Chemistry Student Killed By Exploding Bubble Gum


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Jul 12, 2009
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KYIV, Ukraine -- A chemistry student has been killed by exploding bubble gum that tore off half of his face, police said Thursday.

Vladimir Likhonos, a student at a regional branch of the Kyiv Polytechnical Institute, is thought to have accidentally dipped his chewing gum into explosives he was using for his studies, police spokeswoman Elvira Biganova told The Associated Press.

She said the 25-year-old mistook the powder for citric acid, which he often added to prolong the gum's taste.

He was working on his home computer Saturday night in the town of Konotop when his mother heard the sound of the explosion, according to authorities.

She turned around to find Vladimir, 25, on the floor bleeding.

Likhonos blew off his entire jaw and most of the lower part of his face in Saturday's accident.
.......First of all I say, what was he doing with explosives? :confused: and c'mon!, people need to have more precaution especially when doing science labs.

That's why Chemistry is not my favorite subject in College....thankfully i'm done with my science general education. ;)
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