Wednesday, May 19

Can Cell Phones Cause Fires at Gas Pump?

ABCNEWS reports:

"A college student was pumping gas into his sports utility vehicle near New Paltz, N.Y., recently when he flipped open his cell phone to answer a call, and suddenly found himself surrounded by flames. "


Experts believe that it was static electricity, and not the cell phone that caused the fire.
This topic has also been covered by a show on The Discovery Channel - MythBusters (episode 2).

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