Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Science Lesson Of The Day

Despite the fact that this probably needs to be filed under the heading 'some people just have too much fucking time on their hands', I still found myself thinking; "Really? .... well .... I never knew that :

from the comments here via Microdave

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Corrugated Soundbite said...

And for further fun, I give you....

Wait for it....

BBC Anti-Green Bias

I shit you not.

This person is called Hengist McStone (No, really), and thinks the BBC's ethical man is a "climate denialist". 

Captain Haddock said...

If one needs the true, complete facts regarding the lighting of farts underwater ..

One needs to consult the real experts ..

Submariners ....   ;)

Joe Public said...

Alwarming is right. Methane / Nat Gas has upper & lower limits of flammability. (Between 5% - 15% in air.)

i.e if there's too much methane, it won't burn.

Digressing only slightly, good old Brit Gas developed a Submerged Combustion water heater!

Mix air & gas, ignite the mixture under water & in theory, the flame transfers 100% of its heat into the water. Not only that, because H2O is a product of combustion, you get more water than you started off with.

As Alwarming continues - the practical appplication of your posting is:
If you lounge in the bath, and the water temperature cools, Zippo a fart!

microdave said...

@ Joe Public - Should I enquire of those nice people at Meika Ltd, aka "Primrose London", if they sell <span>Submerged Combustion water heaters?  I could always ask them what the carbon footprint is!

Joe Public said...

@ md.
You really wouldn't want one. Note I used the caveat "in theory". IIRC the problem was that heat transfer occurred only at the boundary between the gaseous mixture & the water. So imagine the burner at the bottom of a tower of water; the hot bubbles rise & give up their heat into the water. Now, imagine the necessary 'very, very tall' column of water!

"Should I enquire of those nice people at Meika Ltd, aka "Primrose London", if they sell Submerged Combustion water heaters?"

No. But you could ask them what the carbon footprint is, of their largest "Water Wall" feature. This just continuously uses electricity to lift 4,000 ltrs/hour (i.e. 4 tonnes/hr!!) of water to the top of a feature to simply let it cascade down by gravity.

If there ever was a complete waste of Energy, then that has to be it!


thespecialone said...

If he thinks that the BBC is anti-green then Hengist has really lost the plot hasn't he.  There isnt another MSM in the UK that is signed up to the con like the BBC. Fuck where do these people reside?

Barking Spider said...

<span>Guess who showed up at Cuntwaft Kelly's blog, Gotty, completely blowing his cover as a "Libertarian"...... not only that, he's proved yet again that he is ANDREW GATWARD......  </span> ;) :-P :-D
<span>ri</span></span><span><span>chard</span> said...  
Well done terry for exposing these cretins to the outside world. i've been following them myself with interest for some tome now and what I can reveal is that G.O.T. is a fifth rate graphic designer who's photo shopped pictures are banal and tiresome. barking spider and amusing bunni are the village idiots one for britain one for the U.S. respectively. and both corrugated soundbite and dazed and confused are rebels with either a brain or a clue posting regular insults at genuine people such as yourself. i reported them all to the hopenothate orginisation some time back so they could take a look at these obnoxious people.  
keep up the good work.  
Monday, July 12, 2010 3:02:00 PM  
Ooooh!.... he's reported us to yet another fucking Lefty organisation, HopeNotHate for being very naughty boys!  =-O  
So... once again everything is written in lower case and he has also been attemping to "grass us up"! (as the left always do as soon as it gets a bit too hot for them and they can't answer our questions without incriminating themselves). </span>

<span>It must be very strange to these commies, (who are still bullied children as far as their mental state is concerned), that we prefer to come straight out and question their dodgy politics without running to mummy and daddy or the teacher to tell tales.  
He's now blown his cover once and for all - I'd been holding off and giving him enough rope to eventually hang himself and he just has! ;) :-P :-P :-P :-D :-D :-D </span>


Corrugated Soundbite said...

We've been reported? I wish I'd had this much fun at fucking school :-P

John R Smith said...

As well as the zippo would you not also need the worlds biggest arse?

I believe the member for <span><span>Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath may be available.

Gildas said...

I learn so much science here! A special thanks to Captain Haddock (RM) and Joe Public. I am entertained and informed in equal measure!  
Gildas the Monk 

Captain Haddock said...

Ha Ha Gildas ....

Not a real "Captain" .. more of an "off-watch" hooligan ....   :-D :-D :-D

Gildas said...

Don't worry Captain,
Don't a real Monk, more a pissed out of his head whore monger.
Although I suppose the tow aren't completley inconsistent!

rinky stingpiece said...

You'd need a wide bath get your arm round, and to summon a decent bubble;and some nearby walls to get a bit of purchase on with the balls of your heels.

Captain Haddock said...

Though, I was once awarded the BEM ....

"Bathrooms, 'Eads & Messdecks" ....   ;)

All Seeing Eye said...

Shit, not a real Captain and not a real Monk?

Illusions shattered. What is the internet coming to? At least Terry Kelly is still a real cunt. So all is well.

GrumpyOldTwat said...

I see has now appeared on a more recent post here. Coincidence? I think not ;)

GrumpyOldTwat said...

Agreed Gildas.
A thouroughly entertaining and informative series of comments.
Thank you all ;)

GrumpyOldTwat said...

Reminds me of the time I discovered that there was no tooth fairy.