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Lighting water on fire? I don't think so.

  1. Sep 15, 2008 #1
    Whilst perusing the Tube, I found this:



    What do you think? Did he actually light water on fire?

    I don't think so.
     
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  3. Sep 15, 2008 #2

    Ivan Seeking

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    He probably replaced the water with white gas, like that used in the old camping lanterns and stoves, or more likely, lighter fluid for a BBQ.

    The claim is nonsense.
     
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  4. Sep 15, 2008 #3

    Moonbear

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    No need. He added pan searing flour, which is a really fine powder flour, just before lighting it. The flour probably sat on top, and as a fine powder, is probably what burned.

    And will someone tell that guy that water doesn't "boil" at 195 F! And right after that, give him a lesson on videography that explains that aiming the camera at the floor while walking around is pretty HORRIBLE to watch! :yuck: (I fast forwarded...it was too painful to watch real time.)
     
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    Ivan Seeking

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    These are too painful to watch and a waste of time. It's a trick.
     
  7. Sep 23, 2008 #6

    Ivan Seeking

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    Member HH/SA CRGreathouse sent some related thoughts in a PM. If anyone wishes to discuss this in detail, please start a thread in the physics or chemistry forum and let me know. I'll post a link.

     
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