The Dangers of Eating too Many Bananas

By Anupum Pant

I hope you know that bananas a slightly radioactive. Typically, one normal banana would contain 0.1 microsieverts of radiation. Actually they are radioactive enough to trigger sensors which might fool authorities into thinking that nuclear material is getting smuggled. Still, they aren’t as radioactive as Brazil nuts.

That kind of radiation might not be even close to hurt you in anyway but there’s another thing about them that might really kill you. In fact, people in the past have died because they ate too many bananas at once. The same could happen if you eat too many tomatoes too.

Bananas and tomatoes contain high amounts of potassium. One banana for instance would contain around 450 mg of potassium, and a person’s recommended daily dose of potassium is around 3500 mg a day. While potassium is essential for you, too much of it can be bad for some people. Especially to ones who have a low kidney function. This can cause build up of potassium.

So, if you are that kind of a person, more than 7.5 bananas could in theory be lethal. But that’s not how it works for most people. Most people would have to eat around 400 bananas to overdose on them. So, it’s not really a danger unless you know your kidneys do not function properly. Certainly, something you should know about.

Hazardous Steak Cooking

By Anupum Pant

Did you know, you can soak up your raw meat in salt water and pass electricity through it to cook it? If you are wondering that you should give that a try, I’d suggest you not to. You could seriously mess something up here if you do not know what you are doing. Electrons to cook steak. Check.

If that wasn’t enough, same can be done for a sausage, with LEDs stuck into it to make them light up while it is cooking.

Next, focus sun’s energy with a parabolic mirror to do the same. If you time it well, it gets cooked so well that you can actually eat it. Not very dangerous to try, this one.

IPA – isopropyl alcohol – a highly flamable substance, put inside a bottle so that it’s in vapor form and is set to fire. The fire cooked prawns. It burns like an upside down rocket, with such force that it throws the piece of fish into the air. This could easily kill you. Also, not a very good way to cook prawns.

Or you could just use lava at 1000 C to cook your steak.

Do Not Disturb

By Anupum Pant

Nitrogen tri-iodide (NI3) is a contact explosive. It’s like nitroglycerin but much more sensitive than that. Unlike nitroglycerin, this doesn’t require to be hit by a hammer to explode. That means, the compound is so unstable that even a slight touch will make it explode. It’s so sensitive to disturbance that a mosquito flying off of this powder will detonate it.

Here’s a demonstration in the video below…

Now one thing that comes to mind when you see something like this is that how must have the person in this video handled it and put it on paper. How is it even made in the first place. The video doesn’t tell you that part.

The answer is fairly simple. A more stable solution of this substance is allowed to stand while the liquid evaporates. It leaves only the powder on the table. And when it is touched, it goes off. The making part of it can be seen here.