From: Michael Kleinman <mtkleinm**At_Symbol_Here**UCI.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] FW: ACS Thursday
Date: February 1, 2012 7:30:45 PM EST
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There is no “cool” way top set oneself on fire without some risk of accident.  If you want to make an impression, set a $100 bill on fire (legend has it that the chemicals in the human body are only worth a buck), of course holding the bill with long handled forceps and wearing appropriate ppg.




Michael T. Kleinman

Department of Medicine

Division of Occupational and Environmental Health

University of California, Irvine

Irvine, CA 92697-1825


From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU] On Behalf Of Friedman, Donna G.
Sent: Wednesday, February 01, 2012 7:57 AM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] FW: ACS Thursday


I just received this e-mail message from a high school teacher, it is not a joke, I am going to respond but decided to wait a bit to include your (more thoughtful) comments.





Donna G. Friedman, Ph.D.

Chair, Department of Chemistry

St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley

3400 Pershall Rd.

St. Louis, MO  63135





Subject: FW: ACS Thursday



Hello fellow teachers!


I have a quick question.  Not sure if I can make it on Thursday, so thought I had best send this e-mail.  I normally have my students light their hands on fire with a mixture of isopropyl and water.  (I test it first with a paper towel to make sure it doesn’t burn.)  My students have said there is a “cooler” way to light your hand on fire and that Burroughs, Wentzville, etc. all do this cooler way.  We all know students don’t always know the “real story”, but is there a cooler (more exciting, brighter) way to light your hand on fire that is still safe? 


Thanks!  I would appreciate your help on this matter!!



Melanie Shedd

Principia Upper School




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