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Old August 14 2013, 12:00 AM   #99
Shurik
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Re: MYTHBUSTERS 10th Anniversary Season

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(I do wonder about the "special sauce," although maybe I shouldn't ask. Jamie said it was basically hydrogen and oxygen, but... isn't that water?)
It was probably Hydrogen peroxide

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piranha_solution
Sounds about right, it did look like what large quantity of Piranha solution might do. I worked with it a couple of times in lab during my undergrad studies, really nasty and dangerous stuff because the reaction releases a lot of heat.
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