Warning steralising jars

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wolram
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So how dangerous can this be, well dangerous enough for me to have a great welt across my arm, i thought all one would have to do is fill the jar with boiling water and give it a shake, wrong, the water finds its way past an imperfect seal and blasts out a jet of steam,
on a 1 to 10 it is a 7 for ouch factor.
 

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mgb_phys
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Alternatively add boiling water and shake - lid forms a perfect seal.
Water cools, creates vacuum, can't get lid off.
Use sharp screwdriver to try and lift lid to let air in.
Screwdriver slips and embeds in palm of hand - ouch factor 6/7.
 
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I was thinking the other day, maybe next summer I can figure out how to cut my lawn with explosives. Y'know... shaped charges, like they use for opening a safe? :wink:
 
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