Sodium is one of the lighter Alkali metals on the periodic table. Anyone familiar with basic chemistry will tell you that water and alkali metals have an explosive relationship. What happens when one pound of pure sodium is skipped across a pond like a giant silver dollar? The results were explosive to say the least.
While on location in Indonesia, filming deadly reptiles in the wild for the BBC’s second entry into its Planet Earth series, cameraman Mark MacEwen discovered one of the beasts he had just captured on video had holed itself up in his bathroom. Not wanting to risk his own injury or worse at the jaws of […]