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New inexpensive incendiary device

  1. Nov 18, 2005 #1
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    http://www.pmichaud.com/toast/
     
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  3. Nov 19, 2005 #2

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    Damn... i'm getting some of those.
     
  4. Nov 19, 2005 #3

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    Where are the controls? Fires started by burning things in malfunctioning toasters are nothing new...ask the local fire department. Is there any reason to think a pop tart is anything special compared to anything else that burns in a toaster?

    You forgot the warning:
    Don't try this at home!!!!!!
     
  5. Nov 19, 2005 #4
    i would bread would work better, since it's full of holes that would make for better ventilation than a dense poptart. maybe the poptart is made of a more flammable material. :confused:
     
  6. Nov 19, 2005 #5
    Its the sugars, which make it burn so well.
     
  7. Nov 19, 2005 #6

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    And don't forget all of that ammonium nitrate that they used to fertilize the strawberries. :tongue:
     
  8. Nov 19, 2005 #7
    I hope the military doesn't see this. They will be stuffing those pop tarts into incendiary artillery shells. and pop tarting the enemy into submission.
     
  9. Nov 19, 2005 #8
    For some reason bread just turns black and sets there and smokes.


    REMEMBER TO UNPLUG THE TOASTER BEFORE DIGGING OUT THE BURNT TOAST WITH A TABLE FORK!
     
  10. Nov 19, 2005 #9
    Actually I did try it a few years ago. (Outdoors of course) As the link stated if set on the highest setting some toasters, mine included, will start the pop tart fires. Even worse, my son and I put an extra coil spring under the pop up mechanism and the toaster actually tossed flaming pop tarts out onto the sidewalk.

    edit: I no longer have that toaster.
     
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2005
  11. Nov 19, 2005 #10
    This is a physics website, I would hope that people know this :bugeye:

    If not, natural selection, here they come...
     
  12. Nov 19, 2005 #11

    JamesU

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    but...we're in the dungeon...:uhh: :bugeye:
     
  13. Nov 19, 2005 #12

    Mk

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    Nitrocellulose also has this effect on toasters.
     
  14. Nov 19, 2005 #13
    I was not aware that Nitrocelluose was a popular breakfast snack.:wink:
     
  15. Nov 19, 2005 #14

    JamesU

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    Well you're not aware of alot of things, are you? :grumpy:
     
  16. Nov 21, 2005 #15

    Danger

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    It's not a snack in itself; it's a common filler in certain brands of breakfast burrito.
     
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