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TIL: In an effort to fight oil well fires, Hungarian engineers recycled a Russian T-34 tank, and replaced the gun turret with two Mig-21 jet engines. The team would inject water into the exhaust of the engines and literally blow an oil well fire out. They called the device Big Wind.

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TIL: In an effort to fight oil well fires, Hungarian engineers recycled a Russian T-34 tank, and replaced the gun turret with two Mig-21 jet engines. The team would inject water into the exhaust of the engines and literally blow

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YSK to put out grease fires with baking soda and NOT WATER

YSK to put out grease fires with baking soda and NOT WATER One of the leading causes of house fires is putting water on a grease fire. This shows what happens when 1 cup of water is added to a

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TIL during the American Revolution, many untrained American soldiers used bayonets to cook meat over fires rather than using them for close combat. After receiving bayonet combat training from a Prussian general, the American Army was able to win an entire battle without firing a shot

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TIL during the American Revolution, many untrained American soldiers used bayonets to cook meat over fires rather than using them for close combat. After receiving bayonet combat training from a Prussian general, the American Army was able to win an

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TIL that California uses inmates to fight forest fires. Prisoners take the jobs because it reduces their sentence, gets them outside, and pays better than typical prison jobs.

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TIL that California uses inmates to fight forest fires. Prisoners take the jobs because it reduces their sentence, gets them outside, and pays better than typical prison jobs. submitted by fraimsfajitas [link] [1280 comments] Source: top scoring links : todayilearned

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[LPT] 1 In 40 house fires end with fatalities. How we can save lives for christmas.

[LPT] 1 In 40 house fires end with fatalities. How we can save lives for christmas. http://www.nfpa.org/safety-information/for-consumers/holidays/christmas-tree-fires/christmas-tree-safety-tips someone with expertise could elaborate for me submitted by NiftyNinjuh [link] [5 comments] Source: top scoring links : LifeProTips

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Are large fires loud? (forest fires in particular)

Are large fires loud? (forest fires in particular) I had an argument with this one guy like 3 years ago and I just now remembered it. I really want to know if I was right in saying that a large

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TIL C-4 plastic explosive is so chemically stable it can be shot, microwaved, or even *set on fire* without exploding. Soldiers in Vietnam would sometimes use it for cooking fires, and, supposedly, would *eat* small amounts to fake illness.

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TIL C-4 plastic explosive is so chemically stable it can be shot, microwaved, or even *set on fire* without exploding. Soldiers in Vietnam would sometimes use it for cooking fires, and, supposedly, would *eat* small amounts to fake illness. submitted

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LPT: With fire season approaching I made a website to let Californians know at a glance where fires are occuring. Its completely free, I just want to give it exposure so it might help people

LPT: With fire season approaching I made a website to let Californians know at a glance where fires are occuring. Its completely free, I just want to give it exposure so it might help people So I have always been

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[LPT] Avoiding Grease Fires and how to extinguish them

[LPT] Avoiding Grease Fires and how to extinguish them I'm sure everyone's been warned about this before, but I experienced my first grease fire today and if my mother hadn't repeatedly beaten into my head to smother it with salt,

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LPT: Baking soda quickly extinguishes fires. It is best for putting out grease and chemical fires. Keep an open box on your stove in your kitchen for easy access!

LPT: Baking soda quickly extinguishes fires. It is best for putting out grease and chemical fires. Keep an open box on your stove in your kitchen for easy access! submitted by blueflamingo4220 [link] [28 comments] Source: Life Pro Tips

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