Witchcraft, Magic, Lighters, and Snow

Recently, someone who never graduated from grade school decided to stick a butane lighter in some snow. It could have stopped there, but they made a video about it. Now Youtube is all abuzz with chemtrail conspiracy wing nuts sticking their Bics into snow and screaming, “See! It won’t melt and it turns black. This proves the air is full of deadly chemicals!”

What it actually proves is butane is a very dirty fuel and the snow that doesn’t sublimate from a solid to a gas, bypassing the liquid state, is absorbed into the space between the snow flakes. For those of use who stuck it out through high school and went on to take a few college chemistry courses, it isn’t witchcraft, magic, or the government. It’s just simple science.

Keep chasing the odd, little happy.


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