Today I learned of Jonathan Capewell, who died from a heart attack caused by the buildup of butane and propane in his blood after excessive use of deodorant sprays. He accidentally inhaled large amounts over time, as he reportedly had an obsession with personal hygiene. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/healt…
All butane canisters are manufactured exclusively in South Korea. With the Exception of a single manufacturer in Houston Texas. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/But…
Today I learned of the 2004 Ryongchon disaster in North Korea which killed 160 and injured up to 3000 people when a train full of gasoline crashed into a train full of butane. Many children were blinded by looking at the blast out of school windows and the shockwave sent glass projectiles into their face. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryo…
Today I learned of fluorinated carborane acid, the world's strongest acid. It is a million times stronger than sulphuric acid. It can protonate butane at room temperature and is the only acid in existence that can protonate carbon dioxide to give the bridged cation, [H(CO2)2]+. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car…
LPG (Propane, Butane & to include Methane) are odorless in its natural state. Odor was added as a safety measure. elgas.com.au/blog/460-ind…
Common lighters, such as the ones made by BIC, have liquid butane at high pressure and the "exploding" sound they make when smashed is actually the gas rapidly expanding because of its low boiling point en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lig…
The sodium level in Maruchan Ramen Noodles isn't as dangerous as the TBHQ (preservative which is a form of butane) in it. naturalnews.com/031318_TB…
There is a massive sinkhole in Bayou Courne, Louisiana that is 1500 feet away from a butane-filled well containing 1.5 million gallons of the liquid. According to scientists if ignited, the butane well would release as much explosive energy as 100 Hiroshima bombs examiner.com/article/sink…
In 2016 a teenage boy died from using too much spray deodorant - he would spray it all over his body instead of showering independent.co.uk/news/uk…
The world record for the fastest temperature change was a rise of 49 Β°F (27 Β°C) in two minutes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spe…
In 1980, Saudia Flight 163 made a successful emergency landing after the plane caught fire, but all 301 people on board died because the captain did not immediately order an emergency evacuation. airdisaster.com/special/s…

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