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Trolls Are Trying To Trick Bernie Sanders Supporters Into Blowing Themselves Up

Do not make this Bernie Sanders-themed "glowsticks" recipe — or any variant of it — if you see it!

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It's possible you've seen this infographic on Facebook or Twitter in the last month or so. It says it's a recipe for homemade Bernie Sanders-themed glowsticks. It suggests combining a pool-chlorinating tablet with isopropyl alcohol.

It appears that the fake glowstick recipe first appeared in March on a 4chan-like messageboard called Ponychan. Ponychan describes itself as a community for older fans of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. The glowstick infographic was posted to the site's "trash" section.

The first user to post the image described it as a chlorine gas bomb. They wrote:

SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR BERNIE SANDERS!
Don't actually do this its a chlorine gas bomb
But feel free to get others to do it :^)

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Dj-Recon wrote that it's essentially the recipe for a homemade bomb.

DO NOT, I REPEAT, DO NOT MADE THOSE BERNIE SANDER'S GLOWSTICKS.
ONE OF MY IRL FRIENDS SEND ME THIS AND SINCE KNOWING A LITTLE CHEMISTRY, THIS IS NOT HOW YOU MADE GLOWSTICKS.

INSTEAD YOU'RE MAKING A FUCKING HOMEMADE BOMB.

MIXING IN CHLORINE WITH ALCOHOL AND THEN SHAKING THEM HARD WILL CAUSE AN ACIDIC EXPLOSION.

THEY ALSO PRODUCED A POISONOUS GAS THAT CAN BE ABSORBED THROUGH THE SKIN CAUSING SEVERE NERVE DAMAGE TO YOUR BODY AND CAN EVEN RESULT IN DEATH.

Someone is legitimately trying to kill Bernie supporters. If you see someone tempting to make this glowstick recipe, tell them to stop and tell that that mixing chlorine with alcohol will produce a very toxic gas and DO NOT SHAKE THEM.

in the meantime, just let people know that they shouldn't be trying to make homemade glowsticks. As Mic News points out, this is a video of what a three-liter bottle of chlorine and isopropyl alcohol can purportedly do.

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Ryan Broderick is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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