View Full Version : Student killed by exploding chewing gum

12-09-2009, 10:27 AM
The 25-year-old chemistry student, who has not been named by police, was working at his parents' home in Konotop when relatives heard a "loud pop".

They rushed to his room and discovered his body. The lower half of his face had been seriously disfigured by the blast.

The Russian news agency Ria Novosti said forensic tests found the chewing gum was covered with an unidentified chemical substance, thought to be some type of explosive.

It was reported that the student used to dip chewing gum into citric acid. Police also found another substance near the body.

The news agency said investigators believe the student may have confused the two substances and began chewing on gum that had been treated with the unidentified substance.

link (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/ukraine/6768473/Student-killed-by-exploding-chewing-gum.html)

12-09-2009, 11:03 AM
He wasn't just "disfigured" - his lower jaw blew off.

I'm still trying to understand why anybody would dip gum in citric acid. It would destroy your tooth enamel and I can't imagine that it would taste all that great. :confused:

12-09-2009, 12:10 PM
I guess his bubble gum blew up in his face.....

que funny drum roll.

12-09-2009, 12:40 PM
Darwin takes another one...

12-09-2009, 01:03 PM
Sugarless C4.

12-09-2009, 01:14 PM
Orbit Gum...


12-09-2009, 01:22 PM
A burst of refreshing flavor!

12-11-2009, 07:57 PM

And it wasn't in Florida!!! (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,579799,00.html?loomia_ow=t0:s0:a16:g2:r4:c0 .152533:b29296702:z10)

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

A chemistry student in the Ukraine was found dead with his jaw blown off by what is believed to be exploding chewing gum, according to reports.

The 25-year-old's disfigured remains were discovered at his parent's home in the northern Ukrainian city of Konotop, reports in the Eastern European country said.

The young man, who studied at Kiev Polytechnic Institute, was working at a computer late on Saturday when the alleged explosion happened.

"A loud pop was heard from the student's room," the ukranews.com Web site said, citing an aide to the city's police chief.

Stupidity is Global!!! :D

12-11-2009, 09:05 PM
Oops! Sorry, bijou beat me to it. :D

12-12-2009, 06:13 AM
Stride Gum...chew another piece already...or we'll blow your jaw off.

12-12-2009, 06:24 AM
I worked with a guy who used to crimp blasting caps onto detcord with his teeth. I was always surprised that this did not happen to him.