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5221 clicks; posted to Main » on 10 Apr 2004 at 5:27 PM (13 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2004-04-10 10:02:10 AM  
I've seen people put their cigarettes out in diesel fuel. It doesn't have the same flash point as gasoline, so most people think it's safer. Now throwing it on an open fire is a whoe different question. Darwin wins this round.
2004-04-10 10:08:59 AM  
Make that "whoe" a "whole"

-evidently I can't type or proofread today-
2004-04-10 10:37:05 AM  
2004-04-10 11:58:03 AM  
too bad it took 62 years for Darwin to ensue... this dumbass probably reproduced and there's another clone of him running around!!
2004-04-10 12:10:16 PM  
What's the problem? Looks like he got that puppy lit.
2004-04-10 01:00:32 PM  
I liked the way it sounded better when you had it as hoe. I thought you did it on purpose to imitate the way someone who would do something like this would talk.
2004-04-10 02:38:26 PM  
Definately Unfreakable. He's got fire so what's the problem?
2004-04-10 03:05:09 PM  
Having 2 years of experience in technical support, this honestly does not come as much of a surprise to me at all.
2004-04-10 03:10:49 PM  
Wood burning stoves have tech support?
2004-04-10 03:16:36 PM  
Haines man in critical condition after stove explodes

The Associated Press

ANCHORAGE (April 9, 1:10 pm ADT) - A Haines area man has died of injuries suffered in a wood stove explosion at his home.

Anyone else see the problem here?

I don't think your condition is still critical if you're dead.

It seems to me that you're condition has moved from "critical" to "seared morgue-cicle."

/being critical
2004-04-10 03:23:29 PM  
Wood burning stoves have tech support?

No. However in said line of work, I learned that there are quite a few people in this world who are far from being the sharpest tool in the shed, much like the idiot in the article.
2004-04-10 05:30:52 PM  

The only way he could be in critical conditions after dying is if he turned into a zombie, and then the zombie was injured and had to be hospitalized.
2004-04-10 05:33:47 PM  
Its called flammable vs. combustable
2004-04-10 05:36:39 PM  
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"This happened to me once too..."
2004-04-10 05:37:32 PM  
chemvibe - flammable isn't a word. I believe you mean inflammable
2004-04-10 05:39:25 PM  
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Picture of person has been released.
2004-04-10 05:41:39 PM  
flammable isn't a word.

Heh. Learn you some English or pitch your sarcasm better.
2004-04-10 05:41:42 PM  
I used to know a guy back while I was in Boy Scouts who, during a campout, decided it would be fun to play with cans of lighter fluid. He'd pour puddles of it into a fire pit and then light the puddles. Apparently, that wasn't h4rdc0r3 enough for him, so he decided it would be cool to light the lighter fluid as it was coming out of the can to achieve a flamethrower effect.

The inevitable burnination ensued and both of his hands were covered in 2nd degree burns. He was lucky that the can didn't explode in his hands, though. It could have been a hell of a lot worse.
2004-04-10 05:44:21 PM  
flammable [ flmmbl ]


able to catch fire: readily capable of catching fire

Duh.. dumbass
2004-04-10 05:44:49 PM  
Amateur. Everyone knows you have to use liquid oxygen.
2004-04-10 05:46:02 PM  
He blew himself? Teeheehee.
2004-04-10 05:46:02 PM  
What about those big signs on fuels that say FLAMMABLE? Those silly sign writers sure suck at spelling eh?
2004-04-10 05:46:21 PM  
"He was lucky that the can didn't explode in his hands, though. It could have been a hell of a lot worse."

Not enough air mixed in for that to happen.
2004-04-10 05:46:49 PM  
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"Inflammable means flammable? What a country!"
2004-04-10 05:49:18 PM  

chemvibe - flammable isn't a word. I believe you mean inflammable

"Flammable" is a word. It means the same thing as "inflammable".

If anyone beats me to this, it's because damn wasn't resolving... =P
2004-04-10 05:49:35 PM  
Historically, flammable and inflammable mean the same thing. However, the presence of the prefix in- has misled many people into assuming that inflammable means not flammable or noncombustible. The prefix -in in inflammable is not, however, the Latin negative prefix -in, which is related to the English -un and appears in such words as indecent and inglorious. Rather, this -in is an intensive prefix derived from the Latin preposition in. This prefix also appears in the word enflame. But many people are not aware of this derivation, and for clarity's sake it is advisable to use only flammable to give warnings.

-American Heritage Dictionary
2004-04-10 05:50:18 PM  
He might still be alive...

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2004-04-10 05:51:02 PM  
It's hard to imagine how someone could cause an explosion with a wood stove and diesel fuel. I guess he could have just poured it in directly from the can, got scared when it flared up, and spilled some on the stove and himself. If the diesel hit something hot, it would vaporize, burn, and look like an explosion to the people attempting to put him out.

Safety tip, when applying fuel to a fire, stand back.
2004-04-10 05:51:40 PM  
"If anyone beats me to this, it's because damn wasn't resolving"

lol I used the same thing, I think like a 100 farkers just looked it up and thats why it delayed.
2004-04-10 05:53:31 PM  
2004-04-10 05:55:10 PM  
Inflammable and flammable are interchangable.

/kinda rhyme's don't it
2004-04-10 05:56:34 PM  
better safety tip, dont apply fuel to a fire, apply the fuel first then the fire.
2004-04-10 05:56:56 PM  
I never hear anyone waxing poetic about that good ol' diesel flavor.

Besides, how can anyone pay attention to the articles when that Hillary picture is up there?
2004-04-10 05:56:57 PM  
the pride of britain medal on the bottom left corner of this site - not for services to vector based software at a guess
2004-04-10 05:58:20 PM  
"He blew up good!"
"Yeh! He blew up REEEL good."
2004-04-10 05:59:13 PM  
well not actually this site, another one, in another thread, in a galaxy far far away

2004-04-10 05:59:57 PM  

Amateur. Everyone knows you have to use liquid oxygen.


If you click on the top link at that site, you get this:

"The people in charge have requested this web site be removed. 2/6/2003 --ghg "

Apparently Purdue isn't real receptive to discussing liquid
oxygen BBQ's.
2004-04-10 06:01:11 PM  

Cue stereotypical movie explosions..

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2004-04-10 06:04:29 PM  
we always soak a bucketful of corncobs in deisel fuel to use as kindling for wet wood, just strike a match on a cob, and it'll burn for a good 15 minutes.
this guy sounds like a pure dead idiot, DRTFA
2004-04-10 06:06:51 PM  
is my browser teh ghey or am i just the only one willing to biatch that the link requires registration.

...or are you all registered!

//looks around suspiciously//

"i'll kill you all! hyaaaaahg"
2004-04-10 06:09:25 PM  
05:59:57 PM jpboaty: If you click on the top link at that site, you get this:

"The people in charge have requested this web site be removed. 2/6/2003 --ghg "

Yes, I noticed that. Damn conflagration-lawsuit-averse university administrations. Damn them all to hell.
2004-04-10 06:09:41 PM  
I wonder if the friends mentioned might have blown on the ember causing the vapors to ignight, be cause diesel doesn't explode until vaporized, then it takes a spark to ignight it. unless they handed him something else...

"oh here's that diesel," heh
2004-04-10 06:12:32 PM  
a little R/C car or plane fuel would do it,
(alcohol and nitro methane)
2004-04-10 06:28:39 PM  
A gallon of diesel fuel contains more energy than a gallon of gasoline. It's just a little harder to release it.
2004-04-10 06:31:09 PM  
This is nothing. For real fun, mistake lignite and bituminous coal.
2004-04-10 06:36:32 PM  
Well, he got it to light, right?

Thats all that truly matters.
2004-04-10 06:49:21 PM  
So let me get this right,Inflammable and flammable can be switched back and fourth? What about asploded?

/smartass off
2004-04-10 06:53:13 PM  
I am guessing he was never a Boy Scout...
2004-04-10 06:55:17 PM  
mylow: I guess it depends on the mexican restaurant and how much hot sauce you had.
2004-04-10 07:12:28 PM  
Wow, people still do this? Had a family member do this back in the 20's, trying to hurry a fire in the wood burning stove by adding some coal oil. Blew the whole house apart legend has it..
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