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Old 06-10-2019, 06:28 AM
Location: east TN
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Heck, I'll tell ya'll a better fire starting story than this one.

Friend of mine had a cordless drill one day we were using that had a deep burn mark in the handle...about 1/8" deep, several inches long, real black. I asked what happened to it.

"Wife put one of those water filled crystal globe ornaments on the Christmas tree. My drill was laying on the coffee table near the tree because I'd been putting up some other decorations with it. Came in the living room and smelled burnt plastic. Looked at the drill, and could see sunlight coming in the window reflecting thru that ornament was acting like a prism/magnifying glass, and the focal point of the light output just happened to be the handle of my drill....burning that line across the handle ! Funny thing is what if that focal point had been something more flamable like a newspaper or magazine....and I didn't just happen to be here ? House could have burned down, and NOBODY would have ever figured out why. Globe went in the trash."

What are the odds of this ? Drill had to be laying at just the perfect distance from the ornament....sun had to be coming thru the window at just the perfect angle...if one had planned that, probably couldn't get it right !
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Old 06-10-2019, 07:35 AM
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Originally Posted by thecoalman View Post
Ahhh, now it may make sense.
Elementary, my dear Watson... it's just the application of good old-fashioned Republican anti-science!
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