This substance is so sensitive that it immediately explodes on the lightest touch
When a feather drops on it, or a mosquito lands on top of nitrogen triiodide – Boom! – an immediate dark purple explosion happens. This is because nitrogen triiodide is so unstable that it detonates when it’s even slightly disturbed.
“Even something like a mosquito landing on it will set this stuff off…” Oddly beautiful to watch. Don’t try this at home!!