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Mushroom Cloud In Iconic Photo Of Hiroshima Is Not Actually A Mushroom Cloud

Nuclear experts say this famous photo of an apparent mushroom cloud rising above the city of Hiroshima is not what it appears to be. The towering plume is actually billowing smoke rising up from the raging firestorms that followed the explosion.


It's Time To Adapt To Megafires

Earlier this month, a devastating wildfire swept through the Canadian city of Fort McMurray, prompting more than 88,000 residents to evacuate. As the out-of-control blaze continues to swell in size, a bigger picture is starting to emerge: major fires like this are the future, and we’d better get used to it.


Lighting A Match With A Rubber Band Is A Handy Trick

Video: If your five o’clock shadow isn’t rugged enough to light a match with, and there’s nowhere else to strike one, a rubber band and a second match are all you need to get a fire started. This one’s going to require some practice to master, and some amateur sniper skills, but MacGyver would be proud.


Bad Arse Photo Of A Fighter Jet Against Fire

Image Cache: Just a great photo. Here’s the wall of fire display at the 2016 Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina. The silhouette of the plane against the giant dark orange and black flames makes it look more like art from some comic book than a real life shot.


Look How Fire Gracefully Slides And Dances Down This Bottle

Here’s the classic science experiment of mixing fire and alcohol in a large empty jug. It’s always fun to see the perfect layer of flames slowly dance its way down the cylinder, like a slow drip of fire as the alcoholic vapors combust. Of course, the best part is that ‘whoosh’ sound it makes.


Australian Emergency Calls From Mobiles Now Have Location Information

Of the 8.3 million calls made to Triple Zero (000) for fire, police or ambulance services in 2014 to 2015, 66.9 per cent — 5.6 million — were from mobile phones. Now calls to 000 from mobile phones will contain improved location information, following upgrades to the 000 service.


Someone Is Finally Trying To Stop This Underground Garbage Fire That Has Burned For Six Years

For six years, an underground garbage fire has been steadily burning outside of Saint Louis, Missouri, right next to a landfill filled with nuclear waste buried in the mid-’70s. So why hasn’t anyone managed to extinguish it yet?


Lighting A Match With Another Match Is A Useful Trick To Know

Video: Sometimes life gives you too many damn matches and not enough things to strike them on. In those situations, just burn those matches together by using them to ignite each other. It’s fun (because fire is fun) and easy — just group four matches together in a square formation in one hand and then strike another match in between them for maximum fire power.


Melting A Giant Jawbreaker Is Like Breaking Open Earth's Core

Video:Wow. Peeling back the layers of a jawbreaker is so glorious, especially when it’s done with a blow torch. Each colour bubbles up and melts away revealing a different colour underneath until it’s all gone. This is probably how the Earth gets destroyed in nightmares.


Watch A Queensland River Catch On Fire Because Of Fracking

Video: Mother Nature probably never wanted to wax a song about fire and water, but when fracking gets involved all sorts of wild stuff starts happening. This footage apparently shows a gas leak in a river near a fracking site in Queensland. There’s so much gas bubbling up that it easily catches on fire and sustains the flames for a very long time.


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