangerous effects of using Tannerite, a product made up of ammonium nitrate and aluminum which causes a small explosion when shot. The product has made headlines several times recently as both its safety and possible uses are questioned.

The video shows a man shooting at a computer which he has rigged with an unknown amount of Tannerite. Immediately following the explosion, pieces of shrapnel from the computer can be seen flying through the air. One of these pieces was launched into the shooter’s forehead.
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=4e3_1376602237


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Maybe the computer was a PC with boot problems.....

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For some reason, the ELO song "Cant Get You Out Of My Head"

comes to mind. I guess it's a shame they didn't record

"Not Using Proper Judgement While I Shoot"...

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I see the lawyers adding a line to the computer owner's manual now:

Use of computer as a target voids warranty. Addition of Tannerite and/or other explosive compounds provides a dangerous situation to computer users and should be avoided at all costs. Dell cannot be responsible for high-velocity modifications.

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Warning, Playing games with explosives and devices that explode can be hazardous to your health (or the health of spectators)!

Does anyone really need that in writing? He's lucky as poo that it wasnt about an inch lower or he might be blind as well as dumb! When we started seeing the mock secondary explosions on the gun shows, I had this thought that we might see a "boom" in injuries caused by things like this. The idiot warning at the beginning of the shows does nothing to actually stop folks from trying what they see on tv. Ive found that almost anything with the ending "Ite" can be dangerous when initiated with heat and compression; packing it inside of anything but a jelly doughnut and shooting it will cause shrapnel and Injuries if your close enough.

All that said, I have certainly had my share of explosives play in the Army but that was done under very strict and controlled situations with experts on site to make sure we all left the ranges with everything we started out with still attached to our bodies! One range we each had two pallets per NCO of explosives (TNT, C4), generators, cords and caps (we even made little explosive bunnies out of the C4, dont pet fluffy if you see a det cord sticking out its ass). That was one of the most fun days Ive ever spent on a range. Its amazing just how far rocks, sticks and debris can fly when propelled by even a small amount of explosive material.

Another thing to note, the guy in this clip obviously wasnt wearing protective gear (helmet, eye protection, flack vest) otherwise this headline wouldnt have made the news "Man escapes injury because he was fully prepared for what he was doing"! He gets the Darwin award, at least an honorarium!
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Y'know- there is a REAL good reason why, if there is no Blaster's Shelter, you will find us parking a loader tail end-on to the shot, and sitting inside the bucket when we pull a shot.

Bare rock can boogie, and the rock wins every time.

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