Back in April of 2010 some kids were making bottle bombs by placing Drano, tin foil, and a little water in soda bottles and leaving them on lawns. When the bottle is shaken just a little, in about 30 seconds or less, it builds up a gas and explodes with enough force to remove some of your extremities. The liquid that comes out is boiling hot as well.
Don't pick up any plastic bottles that may be lying in your yards or in the gutter, etc. Pay attention to this. A plastic bottle with a cap, a little Drano, a little water, and a small piece of foil. Disturb it by moving it and BOOM!! No fingers left and other serious effects to your face, eyes, etc. Warn your children and safeguard your pets!
People are finding these "bombs" in mailboxes and in their yards, just waiting to be picked up intending to put it in the trash. But, you'll never make it!!! It takes about 30 seconds to blow after you move the thing.
This was happening last year but since I had never heard of it until today I felt I needed to warn of this dangerous activity. The information on how to make these bottle bombs is readily available on the internet so they could show up again in someone's yard, at the lake, or even a playground or dog park.
SNOPES has verified this to be true! So be warned and be safe!