July 04, 2007

Sounds about right

The silly UK car bomb plot reminded me of one of my favourite Mythbusters exchanges, a show which, it's safe to say, the hapless brain surgeon conspirators in this plot never watched: if they had they might have known the difference between vapor fires and explosions, or that a cellphone battery has insufficient electrical power to ignite gasoline vapor. After failing to get a port-a-potty pumped full of methane to explode after several attempts, Scottie says:"Maybe it's a myth that methane is flammable." Replies Adam: "It's not a myth, we're just idiots."

Posted by BruceR at 02:30 AM