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During the Vietnam War, American troops would eat small amounts of C4 plastic explosive to get high.
Sniffer bees and wasps have been trained to detect illegal drugs and explosive materials, and their ability to do so rivals sniffer dogs.
Alfred Nobel, of the Nobel Prize, lost his brother to an accident at his lab. They were working with liquid nitrogen and attempting to create a more stable explosive. Nobel was able to complete his research after the accident and invented dynamite.