MythBusters: Blowing Up A Bathtub
00:20:26 - 00:23:15
  • Science → Chemistry → Alkali Metals
  • Chemistry → Chemical Properties → Reactivity

The MythBusters have already debunked the myth that a few grams of caesium (Cs) or rubidium (Rb) will cause a hand grenade-sized explosion in a toilet. To further test the myth, they increase the amount to 2.5 kilograms and run the test in a bathtub with sodium (Na) and potassium (K).

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