Cigarettes can’t light gasoline vapor; It’s the lighter that does. link.springer.com/article…
Today I learned about the Lead-crime Hypothesis: Researchers have found that the elimination of leaded gasoline in the US accounted for up to a 56% drop in violent crime rates between 1992 and 2002. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tet…
During World War 2, the US implemented a nationwide "Victory Speed Limit" of 35 mph to conserve gasoline and rubber for the war effort. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spe…
Thomas Midgley Jr. the inventor of leaded gasoline (Tetraethyllead) and chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), better known as Freon. β€œTime" ranked both in "Top 50 worst inventions". Environment historian J R McNeill " he had more impact on the atmosphere than any other single organism in Earth's history”. wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas…
Tetraethyl lead additions were introduced in gasoline during the 1920s to improve fuel octane levels and efficiency until these additions were found to be a neurotoxin in the late 60s leading to a decision to ban these additions in (in America) eesi.org/papers/view/fact…
The USA used gasoline as in the fuel to give baths to Latino migrant workers prior to their entry from the southern border, and the government did that to eliminate disease carrying lice. npr.org/templates/story/s…
Only a week after the deadly arson attack on Kyoto Animation's studio, the Japanese government mandated that all gas stations keep sales records of all people who buy gasoline. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyo…
People used to clean their clothes with gasoline. Requiring PSA’s warning people against it. theatlantic.com/video/ind…
Removing lead from gasoline is thought to be one of the big factors that lead to the drop in the violent crime rate in America in the 1990s en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lea…
There was a practice called Posthumous Execution where a dead body was mutilated as punishment. It was performed to show that even in death, one cannot escape justice. Eg. Vlad the Impaler was beheaded following his assassination, Rasputin was exhumed from the ground and burned with gasoline. wikipedia.org/wiki/Posthu…
Mid grade gasoline doesn't really exist and is usually blended at the pump blog.consumerguide.com/wh…
Body fat has the exact same net calorific value (energy by volume) as gasoline, 9700 calories per liter. batteryuniversity.com/lea…
The man responsible for inventing leaded gasoline, Thomas Midgley Jr, was also accredited for the introduction of the ozone depleting refrigerant Freon. Later in life, Midgley contracted Polio and subsequently died when he was strangled by the very device he designed to get him out of bed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tho…
Canada has a Strategic Maple Syrup Reserve- much like the US has a strategic reserve of gasoline vpr.org/post/inside-globa…
I learned of Thomas Midgley Jr., who ""had more impact on the atmosphere than any other single organism in Earth's history". He played a big role in inventing of leaded gasoline in 1921. After that, he joined a team that invented Freon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tho…
Today I learned about the December 14th 1944 Palawan massacre where Japanese imperial soldiers lit American soldiers on fire by sounding an air raid siren to lead them to a trench filled with gasoline instead of an air raid shelter. Of the 150 American POWs only 11 survived and escaped to American lines. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pal…
Proponents of the lead–crime hypothesis believe that the removal of lead from gasoline explains the fall in crime rates in the United States beginning in the 1990s. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lea…
Today I learned about The Bath Riots in the Mexican border. It was sparked because the US decided to use harmful chemicals, including gasoline, to disinfect people going through the borders vox.com/2019/7/29/8934848…
Gordon Ramsay was covered in gasoline and held at gunpoint in Costa Rica while he was investigating illegal shark fin trading for a TV show telegraph.co.uk/culture/t…
Many bears in Russia are addicted to sniffing gasoline from abandoned barrels. Some are so addicted, they stalk helicopters to sniff the drops of fuel they leave behind. aviationbusinessme.com/av…
The Americans leveled an island in the Philippines to build a concrete battleship, Fort Drum. Captured by the Japanese during WW2, the Americans retook it by pouring gasoline inside and setting it aflame, killing every Japanese soldier inside atlasobscura.com/places/f…
The M1_Abrams was able to run on Jet Fuel, along with diesel, kerosene, and any grade of motor gasoline. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M1_…
General Motors chemist Thomas Midgley Jr. invented both chlorofluorocarbons and leaded gasoline, having "more impact on the atmosphere than any other single organism in Earth's history." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tho…
There is a color code for gas/jerry cans. Red: gasoline. Blue: kerosene. Yellow: diesel. Green: oil. Although the color of the container is not regulated by OSHA, it appears to be a manufacturer's standard. osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owad…
In Venezuela, you can buy 925,000 gallons of premium gasoline for $1. sg.news.yahoo.com/far-ven…
Florida investigators recreated a home fire to prove that a man had committed arson. Instead, they found that accidental fires could produce burn patterns that looked exactly like gasoline fires, and that signs of arson that investigators had been relying on for years were unfounded. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lim…
Bunker fuel is the generic term given to any fuel poured into a ship’s bunkers to power its engines. Deep sea cargo ships typically burn the heavy, residual oil left over after gasoline, diesel and other light hydrocarbons are extracted from crude oil during the refining process. It's very toxic vancouversun.com/touch/ne…
Researchers tried 2000 times to ignite gasoline with a cigarette; failed 100% of the time. scienceabc.com/eyeopeners…
In 1999 a plane exploded on landing in Taiwan after gasoline fumes leaked from a bottle were ignited from a motorcycle battery which had discharged an electric arc after being jostled upon landing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uni…
Electric cars are actually older (and at one point more popular) than gasoline powered cars in the 19th and early 20th century. They've only recently had a resurgence. They even had steam powered cars! whatcar.com/news/history-…
Huffing gasoline is a real form of substance abuse and that it causes actual highs and hallucinations. It is also one of the most commonly abused household items for lower class people and also one of the most dangerous. addictionresource.com/dru…
The British military laid out a gasoline pipeline with a massive floating spool across the English Channel to supply fuel during WW2. Somehow, the Germans didn't bother to interrupt them. youtube.com/watch?v=Nv9lB…
Weight loss occurs because most of it is breathed out. As you burn calories, the fat/carbs break down to carbon dioxide (80%) and water (20%). Similar to a car losing gasoline via the exhaust pipe. bbc.com/news/health-30494…
In May 2002, Zhang Pilin bought seven air insurance policies worth up to $170,000 USD, then boarded China Northern flight 6136 where he set fire to the cabin with gasoline causing it to crash, killing all 112 aboard. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
Electric cars and cabs were quite common in 1909, had a range of over 100 miles, had charging stations every few blocks in NY, were quite popular with women, and people would wait for an electric cab instead of taking a gasoline cab nytimes.com/2007/08/05/au…
Mazda had to recall 52k cars due to a species of spider loving the smell of gasoline so much it chose to build its web in the cars emission systems. reuters.com/article/us-ma…
Cocaine is made using cement, gasoline, sulphuric acid, and other harsh and poisonous chemicals. businessinsider.com/how-c…
A 106-mile portion of I-70 in Utah has no gasoline or exits. It is the longest portion of the US Interstate system without services. A station at one end sells about 30 gas containers a week to people who run out on the highway and walk to the station. deseretnews.com/article/8…
Today I learned about a technology that takes carbon from the atmosphere and combines it with hydrogen (and water) to create a fuel that is chemically the same as gasoline. It can be used in all gas, jet fuel, and diesel engines. youtu.be/Mb_8DJF6Hp0
In New Jersey you cannot pump your own Gasoline at a gas station regproject.org/cant-pump-…
The "Loony Gas Building" was the name given to an old Standard Oil plant in 1924 after every single man who worked there was hospitalized for insanity... 5 of which died. The plant was manufacturing a new, breakthrough product: leaded gasoline additive. blogs.plos.org/speakeasys…
Today I learned of FIDO, which burned 100,000+ gallons per hour of gasoline to clear fog for landing aircraft. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fog…
Porsche once made a gasoline powered tractor specifically for coffee farmers. Diesel fumes could change the flavor, so a rare gasoline powered industrial tractor was built. supercompressor.com/rides…
Tetraethyllead was a gasoline additive that improved engine performance and started being used in the 1920's. Due to its toxicity it started to be phased out in the 1970's in most industrialized countries and was completed by the early 2000's. Some countries still use leaded gasoline. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tet…
The phaseout of leaded gasoline (along with the large scale removal of many other leaded products) has been correlated with a 34% drop in violent crime in the United States. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lea…
In 1924, when Standard Oil was researching tetraethyl lead as a gasoline additive, 32 of 49 workers had to be hospitalized due to lead poisoning, and 5 of them died. A federal panel made entirely of industry scientists later concluded that there "no danger” from tetraethyl lead. blogs.plos.org/speakeasys…
One gallon of gasoline produces 20lbs of CO2 when burned fueleconomy.gov/feg/conte…
When Henry Ford explained his idea of a gasoline powered car to Thomas Edison, Edison encouraged Ford that he "had it". Ford claimed later that "No man up to then had given me any encouragement". fortnightly.com/fortnight…
Two mouthfuls of gasoline can be safely consumed, as long as it all goes into the stomach, and none gets into the lungs. healthcare.utah.edu/the-s…
Plans for a Superman theme park in Metropolis, a town of about 7,000 in southern Illinois, were shelved after the 1973 OPEC oil embargo drove up gasoline prices, crippling the U.S. travel industry. Plans called for a Bizarro Playground, a Voyage to Krypton ride and a skating rink. gizmodo.com/metropolis-th…

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