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What do you guys think would be the absolute worst possible thing to use?
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Cotton.
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asbestos would be up there I imagine
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What do you guys think would be the absolute worst possible thing to use?
Icy Hot gel.
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polystyrene, cheese, bacon (if it got hot enough it might smell good) or the worst frozen salt water.
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blood
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Air!


trololololol


on a more serious note...something flammable might be a blast =D
    
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Other than Sarin or Tabun?

Air would be up there.

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Icy Hot gel.
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lava
     
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