Before we talk about one big gun, let’s discuss 1,500 years of military technology.
Considering how synonymous this episode’s element is with “poison,” it’s astounding how eager people have historically been to ingest the stuff.
The history of phosphorus is largely a tale of people getting their hands dirty. Very, very dirty.
Just try to tally the body count behind the periodic table’s most reactive element, and learn why you should drink it.