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[_] Re: Explosives

Vincent Peace vp-lists at
Wed Apr 24 14:40:00 BST 2002

> Noooo!
> Don't stick your hand in it'll hurt.
Reminds me of a story from Richard Feynman's autobiography. He used to put
petrol lighter fluid on his hand and set alight to it at school to impress
his friends. This works because the flame burns a certain distance above the
petrol, so you don't get burned. Later on at university he bet some people
that he could set alight to his hand... Except that this time around the
hairs on his hand caught alight and he was in agony!
It's well worth a read.