Forget the TSA, You Can Buy Bomb-Making Materials After Airport Security

I can’t vouch for the chemistry here, but independent security
researcher Evan Booth has a video up at LiveLeak demonstrating the
construction of a grenade with materials purchased at an airport
after passing through TSA security. This is just the
latest very interesting revelation from Booth, who runs Terminal Cornucopia, a site
dedicated to tapping into your inner MacGyver at the airport. So
far, he’s built blowguns, incendiaries, and crossbows, among other
items the Transportation Security Administration might wish you not
acquire at the airport gift shop. The fragguccino
made with a coffee mug, body spray, and other goodies
is a new addition.

The blurb over at LiveLeak reads:

Security researcher builds grenade in under 8 minutes using
items available in airport terminal. All materials required to
build this weapons were purchased in an airport AFTER the security

Booth says “All of these findings have been reported to the
Department of Homeland Security (TSA) to help them better detect
these types of threats,” so if, on your next trip, you find that
thermal coffee mugs have been replaced at the airport by
old-fashioned styrofoam cups, you know who to blame.

Then again, if I remember my misspent youth, you can do
fascinating things with styrofoam. Or sugar. Or…

Booth is available for conferences and events. Parties, too, I

from Hit & Run

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