Is The ‘Fragguccino’ A DIY Air Travel Security Threat?
Who needs shoe bombs? The TSA can’t be pleased with YouTube contributor Evan “treefort” Booth, whose latest video shows how to make an improvised explosive device from parts you can buy at shops and kiosks at many airports.
Using a stainless steel coffee mug, a Li-ion AA battery, a small canister of Axe Body Spray, a condom, and a bottle of water, the poster creates a “Fragguccino” that explodes when thrown. Water contained in the condom breaks, allowing the battery to heat up enough inside the mug to ignite the pressurized body spray canister.
Booth, a self-described “independent security researcher,” presented the video as an example of research into the possibility of common items sold in airports after the security screening used to build lethal weapons. “All of these findings have been reported to the Department of Homeland Security (TSA) to help them better detect these types of threats,” Booth wrote on his site.