In season 1 episode 6 of breaking bad Walter takes some mercury fulminate a blows up Tuco's HQ. Can it really cause the explosion that it did in the show?
The answer was given in mythbusters; to test the mercury fulminate, 5 grams (in the show Walt had around 50g) of the stuff (which was wired to a squib) was placed inside a pumpkin. The mission was to see if it made a 'big' explosion; the results were good. The pumpkin was literally no more; check out the video.
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