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(Some Guy)   The great whiskey fire of 1875 didn't kill any Irishmen. It was the the booze they scooped from the manure strewn streets what did them in   (station-pride.com) divider line
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610 clicks; posted to Food » on 16 Jan 2022 at 11:50 PM (17 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-01-17 12:19:20 AM  
I bet that fire would have made one hell of a barbecue!
 
2022-01-17 12:20:39 AM  
I always like to add manure-filtered whiskey to my cat-poop Irish coffee.
 
2022-01-17 12:26:47 AM  
That was a horrible tragedy. However:

"panic-ridden animals ran through the street and only added to the mayhem of lava-like whiskey running alongside them"

There is something metal in that phrase. It almost has a cadence but it's not quite there.
 
2022-01-17 2:18:01 AM  

Valter: That was a horrible tragedy. However:

"panic-ridden animals ran through the street and only added to the mayhem of lava-like whiskey running alongside them"

There is something metal in that phrase. It almost has a cadence but it's not quite there.


Whoa now, we haven't heard from the fark official on whether it's metal or not.
 
2022-01-17 2:59:55 AM  
wait, isn't horse manure full of like saltpeter crystals? is that really the best thing to be throwing on a raging alcohol-fire?
 
2022-01-17 8:49:21 AM  

Conservative Evangelical Millennial Cyclist: Valter: That was a horrible tragedy. However:

"panic-ridden animals ran through the street and only added to the mayhem of lava-like whiskey running alongside them"

There is something metal in that phrase. It almost has a cadence but it's not quite there.

Whoa now, we haven't heard from the fark official on whether it's metal or not.


It's metal-adjacent.
 
2022-01-17 8:52:49 AM  

tintar: wait, isn't horse manure full of like saltpeter crystals? is that really the best thing to be throwing on a raging alcohol-fire?


Horse manure is full of water, about 75%, so the water would likely have to evaporate first before you would get to anything bursting into flames.

And yes, saltpeter is an oxidizing chemical, so adding it to flames would help make the fire burn hotter, but it's really not too dangerous until you add in reducing agents like sulfur and charcoal. Or some antimony sulphide and kerosene.
 
2022-01-17 5:04:41 PM  
But it's really great shiat, Mrs. Prenskey!
 
2022-01-17 8:26:35 PM  

eyeq360: And yes, saltpeter is an oxidizing chemical, so adding it to flames would help make the fire burn hotter, but it's really not too dangerous until you add in reducing agents like sulfur and charcoal.


Sacre noir!
 
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