Photographic Proof: Smoking Makes You Dumb [Pic]

Submitted by: catbarf 6 years ago in Funny

Paging Mr. Darwin, we have your next victim...
There are 122 comments:
Female 1
Isn`t that that girl Jenelle from the Teen Mom`s Two show on MTV? If you`ve seen her on the show...well....she`s not that bright.
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Male 29
@Skeezer1991 it`s the vapor you gotta worry about.
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Female 13
Post hoc, ergo propter hoc.
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Female 136
I think it looks pretty funny actually, and really it`s not that stupid considering no one panics when you start your car.
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Male 720
"A cigarette has the potential to light a pool of gasoline but just doesn’t have enough sustained heat. Gas ignites between 500 °F and 540 °F, the cigarette at its hottest was between 450 °F and 500 °F but only when it was actually being smoked. An ignition is very improbable." - Mythbusters. HA I think I`ll do this more often as a matter of fact ;-)
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Male 720
Eh, it`s really not that big of a deal. I`ve done it before. Kinda seems like a bit much to take a sh.itload of pictures of someone doing it, though...
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Male 325
Thanks MILO... Every one realize say 30 years ago it was not UNCOMMON at all to see people smoking at a gas pump...
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Male 342
woman: "Why are you filming me?"
me: "oh, no reason...I heard there was gonna be a fireworks show"
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Male 721
I didn`t want to post links because I really didn`t give a s*it enough to post it but read on a few different sites that if you haul back on your cigarette while pumping gas there could be a spark from the cigarette enough to light it.. but holy f*ck don`t get so butt hurt about something people. Obviously its not safe, thats why theres warning signs to not smoke so who the f*ck cares if it can or not. Thing is it is possible and the gas station really doesn`t want to have their store blown up because of your dumb a*s.
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Male 103
thought it was that cute chick from that movie about dreams for a second. anyone watch mythbusters? it`s damn near impossible to light gasoline with a cigarette. movies lie.
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Female 146
@ 5ofclubs: It`s Janelle from Teen Mom 2. Still creepy though.
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Male 197
with all of the factors involved like wind, temperature, concentration of evaporated fuel, distance of cigarette from fuel source, etc. you probably wouldn`t be able to ignite gasoline like that if you tried. It COULD happen, but your much more likely igniting the gas because of a static charge than like this.
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Male 2,855
i thought being a girl made you stupid
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Male 90
who is the creepy person who hid somewhere and took pictures of some lady
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Male 68
When I went to Greece they guy was smoking while pumping my petrol... I went and stood somewhere else.... along way away

true story!
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Male 40
Mildly cute though
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Male 54
2 Coke 2 liters for 3 bucks. Nice :)
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Female 2
A cigarette does burn hot enough to ignite gasoline fumes, especially when you are inhaling. On a cold day it`s not likely to cause a fire because there are less fumes but it can still happen. And isn`t this one of the new Teen Moms?
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Male 6
Actually, a cigarette doesn`t burn hot enough to ignite gasoline, so as long as she lighted it inside the car darwin is not really gonna care much for this one
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Male 1,153
you gotta be dumb to smoke. i smoke.i am dumb
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Male 335
Is that the girl from Twilight?
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Male 2,988
On my way home today while I was getting gas, the car at the pump in front of me was running, with no one in it (she was in the corner store) and gas was pumping. /facepalm
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Male 577
Wow, this was really really stupid. This posting was a waste of space. You would have to seriously try to ignite the fumes with your cigg, for their to be any chance at all.
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Male 838
People will relight their cigarettes, folks. Argue all day long about whether a cherry or ash will ignite a pool of gasoline (better yet, go try it)... But people will flick their lighters, and well... as the meme says... boom goes the dynamite.
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Male 271
really this makes IAB no no no NO a cigarette will not ignite fumes on a hot road in the sun in a pool of gas maybe but not fumes
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Male 589
and oh yeah, in the butt
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Male 589
at least she remembered to put the pump back before she drove away.
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Male 2,033
Here is a tip:

If the ignition spark from your car doesn`t make a gas station explode, neither will smoking.
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Male 1,598
I`m pretty sure cigarettes don`t burn hot enough to ignite gasoline fumes... but it`s still pretty stupid to do smoke while pumping gas.
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Female 734
that looks like one of the chicks from Teen Mom 2 (the one whose Mom is suing for custody of the babay)
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Female 3
I work at a gas station, and I can not even begin to guess how many cigarette butts I sweep up around the pumps every day. Let alone people who smoke while pumping...
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Male 5,189
BOOOOOM
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Male 1,918
Great, I bet her keys are in the ignition too
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Male 1,252
@zombieland TYPICALLY nothing will happen lol.
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Male 418
you can throw a lit cigarette into a jerry can, nothing will happen. i know, iv done it.

@Tharnambular
everybody dies eventually.
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Male 531
Ka-boom!!
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Male 2,436
Uhhh... I`m kinda turned on by this.
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Female 71
thats the chick off teen mom
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Male 8
I hate to rain on the parade, but it takes a spark to ignite. BTW, Thanambular, if you say I stop smoking, there`s a chance I won`t die?
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Male 222
$7 a pack?? That`s about 9 New Zealand Dollars... Here it costs about $20 a pack or $15us!
Not to mention a pouch can cost about 45-50 dollars.....
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Male 211
and to all the commenters who are still determined that a cig can light either the petrol or the fumes by saying "well why is there a no smoking sigh there so", the sign is there so that people will not LIGHT a cigarette at the pumps because that would mean a naked flame shortly followed by a boom so loud it would shake Chuck Norris. end of discuss.
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Male 2,085
The fact that people will spend up to $7 for a pack also makes them dumb.
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Male 71
dang I hate smoking. You stink, look retarded, waste money, cough too much, and will eventually die.
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Male 15,510
Last picture:"who is that creepy guy taking pictures of me?"
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Male 2,516
Also, great parking job there
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Male 522
she looks AMAZING doing it so all other arguments are invalid
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Female 6
I am about 99% sure she is one of the girls from "16 and Pregnant."
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Male 256
@HOBYandy I was using myth busters as an example as it seems the average Joe doesn`t listen unless it`s bee on TV. Really spilt? Do you know the hotest thing when driving into a petrol station?
The flipping manfold followed shortly by performace breaks that have been used. I don`t think for a single minute that a flick of some ash will have any affect, that`s just stupid. Anyway back to education 101 for you, liguid DOES NOT IGNITE, only vapor. I really do question the world when they use "well why do they put up a sign" it`s because you`re so stupid, like do not drink bleach or don`t put your dog in the microwave. I rest my case as this is trying to talk about Darwin to the Pope.
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Male 487
come on people... The heater of your smoke IS NOT HOT ENOUGH TO IGNITE GASOLINE VAPORS.

Maybe she`s smarter than you for knowing that she doesn`t have to fear her too cold cigarette eh?
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Male 667
This reminds me of that guy who used a lighter to look inside a gas tank LOL truly idiotic. Yea and I make sure I`m a good 20 yards away from a gas pump when I smoke.
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Male 3,745
burn in peace...
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Male 3,894
Smoking is a decision that everybody has the right to make, like eating unhealthily.
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Male 14,331
vv No, it makes you addicted but this is still stupid and is it me or does she look really baked on the last photo?
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Female 166
I effin HATE pulling into a gas station to find some idiot smoking so close to the pumps!
Deciding between running them over and escaping to another gas station is difficult.
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Female 1,515
Smoking doesn`t make you dumb, it makes you digusting.
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Male 25,417
Wow, thats just silly
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Male 1,081
@psychosax
Also, so discarded cigarettes don`t light up spilled gasoline.
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Female 48
Farsidedown- weirdly enough I`ve actually witnessed this happening! So it really does.
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Female 1,478
I actually have more of a problem with people who can`t keep their mouths closed. Annoying and indecent. If she`d like to blow herself and others up with her stupidity, however, that`s on her.
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Male 421
@Modified
What I really love are the people that say, "don`t open/close your car door or talk on your cell phone while fueling. Static from it could cause fumes in the air to explode."
I`m sorry but when was the last time somebody blew up a gas station because they were talking on the phone or hopping back into their car?
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Male 1,116
One time, my dad and I were driving through California, and while we were at a gas station, this dude pulled up behind us and lit a joint while he was pumping his gas.
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Male 2,688
@ModifiedCar

MythBusters supports your post. The dropped a lit cigarette into a toilet full of gasoline in an enclosed space and all it did was snuff the cigarette. They even went as far to use Nitro with a lit match and it STILL just barely lit... Gasoline has to be heated or compressed before it can combust with anything but a direct flame.
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Male 121
Perhaps the reason why smoking around gasoline is not allowed is because they don`t want people LIGHTING cigarettes, using the open flame of a lighter or match.
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Male 17,512
There are nice large warning signs at every gas station I`ve ever seen that say "NO SMOKING", and it`s still not enough to sink into some people`s thick skulls.
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Male 211
jesus you think she`s dumb, the comments are worse. a cigarette cannot under any circumstances light petrol. if you through a lit ciggie into a pool of petrol its wont light.ever. unless that pool of petrol was EXTREMLY hot. and a lit cig cant light the fumes either because it is not a naked flame, just a burning ember. and dont question me on this because as dumb as it sounds i have tried to light petrol on fire with a fag and the only times it worked was when the petrol inself was heated to nearly boiling/vaporising.
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Female 108
Hahaha...Its Jenelle from Teen Mom...no wonder she got her kid taken away
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Female 105
Haha, that`s Janelle from Teen Mom 2!
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Male 2,402
If your in the military you would be court martial ed for smoking at a fuel dump. The US Navy storage of such at bases are buried under earth. Not even mowers are allowed to cut grass. They only use goats.

Saying that cigarettes are not hot enough to cause an explosion is not true. Yes you can throw one into a pool of gas. However the fumes meeting, and the right timing of heat from such can come in contact. The result is ugliness. Only a nitwit endangers those around them. It`s explosives period and a matter of timing.
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Male 3,060
Jsatan. The big problem with smoking at a gas pump is gas that has been spilt, not igniting fumes in the air. An ash from the cigarette on to the ground and you will have a flame. Any open flame at the pump is a dumb idea. But I guess somebody who has been educated via mythbusters has things all figured out...
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Male 3,327
It`s a good thing she`s pretty.
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Female 470
I smoke sometimes and I never smoke at a gas pump, whether it causes a fire or not. There is no reason to have a cigarette in your hand 24/7.
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Male 1,360
and non smokers are creepy people who photograph randoms in their town?
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Female 407
thats the girl from "teen mom 2"
pathetic
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Male 256
I`m sorry but smoking around petrol like this isn’t going to do poo, I`m sure you`ve all seen myth busters, right? To get the levels needs to even ignite with an open flame would mean spraying petrol all over, and that`s with an open flame. Go back and learn something read the internet on ignition temperatures, please educate your self’s. You`ve seen those "why America is dumb" they should take a picture of your posts.
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Male 794
it may not be enough to light it, but i would still not take the risk, it maybe improbable but not impossible
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Male 118
Unless you`re smoking a really BIG cigar, there will never be enough effect in a cigarette glow to ignite any kind of gas.
You shouldn`t light the cigarette near the pump though, as the lighter flame is much more "powerful".
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Male 2,402
Well look at her mannerisms in the photo to begin with. You can tell much about a person through such. This is barking "trouble" for anyone who comes in contact.
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Male 302
The sign next to her says it best,
"wow"
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Male 496
I mean morons...*wipes egg off face*
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Female 323
By the title, I thought I would see the girl burning in flames as I scrolled down. Disappointed.
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Male 496
You people are a moron if you don`t see how smoking at a gas pump is a bad idea. Unlikely that it will be a problem... maybe, but it`s worth not finding out if you`ll be the statistic.
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Male 451
I am astonished at the idiocy on here that does NOT think it COULD ignite.
Tacos4breakfast summed it up best. Likely, no. Possible YES
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Male 451
LMAO at LazyMe484`s comment!
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Male 164
Thats what happens when they`re allowed to leave the house.
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Male 812
Umm.. I only see a proof of the dumbness of that chick.
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Male 198
I knew that if I scrolled down from that picture there would be some know-it-all who felt it their responsibility to enlighten us with their vast and insurmountable wisdom.

I knew it.
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Male 337
The thing that catches fire on gasoline,as Nburkie said, are the fumes not the actual fluid.
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Male 39,572
Death Wish
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Male 10,440
I don`t get it. She forgot to squeeze the handle and then remembered. Not that dumb.
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Male 26
"Just because we have chiseled abs and stunning features, it doesn`t mean that we too can`t not die in a freak gasoline fight accident."

-Derek Zoolander


One of the best movie lines ever.
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Male 721
NoArms, you can just google it and prove yourself wrong?
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Male 10,338
"If they don`t ignite gas, ever, under any circumstances, then why do the stations have signs up telling people not to smoke at the pumps."

Same reason they have signs to turn your car off, and to not use cell phones.

These things, including smoking, could POSSIBLY cause a fire, but it isn`t likely.
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Male 721
lucidexistan- Really, are you being serious? Its all vapours when you pump gas and thats what catches on fire in fuel. Its really hard to light the gas itself but really easy to light concentrated fumes. Learn your s*it before you tell people its not possible then they go out and blow themselfs up.
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Male 196
I think posting on IAB makes you stupid, because it makes you think it`s possible to light gasoline vapors with a lit cigarette. Which it is not.
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Female 1,743
It`s Janelle from Teen Mom 2 on MTV. Don`t ask why I know, because you probably guessed right.
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Female 1,604
It isn`t the gas the set fire it is the fumes. I wanted to be a know it all too lol
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Male 2,850
"Well, it`s impossible to light gasoline with a lit cigarette."

It`s perfectly possible to light the vapour. And you get vapour when you fill up; that`s why you`re able to smell the petrol.

So yes, it`s still dumb.
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Male 11,739
If they don`t ignite gas, ever, under any circumstances, then why do the stations have signs up telling people not to smoke at the pumps. There are even warnings about static electricity. The fumes are easier to ignite. Try it the next time you`re at the station, just make sure someone at a safe distance is getting video.
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Female 177
I thought it was ellen page at first

it would make more sense seeing as ellen is actually a celebrity

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Male 59
Well, it`s impossible to light gasoline with a lit cigarette. She`s either dumb and didn`t know, or pretty smart by knowing. You need either an open spark, flame or something burning much hotter than a cigarette to ignite a flame. And sorry to say, yes, all those movies where someone throws a cigg into gas to cause a fire... you`re being lied to. :P
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Male 620
The Autoignition Temperature of a standard unleaded gasoline can be anywhere from 260 to 460 degrees C. Cigarettes burn around 700 deg C when `pulled`.

Can it happen? Yeah, it can. Will it happen? Unlikely, there are other factors involved.

preheat and vaporize the fuel, and we`ll talk about danger while smoking.
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Female 117
The 2nd picture was taken after the 6th picture.
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Female 1,112
I think dumb makes you smoking....
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Male 3,060
SWEET! 2 liters of mountain dew are 2 for $3! i`m on my way!
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Female 7,997
Petrol is pretty flammable, diesel is the not very flammable stuff so if that was diesel she would be okay. Don`t fancy it with Petrol though!
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Male 10,338
Cigs don`t ignite gas. (like trippy said)

They do not burn hot enough.
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Female 1,589
Her profile kinda looks like Ellen Page...
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Male 2,441
Did she really never watch Zoolander? That movie good save her life.
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Male 1,548
@stevesmall
vapors are concentrated enough if any gas is spilled. Not to mention that smoking is a distraction that makes you more likely to spill gas.
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Male 559
A lit cigarette will NOT ignite a puddle of gasoline.

If you use a spray bottle to mist gasoline at a cigarette, it still won`t burn.

Smoking cigarettes might be dumb, but you can`t ignite gasoline with a lit cigarette.
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Female 812
She reminds me of that twilight chick, Steward or something?!
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Male 1,587
hey she`s pretty hot...
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Female 1,380
I like her jacket.
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Female 463
Oh my god what a moron. I hope she blows herself up next time.
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Male 639
Why are the photos out of order.. This is really bothering me.
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Male 683
Disagree: smoking attracts dumb people.
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Male 23
Actually a cigarette is not a open flame and it will not ignite gas the temperature of the burning section of a lit cigarette is as follows
Side of the lit portion: 752 deg F
Middle of the lit portion:1112 deg F)
These temperatures are theoretically high enough to ignite concentrated petrol vapors however in the case of an open outside, there is an insufficient vapor to air ratio.
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Male 1,057
Smoking doesn`t make you dumb. Dumb people shouldn`t be allowed to smoke. Or drive...
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Male 452
yes, some people are just that goddamn stupid.
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Male 8
Thats the moron girl from the teenage mom show on MTV.
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Male 613
One of these days she`s gonna be hot.
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Male 1,455
Link: Photographic Proof: Smoking Makes You Dumb [Pic] [Rate Link] - Paging Mr. Darwin, we have your next victim...
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