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Song Parodies -> "Hexanitrohexaazaisowurtzitane"

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From "Mary Poppins"

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Susanna Viljanen

The Lyrics

Hexanitrohexaazaisowurtzitane is the most powerful explosive known to man. It is like if someone had had a quest of stuffing as much bond energy in as small volume as possible - one nitro group per molecule is enough to be wary, but this bugger has six. And not bonded to carbon, but nitrogen...
Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle boom!
Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle boom!
Even though the synthesis
is something quite insane -
If you heat it hard enough
You’ll lose a window paane

I'm afraid to work this stuff
It's worse than TNT -
those nitro groups, they are enough
to scare the heck off me
I'd rather work with RDX
or nitroglycerine -
this azo compound, it just makes
me shiver behind screen

Oh, Hexanitrohexaazaisowurtzitane!
Now all those six nitro groups
Is something quite atrocious
If you hit it hard enough
You'll always find that bang it goes -

Now carbon bonds to nitrogen
They are just stuff for wimps
And balance of the oxygen
will leave no room for skimp
But better use it carefully
Or it can end your life
It's badder stuff than HMX
it's molecule of strife!

It's hexanitrohexaazaisowurtzitane!
No matter how you use this stuff...


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Pacing: 2.6
How Funny: 2.6
Overall Rating: 2.5

Total Votes: 22

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Dr Giorgio Coniglio dec - January 25, 2017 - Report this comment
Your target molecule's name makes it sound like a spoof. In any case, it's out there in the ultra-arcane zone, even for me. A reference, or explanation of the chemistry?
Susanna Viljanen - January 25, 2017 - Report this comment
Yes. See the Wikipedia page of this stuff,
Rob Arndt - January 25, 2017 - Report this comment
Explosives vary by solid, liquid, and gas. AFAIK, the Russian thermobarics are the most powerful non-nuclear bombs around (which of course they stole from Nazi German research). The FOAB so far in the biggest: The Russians say they have developed the FOAB (Father Of All Bombs) which contains a mixture of an explosive (type unspecified) aluminum powder, and ethylene oxide. It is supposed to to have an R.E. of 4.83. While no one can confirm this or whether it can be carried by the Tu-160 Blackjack, it remains at the top of the list. Future explosives are being worked on at CERN with both potential Anti-Matter weaponry and the Singularity Bomb. The Germans in WW2 worked on alternatives to the uranium bomb which included the first FAEs, an SS Firedamp Weapon (fine coal dust + LOX+ reagent), and Goering testified at the Nuremberg Trials that he prevented Hitler from getting a Molecular Bomb based on Dr. Karl Nowak's Supercompressed explosives research. A bomb like a nuke minus all radiation. The most frightening is the theoretical Unified Field Bomb which would make nukes look like toys. Of course for nuclear there is a cobalt salted weapon and claimed red mercury augmented weapon.
Jeff - January 25, 2017 - Report this comment
Not particularly funny nor interesting. 4's
Chemistry Nerd - January 25, 2017 - Report this comment
Octanitrocubane isn't bad either! (this is sarcasm)
Pat - January 25, 2017 - Report this comment
Go skydiving FGS!
Dr Giorgio Coniglio dec - January 25, 2017 - Report this comment
Just after my 1st comment, I wikied it again and found it. So, it's rocket fuel; but it doesn't rhyme with atrocious, does it? And I'm a rocket fool ( I love arugula)
Susanna Viljanen - January 25, 2017 - Report this comment
Chemistry Nerd: Octanitrocubane is another stuff I refuse to work with.
Rob Arndt - January 25, 2017 - Report this comment
Thanks Dr. G. You reminded me that the SS N-Material was discovered to be CIF3 at Falkenhagen. Also rocket fuel used by the shuttle boosters, the German Army had it in 1940 as a new Greek fire substitute, but then decided to stop production as too dangerous to handle. The SS took over production but never used it.
Patrick - January 25, 2017 - Report this comment
I like to shoot black powder guns once in a while and I used to shoot a lot of fireworks before I started spending the 4th of July selling them instead. Explosives at the level you describe or that Rob discusses are outside my expertise, and I hope to keep it that way. I'm perplexed just trying to pronounce the title of your song.
Rob Arndt - January 25, 2017 - Report this comment
The parody is about an explosive. My comments are relevant. And I discussed a range of explosive devices used by or proposed by many nations: Russia, Germany, Europe, and alluding to the US. I'm sorry to be so knowledge when it comes to weapons from any nation and generally, their history. I myself can make improvised "things" and once had an interesting talk with an expert from the LA Bomb Squad... a conversation you could never participate in. Oh, and I rated this one of the five 555s!!!
Larry Hensley - January 25, 2017 - Report this comment
Wow, and I thought you made the word up. 555 explosions
Rob Arndt - January 25, 2017 - Report this comment
Note: Susanna's HMIW or CL-20 has a R.E. factor of destruction of 1.97. Russia's FOAB (Father Of All Bombs) is 4.83. The US MOAB "Mother Of All Bombs" (GBU-47) by comparison has a R.E. factor of only 1.13 and a Daisy Cutter (BLU-82) only 1.10. R.E. is Relative Effectiveness. The R.E. factor is the relative mass of TNT to which an explosive is equivalent; the greater the R.E., the more powerful the explosive. German Amatol in WW2 for the V-weapons was 1.50. The R.E. factor for the Tsar nuclear bomb was 2,100,000!!!
Bystander - January 25, 2017 - Report this comment
Comments aside, has anyone else noticed that this parody is not really singable and doesn't match the OS very well? All the 5s are unwarranted. Sorry, but it's the truth.
sodium 2, 6 dichlorobenzenoneindophenol - January 26, 2017 - Report this comment
As long as you're not dishing out an alternate truth, Bystander, I'll give it a low score. Thanks for the tip, Pilgrim.

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