A 25-year-old chemistry student from the Ukraine (OK so technically not Russia, but still with the Bond villain accents) died recently after lacing his own chewing gum with an explosive compound. He was working in his room when his parents heard a “loud pop” and rushed in to find him disfigured and near death:
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.
If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times — if you’re going to dip your chewing gum into chemicals before chewing it, you really have to be sure those chemicals aren’t going to blow your jaw clean off of your head. It’s like my advice just goes in one ear and out the other. Which reminds me — you should also refrain from putting explosive chemicals in your ears.
Student killed by exploding chewing gum [Telegraph]