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Why You Shouldn't Use Water To Extinguish a Grease Fire

4 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Since water and oil don't mix, when you dump water on a grease fire, it sinks right through to the bottom of the pan and evaporates instantly, spreading flaming oil everywhere. As you see in this video from The Slow Mo Guys, this could be a serious problem if it happens in your kitchen. Show More Summary

Exploding Fireball Video Shows Why You Shouldn't Use Water To Extinguish A Grease Fire

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

What happens when you mix water and grease? Exploding fireballs, apparently. At least that's what Gav and Dan, better known as "The Slo Mo Guys," found out when they demonstrated why you shouldn't use water to put out an oil fire. Slowed down to 2,500 frames per second, the video gets REALLY hot -- fast. Show More Summary

Dare to Be 100: How Old Are You, Really?

Just like a candle under an inverted water glass, your fire is quickly extinguished without oxygen. Of the many tasks that your body performs the most critical one is how you extract oxygen from the air you breathe and convey it to the...Show More Summary

Solar panels catch fire on top of Apple facility in Mesa, Arizona

A fire broke out at an Apple facility in Mesa, Arizona. Firefighters were able to extinguish it before it burned anything inside the facility, and no injuries have been reported. Fire fighters in Mesa, Arizona, were called to the scene of a fire at an Apple facility in the city. Show More Summary

Fire extinguished at Apple site in Arizona - local ABC station

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Firefighters fought a blaze that erupted at an Apple Inc facility in Mesa, Arizona on Tuesday, local station ABC15 reported. The fire appeared to be out, but fire personnel remained on the scene, the station reported on Twitter. (Reporting by Lisa Richwine; Editing by Chris Reese)

Bus blaze sends black smoke over Potomac River near 14th St. Bridge

A bus caught fire Saturday evening on Interstate 395 in Virginia at the approach to the 14th Street Bridge, sending a cloud of black smoke over the Potomac River. Arlington authorities said the fire was extinguished and no injuries were reported. The cause of the fire was not immediately known. Read full article >>

Crew Evacuated from Fugro Offshore Survey After Fire

Firefighters in Scotland worked overnight to extinguish a blaze aboard a Fugro offshore survey vessel while docked at Peterhead Port, north of Aberdeen. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service says [...] The post Crew Evacuated from Fugro Offshore Survey After Fire appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

Samuel Bernier’s DIY Instructions Transform a Fire Extinguisher Into a Gorgeous Floor Lamp

Samuel Bernier’s new floor lamp is upcycled from old fire extinguisher parts - and the industrial designer is sharing the DIY instructions! Named Achille Le Grand after designer Achille Castiglioni’s Arco lamp, the arched floor lamp was dreamed up during

Army Captain Steve Voglezon saving the world

According to Fox8, two cars collided head-on and burst into flames in Chatham County, North Carolina. Army Captain Steve Voglezon happened upon the scene and didn’t hesitate to act; Voglezon used a fire extinguisher to break the windows of the car and rescue the couple inside the Acura. “I picked up the other gentleman, took […]

What Happens If A Fire Ignites When Astronauts Are Heading Into Space?

2 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Currently, the only route from Earth to the International Space Station for astronauts is by hitching a ride on the Soyuz spacecraft. But what happens if a fire breaks out en route to the station? Without fire extinguishers or normal firefighting tools, astronauts have special procedures to return them safely to Earth. Read more...

Remembering the 1933 Griffith Park fire disaster

3 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

In 1933, thousands of workers were widening roads and working on other projects in Griffith Park. When a small brush fire broke out, the workers, untrained in firefighting, were sent to extinguish the flames.

Fire at Westchester Nuclear Power Plant Probably Not Anything to Worry About [Updated]

A scary-sounding thing happened in Westchester on Saturday evening: a transformer at the Indian Point nuclear power plant exploded, causing a fire. The blaze was quickly extinguished by the facility's sprinkler system, but not before it sent plumes of black smoke into the air above the town of Buchanan, about... More »

Transformer Burns at Indian Point; Cuomo Cites Potential Environmental Risks

3 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

A fire at the Indian Point nuclear plant, about 24 miles north of New York City, was extinguished Saturday night, but the materials used to fight it could prove hazardous if they seep into the Hudson River.

Indian Point Nuclear Reactor Shuts Down After Transformer Fire

3 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

Officials said the fire had been extinguished and the plant north of New York City was stable after residents reported hearing an explosion and smoke at the site.

5 badass animal moms.

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Happy Place

1. Scarlett, Hero Cat Mom Scarlett and her owner, Karen Wellen (via Facebook) This hero momma cat became famous after a Brooklyn building caught fire in 1996. Firefighters extinguished it, and noticed a stray cat carrying her kittens, one by one, out of the rubble. Show More Summary

Newsflash: Pouring Gasoline A Fire Doesn't Extinguish It (Updated)

In the future, if she's being honest, Pam Geller will acknowledge that yesterday was the best day of her life: GARLAND, Texas -- Shots rang out this evening at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Texas during the Mohammed Art Exhibit and Contest. Show More Summary

Cooties Is Well Worth Catching For Fans of Laughter and Dismemberment

Kids. You can't live with them, and you can't bash their head in with a fire extinguisher. But what this movie presupposes is... maybe you can. In fact, sometimes you have to if you want to live. "Cooties Is Well Worth Catching For Fans of Laughter and Dismemberment" was originally published on Film School Rejects for our wonderful readers to enjoy. Show More Summary

NBA Mock Draft 2015: Latest Projections for Elite 1st-Round Prospects

With the early-entry deadline for the 2015 NBA draft having passed and a few first-round prospects staying in school, the raging fire of hype regarding the 2015 class has not been extinguished. For most of the prospects who will hear their names called early by commissioner Adam Silver, the decision has been made for quite some time. Show More Summary

Firefighters douse 2-acre brush fire in Elysian Park

Firefighters extinguished a two-acre brush fire in Elysian Park amid forecasts that temperatures could reach 90 degrees Wednesday.

Baltimore’s riots leave an aftertaste of pain, confusion and anger

BALTIMORE — Even after the fires were extinguished and the chaos quieted for much of the day, this city smoldered.Baltimore’s physical injuries were abundant and obvious Tuesday, the day after rioters and looters overran neighborhoods...Show More Summary

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