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Stubbing out a Clean burning acetylene torch to fill a sealed cardboard box will make confetti with a bang. On the other hand a mix which is acetylene rich won't explode clean. you have a higher chance of being correct that me.
I have made lots of bangs with actetylene, and I worked out a very reliable method of filling balloons with the right mixture. Glass jugs would be a very bad idea! :laughing:

The posted image showed an extended burn with lots of yellow flames. The only way that happens with any gaseous fuel is if the fuel was not pre-mixed with oxygen. Dirty burns with acetylene are very smoky and throw smoky cinders into the air. If enough Oxygen to avoid the smoky burn? As previously stated, it's more like an explosion.
Here is a video of pure acetylene generated into a balloon. Notice the cloud of black smoke.

Here is one made with a much better O2 mixture. "Hold my beer and watch this!"
 
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Doctor: "Glass don't show up on X-rays so I'll have to probe."

Actually, glass shows up rather well on x-rays. Glass is basically a rock that you can shine light through. X-rays are stopped by dense materials. It doesn't show up like lead or steel does, but you can see it. Tiny splinters? Not quite so well.

Almost any foreign object will show up on an x-ray if there is a density difference. You can see air bubble, splinters, pockets of pus, and lots of other stuff that isn't just bones or bullets.

"Those rectangular things sitting in the soft tissue of the sole of his foot are not one, not two, but three shards of glass measuring up to 1.7cm in length."

Post surgery x-ray:


I am fairly certain that some kinds of glass are more radiopaque than others. After all, the windows in the radiology department are made with leaded glass that is intended to stop incidental exposure to the technician while watching the patient.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16490657

Another report: "Despite evidence to the contrary, the myth that glass cannot be seen on x-ray persists. Back in 1982, a radiologist named Dan Tandberg performed a simple, but elegant experiment. He embedded 66 different kinds of glass in the muscles of chicken drumsticks. He used pieces of chicken because it is similar in tissue density to human fingers and feet. In all 66 cases, the glass could be seen with a plain x-ray. The paper was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association."
 
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Stubbing out a Clean burning acetylene torch to fill a sealed cardboard box will make confetti with a bang.
Something I used to see quite frequently was a stand of state-owned pines crudely knocked down along the freeway, magically it always seemed to happen to trees that grew between the road and a billboard owned by Adams Outdoor Advertising. Eventually, the DOT would see it, and erect a 12x18" basic black on white road sign, like a speed limit sign, which said "THESE TREES WERE ILLEGALLY CUT".

In my younger days, I had fantasies of a garbage bag, a portable welding kit, and a little road sign that said "THIS BILLBOARD WAS ILLEGALLY DETONATED". I never actually tried to do it, but I thought about it a lot for a couple of years.
 
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I didn't think they had cameras during the plague.........

It's apparently pretty well documented...and even if they didn't have cameras, they did have some pretty damned good painters back then.


"A full description of the full outfit comes from Charles de Lorme, chief physician to Louis XIII: The nose [is] half a foot long, shaped like a beak, filled with perfume with only two holes, one on each side near the nostrils, but that can suffice to breathe and carry along with the air one breathes the impression of the [herbs] enclosed further along in the beak. Under the coat we wear boots made in Moroccan leather (goat leather) from the front of the breeches in smooth skin that are attached to said boots, and a short sleeved blouse in smooth skin, the bottom of which is tucked into the breeches. The hat and gloves are also made of the same skin…with spectacles over the eyes.
As this 1619 is also the first description of this suit, de Lorme is also credited with inventing it."
 
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That's a nice collection of reposts you got there. Is ok! They were pretty good to begin with, and I am sure a lot of folks never go back far enough to find them. Hell! This thread is so old the owners have lost most of the original pics.
I knew I had seen the last 2 somewhere. Hard to find much new content as large as this has become.


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