plushiemancer: They also deleted an episode on credit card security. They found out that credits cards are so ridiculously insecure they wouldn’t release the episode. I forgot where I read this though.
brad-corp: On a related note, the bomb recipes in the Fight Club novel are real. They had to change them and cut parts out for the movie.
Iamaragorn42: skip to 32 minute mark on the link
Five_Zero_Five: TIL that DARPA’s “Improv” program actually encourages amateur weapons and BOMB makers to advance their ideas and eventually compete for government grants… Mythbusters was simply responding to that solicitation.
If only I would have known about this as a teenager I would have had a killer excuse for a lot of the crap I did…
hecking-doggo: I remember Adam Savage saying this during one of the Brain Candy Live shows he did with Michael Stevens. It’s one of the only two things that they didn’t put in Mythbusters.
Inactivated: That’s nothing, I can make a bomb out of a common toilet paper tube and a stick of dynamite.
evinf: Adam Savage has also detailed another deleted episode. I heard this story attending a live “Brain Candy” event a few weeks ago. In this unaired/deleted episode, they attempted to test an old joke parents would make where they told kids that the box cereal came in was more healthy than the cereal itself.
In this experiment, there were three groups of mice; one control group fed normal mouse food, one fed fruit loops, and one given a cardboard slurry flavored with artificial sweetener.
Each day, the team would weigh the mice to see their progress. As you might expect, the control group was normal, the group eating cereal continued to get fatter, and the group “eating” cardboard got skinnier. Then, after the team returned on Monday after the weekend, they found the most noteworthy difference.
The control group was still the same. The fruit loop eating group got larger as expected. The cardboard group, however, instead of containing three skinny mice now contained one rather large mouse.
BinarySoul: At the same time they confirmed their own myth that you can actually do science by just fucking around and entertaining.
blackballsack: Hydrogen peroxide based explosive most likely. More powerful than an ammonium nitrate based recipe.
Edit; damn, Reddit has some scary fucks. I’m down to discuss MDMA synthesis and other interesting compounds but please stop sending me your homemade bomb teks.
panzerkampfwagen: You can make almost anything explode if you turn it into a powder.
Martianese: Did they atleast destroy the footage with explosions?
kovyvok: Tacos and warm milk?
Sylvester_Scott: The recipe includes Taco Bell *Fire* Sauce, so the danger is real. 🔥
bigroxxor: Many TIFU threads will be born of this thread…
Naskeli: The writer of Fight Club left out a real recipe for napalm out of his book for he same reason. (Styrofoam and gasoline) They also changed the recipe in the film to orange juice.
Landlubber77: They instead shot a cannonball into a quiet residential neighborhood with no warning.
BonfireinRageValley: Doesn’t the anarchist cookbook go over some things too?
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour see notes below
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter see notes below, room temperature
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
6 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups semisweet chocolate chips I used Ghiradelli semi-sweet
Then, and this is the extremely dangerous part!
**Exposure to Heat Warning!**
Preheat the oven to 350°F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or spray with non-stick spray..
In a medium bowl, sift the flour, baking soda and salt together.
In another large bowl, using an electric mixer at medium speed, beat together the butter, and sugars about 2 minutes and is smooth.
Add the egg and vanilla and mix on low speed until mixed in.
Gradually add the flour mixture and mix in until just incorporated. Do not keep mixing – do not overmix.
Add chocolate chips and stir with a wooden spoon, again no overmixing, just until incorporated.
Chill dough if dough is warm.
Using a small or large ice cream scoop or heaping tablespoon, drop the dough onto the prepared baking sheets, 6 to 8 per pan, depending on size you are making.
Bake the cookies, 1 sheet at a time, until the bottoms and edges are lightly browned and the tops feel firm when lightly touched,
Small cookies bake 8-10 minutes
Large cookies bake 10-13 minutes.
Let the cookies cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheets, then transfer the cookies to wire racks to cool completely.
Makes 15 – 30 cookies depending on size.
**NOTES TO KEEP YOU SAFE:**
Butter Tips: To avoid flat cookies: Be sure your butter is room temp (not melted or even softened), and try using cold/chilled dough if dough is warm: Just put it in the refrigerator to chill before baking.
Flour Tips: Don’t over-mix cookie batter especially after the flour is added and add it gradually.
Make sure your baking soda is not expired.
Chocolate Chip Tips: If you’re in chocoholic mode, go the full 2 1/4 cups of chocolate chips as the recipe calls out. If you want to tone down the chocolate chips, just use a lesser amount to your liking.
Edit: [It should look like this when you’re done.](http://www.thebakingchocolatess.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/perfect-cookies.jpg)
LegendaryFalcon: Most of the explosives retards nowadays are trying to use are homemade so this move to destroy the video footage is well appreciated.
sexfart: i bet it was baking soda and vinegar. most people don’t know this but those two common household items make quite a ruckus when mixed together.
IllyrioMoParties: “Brb gonna kidnap the mythbusters and torture them til they give me the recipe” – terrorists
GoliathPrime: My dad once had us clean the house. But when we ran out of Pinesol, he mixed ammonia and bleach to finish mopping.
We’d been at it about 30 minutes when my mom came home. First time I saw my mom really go off on my dad. Then my dad kept eating the ends of the bread first making it go stale. Then he made stuffing, knowing the mix was filled with ants but felt they just “added a little more meat” to the recipe.
They divorced a few years after that.