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Old 09-10-2007, 01:06 PM   #1
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And this has to do with motorcycling because .... ?

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Old 09-10-2007, 01:17 PM   #3
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Old 09-10-2007, 01:23 PM   #4
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I kid!!!!

I haven't blown up my bike yet when getting gas.



By the way, you do know why this happened right and why this happens mostly to women?
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Old 09-10-2007, 01:28 PM   #6
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Ever watch Mythbusters?
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Old 09-10-2007, 01:38 PM   #8
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Seriously.

Mythbusters tried to figure out what may cause igniting fire when getting gas.

One of the myths was a cellphone and that myth was *busted*.

In fact, friction was created by the driver scooting in and out of the seat while waiting for the pump to finish, creating static and igniting the gas when getting close enough to the fumes of the gas.

Happens most likely to women because they sit in the car often due to security issues.

I always touch the little hand they have taped up on the pole that takes your static.
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Old 09-10-2007, 01:43 PM   #9
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Seriously.

Mythbusters tried to figure out what may cause igniting fire when getting gas.

One of the myths was a cellphone and that myth was *busted*.

In fact, friction was created by the driver scooting in and out of the seat while waiting for the pump to finish, creating static and igniting the gas when getting close enough to the fumes of the gas.

Happens most likely to women because they sit in the car often due to security issues.

I always touch the little hand they have taped up on the pole that takes your static.
wtf? little hand taped up? never noticed that. I'm too busy reading the political/racial debates on/around the pump.
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wtf? little hand taped up? never noticed that. I'm too busy reading the political/racial debates on/around the pump.
hahaha nice edit
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wtf? little hand taped up? never noticed that.
same here, what/where is that? never noticed it.
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hahaha nice edit
i watched it again, then noticed, that WASNT the case.
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Seriously.

Mythbusters tried to figure out what may cause igniting fire when getting gas.

One of the myths was a cellphone and that myth was *busted*.

In fact, friction was created by the driver scooting in and out of the seat while waiting for the pump to finish, creating static and igniting the gas when getting close enough to the fumes of the gas.

Happens most likely to women because they sit in the car often due to security issues.

I always touch the little hand they have taped up on the pole that takes your static.
I didnt know this or ever notice the taped hand for static...

Now im going to be all nervous when i pump for gas.
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wtf? little hand taped up? never noticed that. I'm too busy reading the political/racial debates on/around the pump.
Aren't you supposed to be at the doc's by now?
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Not all gas stations have the 'little hand sticker' but some already do in this area. See the bolded part below.




Little-known dangers at gas pumps
From Elizabeth Cohen
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ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) --Few American motorists know that static electricity around gas pumps can ignite a deadly fire.

Ignacio Sierra has personal experience of that danger. He was pumping gasoline when his vehicle suddenly burst into flames with his daughter Esperanza inside.

"She started screaming," remembers Sierra. "I knew if I opened the door, the flames would start to go inside."

He did manage to get Esperanza out unharmed, but the fire ruined his car and destroyed the gas station.

Sierra set off the blaze by doing something many motorists do; he re-entered his car to retrieve money while the gas was still pumping.

His movement created friction against the car seat that built up static electricity in his body. Then when he exited the car and touched the gas pump nozzle, the electricity sparked and ignited the gas fumes coming from his car's gas tank.

About a dozen victims of static gas pump fires have talked to CNN. All said they had no idea this sort of fire was a possibility until it happened to them. And some say they will never put gas in their vehicles if their children are with them.

A woman who asked to be identified only as Carol said a static gas pump fire is blamed for burning her daughter so badly she needed skin grafts on her legs.

Carol had put the gas pump nozzle on automatic and re-entered her car to write a check. When her then-12-year-old daughter, wearing a sweater and jacket that may have created static electricity, reached for the nozzle, flames suddenly ignited her clothing.

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has documented 129 such fires since the early 1990s.

All those fires infuriate electrical engineer Steven Fowler because he says they were all preventable.

"We have to accept the fact that refueling is dangerous. We can't hide that from the public anymore," said Fowler, a static electricity expert.

The solution, he said, is to put up stickers that read "touch me." The stickers are placed over metal and when people touch them, their bodies discharge static electricity safely.

But Fowler said no gas stations plan to put them up, except for the SPINX Oil Company chain of 80 stations in South Carolina.

The American Petroleum Institute is concerned that those stickers may detract from other warnings such as ones about smoking while pumping gas, which is far more dangerous.

"That whole debate is what is the right language and how do we best warn our customers how do they safely refill?" said Denise McCourt of the American Petroleum Institute.

Some stations do put up a list of warnings, which include static fires, but Fowler said the advice gets lost in a sea of words.

However, consumers need to be warned of another fire danger involving gas pump nozzles, according to Fowler.

A surveillance videotape from a gas station in Oklahoma shows a fire that cost the life of a 32-year-old mother of four. It's not known what caused the fire, but had the woman left the nozzle in the gas tank, engineers say she probably would have lived.

But the nozzle was too hot, Fowler said, so the woman grabbed the hose.

"When she did, it did a snake routine and sprayed gasoline in all directions and she tried to get away but it was too late," he said.

Again, only one gasoline chain in South Carolina plans on using labels on nozzles that warn: In case of fire, do not remove nozzle from the vehicle.

"We have seen the film of that woman that actually died. And we don't want that to happen," said Eric Baumholser of SPINX.

But the American Petroleum Institute says just reading the label could be dangerous.

"We probably don't want to have people have their face that close to that nozzle," said McCourt.

Source: http://archives.cnn.com/2002/US/12/05/gas.pump.fires/
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i think she has a cigarette in her hand.

edit: about 56 second into it.
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i think she has a cigarette in her hand.

edit: about 56 second into it.
That is the first thing I checked (because it almost looks like she lights one up in the car) but she tugs on her sweater when she walks back to the pump ... doesn't seem to have on in her hand there.:/:
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Old 09-10-2007, 01:58 PM   #20
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oh ya, i see that now...must be the static thing then...impessive.
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