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…
Body fat has the exact same net calorific value (energy by volume) as gasoline, 9700 calories per liter. batteryuniversity.com/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…
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…
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…
Canada has a Strategic Maple Syrup Reserve- much like the US has a strategic reserve of gasoline vpr.org/post/inside-globa…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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 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…
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-…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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 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…
In Venezuela, you can buy 925,000 gallons of premium gasoline for $1. sg.news.yahoo.com/far-ven…
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…
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…
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_…
Cocaine is made using cement, gasoline, sulphuric acid, and other harsh and poisonous chemicals. businessinsider.com/how-c…
Many neurologists believe that the phaseout of leaded gasoline in the United States caused the average IQ to increase by several points. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tet…
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…
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…
Researchers tried 2000 times to ignite gasoline with a cigarette; failed 100% of the time. scienceabc.com/eyeopeners…
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 New Jersey you cannot pump your own Gasoline at a gas station regproject.org/cant-pump-…
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…
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
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…
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…
There is a dinosaur named "Gasosaurus", named after a Chinese gasoline company. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gas…
One gallon of gasoline produces 20lbs of CO2 when burned fueleconomy.gov/feg/conte…
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…
Priceline used to offer a "name your own price" on groceries and gasoline cbsnews.com/news/pricelin…
A 42 gallon barrel of oil produces about 20 gallons of car gasoline and 11 gallons of diesel. eia.gov/tools/faqs/faq.ph…
Gasoline producers use a different blend of fuel during the summer. This "summer blend" is more expensive and is a factor of increased summer fuel prices. caranddriver.com/news/a15…
Ferdinand Porsche invented the first gasoline/electric hybrid and remained committed to the technology throughout his life; the Elephant tank destroyer (aka 'Ferdinand') in WW2 had a hybrid drivetrain. hybrid-vehicle.org/hybrid…
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…
Today I learned of the National Radio Quiet Zone, where residents are restricted or prohibited from using cell phones, Wi-Fi devices, microwave ovens and gasoline-powered motor vehicles. This is to prevent radio frequency interference at scientific research and military intelligence facilities in the area. wvexplorer.com/communitie…
The are 31,000 calories in a gallon of gasoline. auto.howstuffworks.com/qu…
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 about krokodil, the home made russian drug, made from codeine mixed with paint thinner, gasoline, hydrochloric acid, iodine and red phosphorous. It causes uses skin to go scaly and bumpy, and can cause skin to rot leaving bare bone exposed. narconon.org/drug-informa…
The mafia in New York City stole around $1billion dollars a year in the 1980s simply by evading gasoline taxes through a scheme where they created fake gas stations nytimes.com/1989/02/06/ny…
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…
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…
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…
Gasoline has summer and winter blends. The difference is in the Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) of the fuel or how easily the fuel evaporates at a given temperature. Winter-blend has a higher RVP. Summer-blend has a lower RVP. The switch between the 2 fuels happens 2x a year, fall and spring. newsroom.aaa.com/2013/06/…
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…
U.S. Drivers Waste $2.1 Billion Annually on Premium Gasoline newsroom.aaa.com/2016/09/…
Frank Abagnale's first victim was his father, who gave him a gasoline card which he used to "buy" tyres, batteries, and more at a petrol station and then asked the attendant to give him cash in return for the products. This resulted in his father being liable for a $3,400 bill. He was only 15. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra…
Brazil has replaced almost 42 percent of its gasoline needs with sugarcane ethanol – making gasoline the alternative fuel in the country. sugarcane.org/sugarcane-p…
There is a winter-blend and a summer-blend of gasoline. popularmechanics.com/cars…
After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii was under Martial Law. The government fingerprinted residents, imposed blackouts & curfews, rationed food & gasoline, censored the news and media, censored all mail, and prohibited alcohol. Violations meant punishment without appeal by military tribunals. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ter…
The original name for gasoline was Cazeline, named after marketer James Cassel. A shopkeeper in Dublin sold counterfeit Cazeline and replaced the β€œC” in the name with a β€œG,” thus coining the name β€œgazeline.” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gas…
Gasoline and other fuels is the United State's second largest export; accounting for $69.11 billion in the first nine months of 2018 alone. ustradenumbers.com/export…
Alaska charges one of the highest prices per gallon for gasoline of any state, yet produces the fourth most amount of crude oil. This is because Alaska lacks the refinery capacity and has to send their oil to California or Texas, then back to the Alaskan consumer. adn.com/alaska-beat/artic…
Gasoline and other fuels is the United State's second largest export; accounting for $69.11 billion in the first nine months of 2018 alone. ustradenumbers.com/export…
Before modern gas stations came into being, gasoline was sold at pharmacies. annmarieackermann.com/ber…
A man in Charlotte, North Carolina spent $1,200 to convert his diesel car to run on vegetable oil. He was fined $1,000 by the state for not paying gasoline taxes, and told he would need to post a $2,500 bond before using the oil witn.com/home/headlines/7…
Google X had a project named 'Foghorn' that successfully made methanol from seawater, but was discontinued due to it being unable to make a system that could compete with gasoline prices x.company/projects/foghor…
A man died while cleaning machinery with gasoline, which dripped onto a rat that was running across the floor. The rat’s gasoline-coated fur ignited when it ran beneath a heater with a pilot light, causing an explosion that killed the worker - a story of negligence now taught in law schools. abnormaluse.com/2012/06/t…
Gasoline is blended differently in Summer and Winter and that affects its price newsroom.aaa.com/2013/06/…
Today I learned of the worlds most fuel efficient vehicle, PAC-Car II. On 26th June 2005 the car won the Shell Eco-marathon with 5385 km with hydrogen equivalent to 1 gallon of gasoline. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pac…
The Duryea Motor Wagon Company, established in 1895 in Springfield, Massachusetts, was the first American firm to build gasoline automobiles. In 1916, Duryea made an attempt to produce his own "car for the people" with a $250 car but only six were built due to lack of funding en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dur…
The word gasoline has nothing to do with it readily forming a vapour and everything to do with counterfeit production of Cassell's mineral based whale oil substitute Caseline blog.oxforddictionaries.c…
Today I learned of Clair Patterson, who calculated the age of the earth (4.55 billion years) in '56. He was forced to create a clean room as his readings were contaminated with lead. Patterson fought against use of Lead in gasoline by Ethyl Corp. Leaded-fuel was banned for road vehicles in the US on 1 Jan '96. mentalfloss.com/article/9…
The man that figured out how old Planet Earth really is was the same one who discovered world-wide environmental lead contamination which eventually lead to leaded gasoline's banning. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cla…
A gallon of gasoline contains energy equal to 31,500 food calories. home.dejazzd.com/kgard/bc…
The Ford's Model T could get over 20 MPG and run on gasoline, kerosene, or ethanol motortrend.com/news/the-2…
Today I learned of the Lead-Crime hypothesis, and that the EPA didn't even discuss a total ban on leaded gasoline until 1985. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lea…
Deuterium, one of the ingredients of nuclear fusion, is readily found in seawater, and "viewed as a potential fuel for a fusion reactor, a gallon of seawater could produce as much energy as 300 gallons of gasoline." hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu…
There is a 100% tax on gasoline in Denmark. wikitravel.org/en/Denmark…
The 2015 price of gasoline in Venezuela was 1/5th of $.01, or 482 gallons with just one dollar. bloomberg.com/news/articl…
Dr. Thomas Midgely, inventor of both leaded-gasoline and chlorofluorocarbon with the best of intentions, devised an ingenious system of pulleys and strings to pull his polio-stricken body out of bed, which tangled around his neck, and killed him. bbc.com/news/business-405…
To fly smaller planes across oceans, elite pilots install "ferry tanks" full of gasoline inside the plane and get about $20,000 per flight bbc.com/news/magazine-344…
There is actually about 64% more hydrogen in a liter of gasoline (116 grams hydrogen) than there is in a liter of pure liquid hydrogen. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyd…
There is a gas station in Minnesota that allows customers to pre-purchase bulk quantities of gasoline on the commodities market for a $1 membership fee, so instead of paying $4.00/gal, some customers are paying less than $1.00. firstfuelbank.com/
The United States accounts for 44% of the world's gasoline consumption. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gas…
Porsche once built special gas-powered industrial tractors for coffee farmers. Diesel fumes could change the taste of the beans, so the German company produced gasoline tractors for this specific industry. porsche-diesel.com/histor…
In 2012, a man accidentally drank gasoline from a jar, spat it out, and then later tried to smoke a cigarette. He burst into flames and died. seattletimes.com/nation-w…
Refining a 42 gallon barrel of crude oil yields 20gal gasoline, 7gal diesel, and 17gal of petroleum byproducts such as propane, ammonia and plastic material, totaling 44 gallons; a net gain of 2 gallons. investopedia.com/universi…
Gordon Ramsay nearly died in 2008 after falling down a 85m cliff in Iceland to icy water below. In 2011, he was doused in gasoline and held at gunpoint while investigating shark fin trading in Costa Rica. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gor…
You should not get in and out of your vehicle while refueling gas. A static electric charge can develop on your body as you slide across the seat, and when you reach for the pump, a spark can ignite gasoline vapor. nfpa.org/Public-Education…
The word gasoline has nothing to do with gas, it was a brand knock off of the original Cazeline when a shop owner drew a line on the C to make it a G blog.oxforddictionaries.c…
The U.S. put strict regulations on steam engines because they were dangerous to operate. To get around this law, one company made boilers full of boiling gasoline instead of water. douglas-self.com/MUSEUM/P…
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…
H. David Werder spent 439 days straight sitting atop a flagpole, to protest the price of gasoline. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pol…
In 1892, John Froelich developed the first stable gasoline/petrol-powered tractor which started agricultural mechanization. uipress.lib.uiowa.edu/bdi…
Hoping to discourage drinking of industrial-grade alcohol during Prohibition the government added numerous poisons such as kerosene, gasoline, formaldehyde, chloroform and acetone, among others. This resulted in the inadvertent deaths of thousands who drank black market alcohol. snopes.com/government-poi…
A Baltimore man in 1928 built a rocket in attempt to fly to Venus using 50 gallons of gasoline as fuel, steel pipes as engines, and several layers of sailcloth covered in varnish to make it airtight. io9.com/the-great-baltimo…
In 1911 electric cars were seen as cleaner, quieter, and easier to use than gasoline-powered cars. query.nytimes.com/mem/arc…
One gallon (about 4 liters) of gasoline contains about 31,000,000 calories recipes.howstuffworks.com…
Although you can't pump your own gasoline in NJ you CAN pump your own diesel. lwd.dol.state.nj.us/labor…
The removal of lead from gasoline correlated to a 56% drop in violent crime in the US and South Africa en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tet…

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