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'Bernie Sanders glow stick' recipe makes bomb

Posted at 8:11 AM, May 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-11 13:32:12-04

The internet is a great place to search for recipes and do-it-yourself projects, but a specific recipe circulating online targeted toward Bernie Sanders supporters could be very dangerous.

The recipe involves homemade Bernie Sanders "glow sticks", but the ingredients actually make a bomb.

The recipe tells supporters to combine three ingredients to make something that will "impress your family and friends", but don't try it at home. Phoenix Fire Department says this concoction actually makes a chlorine bomb.

Phoenix Fire also says these bombs could be strong enough to take off fingers or cause other serious injuries.

The photo and recipe have been posted on various message boards and sharing sites including 4Chan, Tumblr and Imgur.

Fortunately, many internet users have been re-posting the recipe with a warning to those hoping to try it at home. Various online media sites have also started to spread the word about the dangerous prank, including Snopes, a popular, informal fact-check and rumor website. 

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