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
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
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!!
Principia Upper School
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