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I will show you how to make Sneezing powder identical to the store bought version for about a 5 cents.

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Step 1: Materials

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1 teaspoon of ground black pepper


Mortar and Pestle

Film cannister (or other small container) to put the powder in.

Step 2: Grind it up!

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Take the Black Pepper and grind it up in the Mortar and Pestle for about ten minutes. The longer you grind it the better it will be. You could probably use a coffee grinder but then your coffee might taste a bit weird.

Step 3: Deployment

The easiest way to deploy this is to pinch some and sprinkle it in the air.
you could also use a personal fan to disperse the powder.
acabrera72 years ago
you can pile a little in a straw and aim it a people. Mind you don't Suck it!
it wont damage the eyes I did this before and all that would happen is it would make them sneeze... if it gets in their eyes it may hurt or just feel like something's in your eye blow in eye to get it out also just think about it, have you ever gotten sand in your eye?? thats what it feels like with a slight tinge... have fun dude
If u get it in your eyes it just makes you cry
 Nothing a little pepper in my eye just caused some temporary damage for the last 22 months, nothing bad, no solutions even going to the doctor for eye drops. Its not so bad.
wito314 years ago
I like all those evil ideas
Lance Mt.5 years ago
 I had been having nose bleeds as of late and i may have forgotten this key information when i tried it with a air compressor to disrepute. Arrgggh

 -Arrrrgh, Chris
 so you dispensed it with an air compressor?
Of course. Put a bit in a cup and blast it. I then went on to get a plastic jar and cut lots of slits in in. When you seal it up it all shoots out the sides as a mushroom cloud.
masonrulz5 years ago
BEWARE: be SURE to wash your hands b4 touching any part of ur face if u get this stuff inyour eyes, it STINGS
11rex115 years ago
I tried this and it doesn't work it only makes my dog sneeze anyway sneezing powder that you buy in the stores it i=has way more chemicals then just pepper
baking soda as well works good.
baking soda alone? or with this mixture?
with mixture.
How does baking powder help O_o
baking soda just helps, i think it has to do with the fineness of the particles.
ah, I see. in that way, wouldn't flour work just as well instead of b.s?
no, it would fall to quickly.
Braeburn6 years ago
envelope plus ice cream scoop
Kaiven Braeburn6 years ago
Braeburn Kaiven6 years ago
yeah, put it an envelope and then run an ice cream scoop across it
Kaiven Braeburn6 years ago
Oh, ok. Can this be done with like pills also? Whenever I crush something it spills out of whatever I am using because the little shards and the force of me pushing on it creates holes..
or a film canister with ball bearings in it
Kaiven6 years ago
:D I made some and I sneezed... 3 times :D
pyro137 years ago
hm i like it. any ideas for an improvised mortar and pestle? I dont have one, but want to make some of this!
milamber pyro136 years ago
put it in a bag and drive over it or put on road till someone ells drives over it
reeding pyro137 years ago
a bowl and the back of an ice cream scoop
silicon_7 (author)  pyro137 years ago
you could spread out the pepper over a marble or stone chopping block and run a spoon over it for a while
Gonazar pyro137 years ago
try putting the pepper in a folded piece of paper and going over it with something cylindrical and heavy, like a rolling pin

lolz 'as easy as dell' =P
MaThinger6 years ago
Couldn't just throwing into the air damage peoples eyes?
DainiusGB6 years ago
you could rig a lightswitch so when someone presses it, that powder flies out at them
OR BETTER-- put it on a ceiling fan connected to a lightswitch!
Dantex6 years ago
i putted it in straw and blown in my sisters face and it got ti her eyes
HERES AN IDEA : hows about we put it in a pen and whip it at the ground in the classroom right in front of the fan?? EVILNESS . thats what im going to do..
dondangler6 years ago
no no no... load it into the confetti bomb :)
sushiking6 years ago
How about a coffee grinder? If available. This will make it even finer.