I'm with Mike on this - whenever I see posts like "I want to modify my anti-lock brakes/mains-powered water heater/rocket roller skates", I usually reply "could you tell me where you live, please, so I'll know where to avoid and possibly where to send the flowers"
There have been several cases in the UK recently of people who thought that robbing copper from an unattended electricity sub-station was a route to easy riches.
Now, even my teenage son recognised that this was akin to stealing a petrol pump with an acetylene torch.
These poor sods are on an intellectual level with the benighted souls in Nigeria who steal products from pipelines, and seem to be regularly killed in droves in doing so.
As a child, it was instilled in to me by my family that you don't mess with electricity, or any energy storage or transmission system.
This simple education seems not to be available to many, despite the middle-class health-and-safety culture (or possibly, simply because of it!)
How far are we from people cutting down distribution pylons for scrap steel?
Unfortunately now, for us, even the relatively uneducated can type stuff into Google.
(I should add, that like many of my generation as a teenager, I was no angel, and my activities with simple garden chemicals (now unavailable), and inflammable substances would now lead now, to someone of my age then, to an ASBO at best, or detention at worst. However, I did take considerable care, and would have been horrified if anything higher than invertibrates had been damaged by my experiments)
the Nobel Prize was essentially created as an apology to the planet for creating TNT
That would be dynamite, surely?