Harmful additives are a formidable weapon against machinery,people, and processes. Additives perform one or more of the following:
1) Corrosion...sulfuric acid, for example, will corrode the gutter,eaves, and downspout of a home; dumped salt will mar a buildingsurface or floor and kill a lawn.2) Contamination...copper salts will rot rubber products; soap in apublic or corporate fountain will create giant foam. Or put it in asteam boiler if you're more serious about the matter.3) Abrasion...introduction of light, coarse materials, such as resins,to automotive fuel, or metal filings placed in the gears of industrialmachinery, will create frictional havoc.4) Impurities...adding sugar to gasoline creates harmful carbonfrom the burning sugar, stopping the engine.
Soaps and detergents make wonderful additions to food and couldeven be beneficial if the target happens to be constipated. If not, then soap-laden munchies or drinks will really keep him moving.During my stay as an invited guest of Uncle Sam I recall some dirtytricksters' making an action statement against being in KP. They liberallycoated various pans and cooking vessels with GI soap. They washed mugswith a lot of soap, then neglected to rinse them before letting the utensilsdry. Later, when some drinkable potion like milk or coffee was poured intothe mug by some unsuspecting mark, the soap was activated. Whoosh!Soap is also a very effective additive to containers in which food isprepared. The secret is to disguise the taste. Various other additives will dothat and other tricks.