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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-17-2005, 06:42 PM Thread Starter
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fire from static at the pump

damn, that's pretty scary...
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this should be shown as an example of why you should stay calm in a harry situation. Her car probably would've been toast if she would've ran off screaming.

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Damn, wtf, that is scary, she looks pretty hot though.

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She did really good by staying calm and shutting the pump off. My mom is TERRIFIED of that happening to her, so much so that she goes out of her way to stay static free. I think that must have been a fluke, no what that happens often. Mythbusters did an episode on that too.
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mythbusters did an episode about cell phones being dangerous while refueling.


The static electricity is a real thing and happens a lot. And the chick was a typical chick who went back to her vehicle. Which is where she picked up the static electricty. She should have shut off the main pump and put the filler cap back on to prevent oxygen feeding the fire.


If this was the 1800s, she will be burned on the stake for having witchcraft powers. Starting fires with her finger.
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Second the guess that she might be kinda hot but would need to see more first. You will notice at quite a few pumps that there are warnings about talking on cell phones at the pump. I watched the same Mythbusters and I don't recall cell phones being the problem - if I remember correctly it was people getting in and out of cars that had the most effect. Sliding in on the car seats and out builds quite a bit of static charge and it looks like the girl had some sort of sweater - she kept adjusting it as if it was building charge and sticking. She didn't freak - have to give credit for that - I wouldn't rely on any girls I know not to run off screaming without trying to put it out first.
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yea I think she fit the general profile for gas station fire...teen-mid age females. Guess are more likely to get back in the car while it's refueling while more men stand outside and would have already discharged (no pun intended)
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Damn, no wonder people give me dirty looks while I'm having a cigarette filling up the truck while talking on a cell phone and getting in and out of the seat.
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yea I think she fit the general profile for gas station fire...teen-mid age females. Guess are more likely to get back in the car while it's refueling while more men stand outside and would have already discharged (no pun intended)
There's a profile for this kind of thing?
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Wow, she almost got her face burned to a crisp. Lucky.

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Women, please take note of this and perform the following cautionary steps in the future:

1. Upon refueling, immediately remove any fabric-based item that may hold a static charge (i.e. sweaters, pants, most modern clothes.)

2. Make sure you are in full view of any cameras AND passer-bys on the street.

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If this was the 1800s, she will be burned on the stake for having witchcraft powers. Starting fires with her finger.
If filling her car up at a gas station in the 1800's didn't confuse them to begin with
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