Okay, now Wikipedia makes the bold statement that stick bombs have been known to children for ages and all I can wonder is "how did I not know?" Thanks to Gizmodo, I saw this inspiring family-built stick bomb today. The pure joy of creating this impermanent experiment is a lesson in physics, creativity, engineering, self-regulation, and dexterity. Not to mention the lesson of non-attachment, the thrill of this is the impermanence.
This seems like a handy tutorial . Time to start collecting Popsicle sticks!