Vieto wrote:My Chem teacher: "Spontanious combustion is when something catches flame from no external source, like this." *snaps fingers* *pants spontaniously combust*
Ok, I'll bite: how did he rig it up?
Also are we talking full flame coverage, or just his pocket or something? *trying to imagine the resulting chaos*
Well, actually this was him telling us about when he spontaniously combusted, and how he got into chemistry.
The very Short version:
When he was in highschool, he was doing a lab involving white phosphoros (a very flamable chemical that ignites at 30 degrees celcius, body temperature), and when the teacher left the room, he dumped excess of it dissolved in a volitile chemical on a hot ring, igniting the chemical, causing him to cover his arm and hands, and lab partner with the chemical, igniting him. (they had to wrap the areas in bandages and use bluestone to remove the WP).
Then, when he was a high school teacher, he thought he would show the same experiment to his class. We would have done it properly, but there was a baby bottle, so he decided to load the chemicals into it so that he could squirt the chemical safely onto a hot apparatis. There was a leak, and it got all over his pants. He then doused his pants in water to prevent himself from igniting (body temperature), looked like a fool, and continued his lecture.
Three hours later, the pants had dried off, and the previously mentioned story occured.