Dec 9 2009Guy Blows Jaw Off, Dies From Exploding Gum


A 25-year old Ukrainian chemistry student was found dead after accidentally blowing his jaw off with exploding chewing gum. Apparently he had the habit of dipping his gum into citric acid but may have mistakenly used explosive one time. Thanks, but I'll stick to Orbit Sweet Mint.

Officers found citric acid packets and a similar-looking unidentified substance, believed to be some kind of explosive material, on a table near the 25-year-old's body, Russian news agency Ria Novosti said.

Investigators suspect the student confused the packets and put gum covered with explosive material into his mouth.

Wow, what a way to go. Although you've gotta admit, as a chemist, this guy was destined to blow himself up sooner or later. R.I.P. buddy.

Student's jaw blown off by gum [news24]

Thanks to Mr M and Add Not Andrew MacGregor, who chew TNT and have explosive breath.

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Yea! let's make fun of dead people!

Nice job

He didn't know the GUM was loaded!! (rimshot and canned laughter follow)

A Darwin is on it's way I'm sure. I can't imagine why anyone would keep their sugar packets with their cherry flavored blasting powder packets, this seemed bound to happen



CORONER: Wait wait wait, start from the beginning and speak slowly. He put the gum in his mouth then WHAT happened!?

Poor guy.

That blows.

Was it sugerless?

Whats next? Blow-pops? *laughtrack*

reminds me of that guy that did that thing


God damn you Add.

just nature's way of weeding out the stupid

surprised he made it to 25

darwin FTW

too bad he didn't do it on a web cam. would have been epic to see someone blow a big bubble and then Pop!

@4 I love the Darwin Awards

Rminds me of Pop-Rocks and Coke.

What a shocking experience! God damnit, that didn't make any sense. :(

My girlfriend sometimes puts something explosive in her mouth...


Seriously though, that's Russia for you. Them Ruskies are nuts and have volatile reagents (radioactive or otherwise) next to their Capt. Crunch cereal box in the cabinet like nothing's nothing. I've met some of the best chemists hailing from various cities there, but I sure as hell wouldn't want to be next to one (or in the next room for that matter) when they made a mistake.

@3 Quote of the day!

Didn't they use exploding gum in the first mission impossible? fold in half, stick, kaboom.

POW! right in the kissah...

hehehe guy mi ? :D

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heads up its lady gaga!

lol nice, lady gaga is a man.. also what the fuck is up with her sides!? how small is her kissah?

anyways cya im going to walk the dog tickling kippa

Just goes to show that you should never play with a loaded gum.

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omg guys what the hell... stop been like this

This is like those crazy spy inventions that seem completely innocent, but are really deadly assassination weapons.

come up against a lock you can't pick, mash em together, hasta lasagna don't get any on yuh. Just don't chew it.

Yikes. Is Orbit's next flavor going to be Explodamint? It's really got a kick!

Okay, time for Bad Pun Hour with Zing and Hiyo on Groaner TV;

He bit the bullet.

Holy shit. That was a real JAW DROPPER.

Dirty mouth? Clean it up with new Orbit Dyna-Mint! For a good clean feeling, no matter what.

Did you say Double-Bubble or Double-Barrle?

I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass..............and I'm all out of bubblegum.

I've heard of getting chewed-out, but that's just taking it to far. I mean, when somebody says "Bit my head off" it's a freaking metaphor.

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