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(Las Vegas Review Journal)   It's only 106°F in the desert so let's have a bonfire. And let's put the fuel drum next to the flames so it can stay warm, too   (reviewjournal.com) divider line 76
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2014-06-11 01:17:40 PM
One of the dangers of deserts is the fact that the heat gained during the day is lost at night. In the open desert you can get hyper and hypo thermia ... In the same day. I don't recommend it.
 
2014-06-11 01:40:48 PM

Nadie_AZ: One of the dangers of deserts is the fact that the heat gained during the day is lost at night. In the open desert you can get hyper and hypo thermia ... In the same day. I don't recommend it.


Well yeah, but living in the foothills a few miles from where this happened I can safely say that it wouldn't have been a issue last night.

I think we got down to 80 degrees at 4 or 5 am or so.

/Just looked at my projection for next months power bill if this keeps up, yikes!
 
2014-06-11 01:59:51 PM
Toah-TALLY DOOD!!!

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2014-06-11 02:01:16 PM
FTFA: "Next thing I knew, I was running away and my friends were on fire,"

Such great stories contain this sentence.
 
2014-06-11 02:04:02 PM
Make them repeat High School Chemistry, they clearly didn't learn a damn thing the first
time.
 
2014-06-11 02:06:10 PM
Two girls remained in intensive care, Anderson said. One had burns over 85 percent of her body; the other had burns over 65 percent of her body. They were both intubated.

God, i hope that idiot who rolled a farking 55 gallon drum of gasoline next to a bonfire is happy. Christ.
 
2014-06-11 02:07:04 PM
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Henderson!
 
2014-06-11 02:07:20 PM
My grandfather, dad, and brother went to the California desert to hunt geodes one year, and according to the story my grandfather told, my brother used two or three to make the fire ring. Apparently, they can explode.

Or at least, that's what I was told. My grandfather liked tall tales (and I wasn't there), but they did bring back some geodes and some fragments, so who knows?
 
2014-06-11 02:07:54 PM
I blame High School Chemistry no longer being able to show the wonders of a BLEVE.
 
2014-06-11 02:08:57 PM
Think of it as evolution in action.
 
2014-06-11 02:11:11 PM
If it were 106°F in the desert at night, that alone would be newsworthy, subby.

But as anyone who has experienced a gasoline fire close up can attest, they are very hot and dirty.

I was wanting to get rid of some gasoline that was old and water-contaminated, so dumped a bunch on some wood in a fire pit.  When I lit that thing, it melted the vinyl siding on a shed ten feet away.  Didn't get hurt since I was at least cautious enough to toss the match in from a safe distance.  And I hosed down the shed and the surrounding ground while letting the fire burn itself out.
 
2014-06-11 02:11:20 PM
Clark County firefighters are looking into the blaze

Won't that hurt their eyes?
 
2014-06-11 02:12:11 PM
Having worked in a hospital's burn unit, all I can say is - *sigh*

I feel for the families of those poor girls.
 
2014-06-11 02:12:55 PM
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If the kids played video games this never would have happened.
 
2014-06-11 02:13:30 PM
Roll out the barrel, we'll have a barrel of fun.
 
2014-06-11 02:14:00 PM

Snarfangel: My grandfather, dad, and brother went to the California desert to hunt geodes one year, and according to the story my grandfather told, my brother used two or three to make the fire ring. Apparently, they can explode.

Or at least, that's what I was told. My grandfather liked tall tales (and I wasn't there), but they did bring back some geodes and some fragments, so who knows?


Since many Geodes in the US are formed in the hollow cavities of sedimentary rocks it is very possible especially if the rocks were found in or near water.
 
2014-06-11 02:15:10 PM
The boy who she said was the worst injured drove himself and several others to get help.

Doctor Nick: That is some injury. Disrupted the very chromosomes of the body. Causing the X and Ys to become Zs
 
2014-06-11 02:16:39 PM
A group of adolescents is only as bright as its gnarliest dude.
 
2014-06-11 02:18:03 PM
Burning Man is awesome...
 
2014-06-11 02:19:41 PM
Hypothesis: In the absence of predation, humanity has evolved to use stupidity to cull the herd.

/Its the cirrrrcle of life
 
2014-06-11 02:19:49 PM
Wanted for questioning:

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2014-06-11 02:20:13 PM

farkingismybusiness: If the kids played video games this never would have happened.


We have a winner here!
 
2014-06-11 02:22:11 PM
no iphone video of the event?
/disappointed in today's youth.
 
2014-06-11 02:23:40 PM
One boy was in a coma, which was induced "so they could scrub him," Anderson said.

A coma.  Because during this "scrubbing" procedure, not even the best anesthesia will put you deep enough to escape the pain.

If there's any karma, hopefully it's the hey-let-s-roll-the-drum closer boy.
 
2014-06-11 02:24:17 PM

xiola: no iphone video of the event?
/disappointed in today's youth.


they didn't have cell service

they did post some hospital selfies
 
2014-06-11 02:25:01 PM
Recycle the kid who moved the fuel drum for organs. He's just too stupid.
 
2014-06-11 02:27:17 PM
"The teens were out of cell phone range, Anderson said..."

So, a fake story then.
 
2014-06-11 02:30:39 PM
Obviously some of them don't deserve to graduate, completely missed those logic classes.
 
2014-06-11 02:31:09 PM

Snarfangel: My grandfather, dad, and brother went to the California desert to hunt geodes one year, and according to the story my grandfather told, my brother used two or three to make the fire ring. Apparently, they can explode.
Or at least, that's what I was told. My grandfather liked tall tales (and I wasn't there), but they did bring back some geodes and some fragments, so who knows?


Sure, rocks in a fire can explode. I'm not sure what qualities they have to have to do it, though. Probably water in them, as someone already said.

/I wish they would all explode, because I am sick of looking at fire rings every 50 feet every time I go out in the desert.
 
2014-06-11 02:31:31 PM

uncleacid: Roll out the barrel, we'll have a barrel of fun.


unfortunately this one went zing BANG tarrero

/and what rocket surgeon thinks rolling an oil barrel next to a bonfire is a good idea?
//hope that one is the most injured of the bunch
 
2014-06-11 02:34:11 PM
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You're gonna fly high
You're never gonna die
You're gonna make it if you try fry
They're gonna love you
 
2014-06-11 02:35:24 PM
One boy was in a coma, which was induced "so they could scrub him,"

yeah, not good
 
2014-06-11 02:35:47 PM
Science courses do have their usefulness.


never mind, let's fire up the blunt,man.
 
2014-06-11 02:37:18 PM

cryinoutloud: /I wish they would all explode, because I am sick of looking at fire rings every 50 feet every time I go out in the desert.


I'm trying to figure out why you'd make a fire ring in the middle of nowhere in the first place. Hell, we don't make them for fires out in the woods. Just push anything flammable away from where you're setting up the fire.

/like drums of fuel
 
2014-06-11 02:38:06 PM
So I must be the only person who read the headline and thought "Bundyville".
 
2014-06-11 02:40:04 PM
"Anderson has burns on her leg, face and eye that she said are "not too bad."

How the flying fark is a burn on your eye "not too bad"?
 
2014-06-11 02:40:14 PM

gravy chugging cretin.: So I must be the only person who read the headline and thought "Bundyville".


Nope.
 
2014-06-11 02:40:17 PM
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2014-06-11 02:41:13 PM
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2014-06-11 02:41:18 PM
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2014-06-11 02:42:27 PM

Tom_Slick: Snarfangel: My grandfather, dad, and brother went to the California desert to hunt geodes one year, and according to the story my grandfather told, my brother used two or three to make the fire ring. Apparently, they can explode.

Or at least, that's what I was told. My grandfather liked tall tales (and I wasn't there), but they did bring back some geodes and some fragments, so who knows?

Since many Geodes in the US are formed in the hollow cavities of sedimentary rocks it is very possible especially if the rocks were found in or near water.


As small as the cavity is, even at extreme temps the pressure might be great but the volume is too small to matter.  The force propelling the stone is going to be the pressure and volume combined, minus the energy lost to breaking the stone.  With such a small volume and with such a large force needed to break the stone, I doubt there would be enough actual energy left to throw the stone any appreciable distance.  It would be much more likely that a tiny pinhole already exists, or a small crack is created, and the air escapes via that.
 
2014-06-11 02:43:02 PM
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They blow'd up real good!
 
2014-06-11 02:43:52 PM
"Next thing I knew, I was running away and my friends were on fire," she said.

/All I could think about was that pic from Vietnam with the napalmed girl running down the middle of the road.

//Shudders, not snark.

///Fire good.  Burns bad.
 
2014-06-11 02:44:37 PM

mdeesnuts: I'm trying to figure out why you'd make a fire ring in the middle of nowhere in the first place.


I used to party in the desert.
We never built a fire.
We cleaned up when done.
A fire is just a big old beacon in the desert.
Just says, hey over here! FIRE! OVER HERE!.
Just draws critters.
 
2014-06-11 02:46:46 PM

Tom_Slick: I blame High School Chemistry no longer being able to show the wonders of a BLEVE.


PEPCON Plant Explosion. Watched it in the USAF almost yearly for fire extinguisher training.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KuGizBjDXo
 
2014-06-11 02:53:25 PM
We Threw Gasoline On the Fire and Now We Have Stumps For Arms and Legs.
/better not be obscure.
 
2014-06-11 02:53:52 PM
FTA: The group was celebrating Basic High School's commencement ceremony

Apparently, the education there was a little too basic.
 
2014-06-11 02:54:08 PM

Snarfangel: My grandfather, dad, and brother went to the California desert to hunt geodes one year, and according to the story my grandfather told, my brother used two or three to make the fire ring. Apparently, they can explode.

Or at least, that's what I was told. My grandfather liked tall tales (and I wasn't there), but they did bring back some geodes and some fragments, so who knows?


What does air do when heated. Geodes have encased air.
 
2014-06-11 02:57:13 PM

GoldDude: If it were 106°F in the desert at night, that alone would be newsworthy, subby.


One day in May the overnight low was 99°. That's right...the coolest it got that night was almost 100°. 106° isn't unheard of in the desert...even at night.
 
2014-06-11 02:58:03 PM
Henderson, NV seems determined to blow up.
 
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