Remember when Walter White made a really explosive bomb out of fulminated mercury and blew up a building? He probably should’ve been wearing a HASMAT suit.
According to this exclusive clip from MythBusters‘ upcoming Breaking Bad special, the compound is highly explosive and extremely dangerous. It’s sensitive to impact, friction heat, and spark, and unfortunately, it’s also far less attractive than the crystals of mercury fulminate we saw on the show.
But hey, we can’t be harmed by watching it on our TV! Check out the clip below to see Kari, Tory, and Grant blow up a pumpkin in the preliminary stages of the mythbust.
Catch the full Breaking Bad edition of MythBusters on Monday at 10 p.m. on Discovery.