Lakeview Gusher Number One was an eruption of hydrocarbons from a pressurized oil well in the Midway-Sunset Oil Field in Kern County, California, in 1910. It created the largest accidental oil spill in history, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lak…
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…
A shifting climate on Saturn's moon Titan caused underground nitrogen pockets to explode. The craters left behind by these huge blasts eventually became Titan's liquid-hydrocarbon lakes. astronomy.com/news/2019/0…
The first gas station considered was a pharmacy. The chemist sold ligroin to Bertha-Benz which was used to refuel the world's first production automobile, Ligroin is used as a laboratory solvent hydrocarbon mixture obtained from petrolium thats why it was available at a pharmacy. youtube.com/watch?v=vsGrF…
That, at high temperatures, bituminous materials emit hydrocarbon vapours which are susceptible to catch fire. cementconcrete.org/materi…
The village that fell asleep: mystery illness perplexes Kazakh scientists. This phenomenon was due to high concentrations of carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons coming from the mines caused a lack of oxygen in the air in the area. theguardian.com/world/201…
Ben & Jerry's experimented with sound and solar energy to chill ice cream. Now they use hydrocarbons instead of the typical hydrofluorocarbons as a refrigerant. benjerry.com/whats-new/20…
The smell of mothballs is Naphthalene, the simplest polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon and is detectable even at very low concentrations. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nap…
Formula 1 race cars are massively more efficient than any electric car being charged from a power plant burning hydrocarbons. autoguide.com/auto-news/2…
Charred meat contains the carcinogens Heterocyclic amines and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons cancer.gov/about-cancer/c…
Dry Cleaning isn't dry at all. They just use a hydrocarbon solvent instead of water. youtu.be/i6ZU0Hc3ap8
Saturn's moon Titan has hundreds of times more liquid hydrocarbons than all the known oil and natural gas reserves on Earth. It's atmospheric density is also such that a human would be able to strap on wings and fly. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Col…
There are 10 calories of hydrocarbon energy used for every 1 calorie of food consumed in the industrialized world. blogs.scientificamerican.…
There are rivers of liquid hydrocarbons on Saturn’s moon Titan livescience.com/25549-tit…
When you light a candle, the heat of the flame melts the wax near the wick. This liquid wax is then drawn up the wick by capillary action. The heat of the flame vaporizes the liquid wax, and starts to break down the hydrocarbons into molecules of hydrogen and carbon. candles.org/candle-scienc…
Ronald Reagan believed that global warming was caused by plants. He stated "Approximately 80% of our air pollution stems from hydrocarbons released by vegetation" freethoughtpedia.com/wiki…
The total amount of Frozen Methane reserves thought to exist beneath the oceans of the world are believed to be a larger source of Hydrocarbon energy than all other fossil fuels such as Oil, Coal and Natural Gas combined. geology.com/articles/meth…
Saturn's orange moon Titan has hundreds of times more liquid hydrocarbons than all the known oil and natural gas reserves on Earth, according to NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The hydrocarbons rain from the sky, collecting in vast deposits that form lakes and dunes. nasa.gov/mission_pages/ca…
According to Cassini data from 2008, Saturn's moon Titan has hundreds of times more liquid hydrocarbons than all the known oil and natural gas reserves on Earth. "It’s a giant factory of organic chemicals", said Ralph Lorenz, leader of the relevant study. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Col…
A 2-stroke leaf blower puts out 300x more hydrocarbons than a 411-hp V8 Ford Raptor insideline.com/features/e…
A bacterium commonly causing animal and human diseases is also a hydrocarbon utilizing microorganism living in jet fuel and causing microbial corrosion of fuel systems known as the HUMbug. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mic…
Swamps and marshes can have a natural 'oil slick' appearance due to hydrocarbons produced by bacteria. askanaturalist.com/what-i…
There's a hydrocarbon molecule called 'housane' because it is shaped like a house. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hou…
Titan, Saturn's largest moon, has seas of hydrocarbons similar to Earth's seas of water. Holy shit! cosmosmagazine.com/news/2…
The first process for decaffeinating coffee was invented in 1905 and the method used benzene, a potentially toxic hydrocarbon, to remove caffeine from coffee beans. scientificamerican.com/ar…

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