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Posted: 24 August 2009 - 10:23 AM                                    
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Hi folks,

I came upon a disturbing discovery just now: I opened my Doublemint gum pack and found every gum wrapper to be waxy paper instead of paper-backed foil.

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Posted: 24 August 2009 - 11:05 AM                                    
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wacko.gif Well that's no good! Waxed paper is a whole different MacGyverism!

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That sucks, maybe some companys are still holding onto the paper-backed foil?

 
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I work for a company that manufactures a product made from foil and they are starting to use plastic instead. It's basically a matter of cost savings for a greater profit.

 
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I was just thinking about this, and to be honest, I haven't seen foil wrapped gum for years, it's either wax paper or plastic now.


 
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I bought a pack of Big Red tonight and the gum was wrapped in foil. There's still hope. happy.gif

 
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In the past I folded up a 1 sq. ft. section of aluminum foil and put it in my pocket. Negligible weight and size, and oh so many options. For instance, in a REAL jam, if you drop it in a bottle of toilet bowl cleaner, it... well, allow me to illustrate with youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/v/tXsNHROx0oU&hl=en&fs=1&
As a result, you would end up with caustic hydrochloric acid all over the place- especially if it got in eyes someone would be in a world of hurt. More effective as a diversion though I'm sure.

 
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So YOU'RE the one who's been leaving those MacGyver bombs around the place!!

 
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QUOTE (Rockatteer @ 2 November 2009 - 10:00 PM)
So YOU'RE the one who's been leaving those MacGyver bombs around the place!!

Haha believe it or not I have yet to actually try it myself, I've just seen other people do it. I figured there'd be a video on youtube, and of course there are 100.

 
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QUOTE (MacDriver @ 3 November 2009 - 07:31 AM)
Haha believe it or not I have yet to actually try it myself, I've just seen other people do it.

Uh huh. *nods*

You just tell them how to do it and then stand back right. Total deny-ability!



 
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QUOTE (Pepino1309 @ 1 September 2009 - 05:10 PM)
I bought a pack of Big Red tonight and the gum was wrapped in foil. There's still hope. happy.gif

Wrigley's Spearmint still comes in foil...so yes there still is hope. biggrin.gif

 
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Some brands of Trex have the foil...better stock up fast, right??

 
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I know! I know! I have to use a volt-amp test meter in my work. Whenever I forget to reset the knob to the proper voltage it blows out a small, protective fuse. My past technique has been to wrap the blown fuse in foil-faced gum wrapper for a temporary fix. I was disappointed during one recent fuse-blowing episode, finding that the "foil" is actually non-conductive polyester. Outrageous!

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Posted: 26 February 2013 - 02:19 AM                                    
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I am sitting here and grabbed a piece of gum and mentos gum packs are also foil. The macguyverism really does work. I watched my dad do it when I was a kid.

 
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