The original seems dated now, but it all started here, from the unstoppable Diesel/Walker combo right down to the nitrous boosts.
Campbell is quoted saying “nitrous oxide can explode on its own.”
One distributor the office is tracking is reportedly raking in more than $60,000 on the bulk sale of nitrous.
c.1600, from Latin nitrosus, from nitrum (see nitre). Originally "of nitre, pertaining to nitre;" more precise use in chemistry (designating a compound in which the nitrogen has a lower valence than the corresponding nitric compound) is from 1780s. Nitrous oxide attested from 1800.
nitrous ni·trous (nī'trəs)
Of, derived from, or containing nitrogen, especially in a valence state lower than that in a comparable nitric compound.
Containing nitrogen, especially nitrogen with a valence of 3. Compare nitric.