Problematic to conduct human research without any noted IRB approval.
The entire 7 story building was evacuated and the fire department called because of the smoke. There was so much smoke everyone thought the building itself was on fire.
Last Updated: 2G August 1994
For a second I thought that was a 6, but it's actually a G. I wonder if there's any significance to that?
Honestly that's pretty impressive. I know it says "10-18 inches", but yea... that's 10-18 inches. For a full minute. That's a serious house hazard.
: I expected them to be all over. "Common things making unexpectedly large fires" is, like, 10% of the internet, right? But no, it's just a rare handful of actual matches in a sea of unrelated search results.
Sounds like a good opportunity for some follow-up research!
Unfortunately it looks like it’s vanished sometime in the last 30 years.
On another note, it's a really nicely crafted lab report. If I taught a science class I might use this as an example submission.
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17745313 (33 comments)
I think one of the first web pages I viewed was the "Fun with Grapes" page on my Windows 3.0 machine running Trumpet Winsock (or maybe KA9Q which I remember using around that time as well) and Netscape Navigator over my Demon Internet connection in 1994. Before this I had a Delphi account for about a year or so and life was entirely text based - yay Gopher! I still remember that initial fascination with being to click on links that would take me to other web sites.
And yes I did buy grapes to try to reproduce the pyrotechnics shown on that page, though less successfully due to my microwave not being very powerful.