Encyclopedia > Cheddite

  Article Content


Cheddite is an explosive compound used as a primer for shotgun cartridges. It contains 90% potassium chlorate[?], 7% paraffin, 3% petroleum jelly[?], and traces of carbon black[?].

Cheddite was also a fictional substance described in a comic science-fiction novel by Harry Harrison. It was made by irradiating Cheddar cheese, and enabled faster-than-light travel.

All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
  Featured Article

... it merely designated anyone who assumed power for any period of time without a legitimate basis of authority. The first to have the title of "Tyrant" wa ...

This page was created in 27.3 ms