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Explosion caused by 3D printer and hairspray kills teenage boy

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by Ed Ferguson, Nov 3, 2016.

  1. Ed Ferguson

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    I've seen this on several websites today. They usually miss the fact that he was storing flash paper under the printer.

    Flash paper is used in magic tricks and is highly, highly flammable. I actually just bought some to build a fireball shooter for Halloween. A small wad of flash cotton about a pencil eraser in size and a piece of flash paper about 2 inches square can make a fireball that shoots for several feet just by making the flash cotton hot. This is really a non-story... except about the dangers of flash paper.

    I should look into how I'm storing mine. It's right here next to me about 1 foot from my printer... hmmm...
     
  3. WheresWaldo

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    I don't know of a single manufacturer of hairspray that uses butane as a propellant. This is just poor reporting and quoting people who have no clue. It is also a year old story.

    This is a prime example of spreading F.U.D. A key element used by many people wishing to present an expensive alternative.
     
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    This was all over Twitter yesterday and was as Waldo said bad reporting.



     
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    this is just...laughable.
     
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    Right? I first thought this was being reported on The Onion
     
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