Law enforcement officials arrested and charged 56-year-old Cesar Sayoc, Jr. on Friday, in connection with at least a dozen pipe bombs mailed to prominent Democrats, including former President Barack Obama, Rep. Maxine Waters, the Clintons, and philanthropist George Soros, all frequent targets of public attacks by President Donald Trump. Sayoc, who maintains an address in Aventura, FL, outside of Miami, was arrested Friday morning outside an AutoZone in nearby Plantation, FL, reportedly to avoid any potential violent confrontation in his home. According to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who spoke at a press conference with FBI Director Christopher Wray and other law enforcement officials Friday afternoon, Sayoc was charged with five federal crimes, including interstate transportation of an explosives, illegal mailing of explosives, and making threats against a president. He faces up to 48 years in prison. Sayoc was arrested after fingerprints on a pipe bomb intended for Rep. … [Read more...] about What We Know About Mail Bombing Suspect Cesar Sayoc Jr.
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If you haven’t built and launched water rockets with your kid, you’re missing out on an awesome project. With 10 bucks or so worth of parts, an air pump, and an empty soda bottle or two, you can have a blast of an afternoon and learn some elementary rocketry. Even the most jaded kid will be blown away by the sheer power and height of a properly constructed water rocket. I promise. How Water Rockets Work Water rockets work exactly like their big brothers at NASA. A reaction mass is forced out of a vessel with pressurized gas, sending the payload into the air. In this case, the pressure vessel is a soda bottle, the reaction mass is plain water, and the pressurized gas is air pumped in with a bicycle pump. With these simple concepts, you can send a Coke bottle hurtling hundreds of feet into the air and impress all the other kids at the playground. Maybe it’s not as remarkable as the launch of an Apollo rocket, but I’ll bet Elon Musk’s first launch was a water … [Read more...] about How to Make a Water Rocket With Your Kid