Mixing alkali metals and water can cause explosions, but scientists had studied those reactions and thought they could find a way around them.
The reactions have run the gamut, with many people expressing amazement or terror and advising that Soper's family relocate ASAP.
During the exam, doctors noticed discolored rings around his eyes: a telltale sign that something serious was going on.
It took this North Dakota man about seven hours to clean up the massive 182-pound surpise the squirrel had left him.
Police approached at around 10:30 p.m., and Modawi fled the scene, leading them on a short - but destructive - chase.
Reports of "tadpoles" kept coming in, so Carter decided to check it out. What she discovered was something much more interesting than toads.
Some also commented to say the way he acted indicated familiarity, and it looks like he mouths the word 'babe' as he rings the doorbell.
Dyer and her friend marveled at the size of the basement, commented on how terribly dark it was and had a momentary freakout.
In March, an MRI scan discovered cancer had returned to her lungs. Both lungs were affected this time, and doctors said it was terminal.
Nikos was shot multiple times but still managed to help subdue the man enough that the SWAT team was able to enter and make the arrest.