The Arkanssouri Blog.: Why Missouri Rocks, Part 1.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Why Missouri Rocks, Part 1.

We explode frozen chickens.

High school students from as far away as Hawaii and Egypt are planning
trips to Rolla, Mo., next month to practice the art of blowing stuff up.

The University of Missouri-Rolla, the only university in the United States
to offer a minor in explosives engineering, is again hosting Explosives Camp
this summer.

Many of the activities take place at UMR's Experimental Mine, where campers
learn about underground blasts and mining engineering careers. This year, Army
specialists from Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., will visit to present information about
the use of military explosives.

Campers also shoot dynamite, learn about detonators and set up fireworks
displays. The activities are supervised by professionals like Worsey, who has
been known to blow up frozen chickens in order to demonstrate the power of



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