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Never Use Your Cell Phone At The Gas Station

Want to risk it? Watch what happens...

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Never Use Your Cell Phone At The Gas Station. Want to risk it? Watch what happens...
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Hits: 9279 | Favorites: 0 | Emailed: 0 | Rating: 1.2 | Category: Science | Date: 03/09/2013
 
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shaustin
Male, 18-29, Canada
 143 Posts
Monday, March 11, 2013 12:25:42 PM
nice phone, what was this video made in 1922?

sbeelz
Male, 30-39, Western US
 2869 Posts
Monday, March 11, 2013 12:17:08 PM
For all those criticizing this video, I'll usually drop a ball of tinfoil in a puddle of gasoline and then lie down next to it and make a call while my gas is pumping. I thought everyone did. I, for one, am glad I got to see it before blowing myself up!

Just kidding, we aren`t allowed to pump our own gas in Oregon.

Horus175
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 23 Posts
Monday, March 11, 2013 6:58:54 AM
It's not the phone that caused that, it`s the foil. By holding the phone up close, the foil is attenuating some of the signal the phone is sending/receiving. These signals generate a small amount of voltage in the ball and if you have two contact points the right distance apart and are different voltages you get a spark.

McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 13217 Posts
Monday, March 11, 2013 6:56:01 AM
Calling it petrol is about as dumb as this vid or calling a windshield a windscreen.....

MrAtari
Male, 30-39, Europe
 1370 Posts
Monday, March 11, 2013 4:30:07 AM
already busted by the mythbusters

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