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Drinking Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

The Collegian headlined a story this morning,

Flaming shots ignite apartment, police say

That alone caught our attention. Turns out the guys were just trying to throw back a few “creative cocktails” to “get wasted” and ended up setting off the fire-suppression system of Meridian III.

Centre Region Council of Governments Fire Director Steve Bair said firefighters were initially told the small blaze resulted from an overcooked pizza. But when officers got to the scene and talked with tenants, Bair said they said flaming shots of alcohol caused their kitchen to catch fire.

Got us thinking: at what proof does alcohol become inflammable? We found this little infographic online.

alcoholburn

Can someone (preferably a chemistry major) tell us what that means?

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Creator of @OnwardState. Big fan of sweaters.

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