Explosive Paprika

Chapter about the experiment with explosive vegetables. Experiments conducted by the URRS secret Department of Tech-Botany during the World War II on the Hungarian border to prevent the advance of the German army. Capsicum Fragor is a Hybrid between the cotton plant Gossypium herbaceum is transformed into pyroxyle or fulminating cotton inside the pepper plant Capsicum annuum, due to its high percentage of capsaicin which serves as a reagent for the explosive compound.

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By J.Genovard

Budapest

Explosive Paprika

 

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