Too much teen texting in your house? 'Unbored: An Essential Field Guide to Serious Fun' may help parents get their kids to look up for a moment from their texting and actually engage in life beyond the screen.
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You wouldn't describe the Larsen's Minneapolis household as tranquil. She, her husband Walter, and their children Henrik, Peter, and Luisa are making "baggie bombs" – documented on page 26 of "Unbored."
The theory is: The liquids go in the baggie, then when the charge is added and the bag is sealed, the mixture will fizz up and the bag will pop. It's at that crucial juncture the family remembers it might be better to be outside.