I had just finished pumping up the internal pop bottle rocket pressure to 70 psi with a bicycle pump. I was doing this with my back to the launcher on which the rocket was angled at 45 directly away from me. As I bent down to put down the pump, the bottle exploded and blew off the nose cone (made from the cap end of another bottle). The nose cone somehow flew back and hit me in the mouth resulting in a nasty cut requiring immediate hospital treatment, much pain, a permanent facial scar and thousands of dollars in dental work.
Learning by Accident – Accident with a Plastic Pop Bottle Rocket
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