Here at STAQXchange Pseudoscientifix, we spare no expense every day to answer your scientological queries. Here are Jen and Lisa, our two highly qualified, intelligent & inquisitive girl scienticians who have taken on the assignment of testing out your query. Jen is up on the mountain throwing a propane tank from the heights down onto Lisa, waiting in the sharp rocks below. Notice how nothing happens to the tank.
Smart Girls Play With Bombs!
- RESULT: Not a bomb, sorry!
But our Scientological Review Committee thought that perhaps the initial experiment was invalid due to the fact that Jen's canister "bomb" bounced and rolled a lot on the way down, softening the blow. So, here we have Billy-Joe-Rufus-Dean, another one of our highly ejuckated and certifiable boy scienticians, who is going to drop the canister "bomb" from STAQXchange's beautiful downtown Miami corporate headquarters building. Don't mind the warning sirens --- today we're also testing several other astute queries from our admiring public and we feel it is our civic duty to warn pedestrians before we drop heavy objects onto the street below!
Look Out Belooooowwww!!
- RESULT: Hmm. Still not a bomb, sorry!
Never deterred by two consecutive failures to obtain the right answer, STAQXchange's Review Board Committee decided to give your query one more good old college try! Again, sparing no expense we decided to send Boo, Sticky-G & Ling-a-Ding, our Crack(ed) Team of PhD candidates (Univ. of Cracker Jack) to the very ends of the Earth to perform a final test of your query by, yes, you guessed it! --- throwing a pressurised gas canister into an actual erupting volcano! They figured that would simulate the extreme conditions of being thrown out of an aeroplane. Plus the little pyros got to play with fire.
Hot Stuff Comin' Through!
- RESULT: Drat. Still no explosion --- still no bomb, sorry!
At best, if you drop the canister and it lands in just the right way that the valve & regulator are shorn away from the tank body, the tank can be turned into a slightly damaging missile:
Notice that the tank cum missile managed to punch a nice round 10 inch hole in a hollow block wall, plus cause some minor damage to a similar wall a short distance behind the first.
How It's Really Done!