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Flynsquirell
12-31-2008, 12:52 PM
Hey everyone I got some homework and I cant figure it out. Its sorta a stupid question but pretty funny and made me think. What about you?

Can a flame catch fire? :confused:

***Help me please***

***Answer quickly***

***Thanks***

***Flynsquirell***

Kaneohe til the end
12-31-2008, 01:04 PM
This kinda sounds like one of those half full/half empty questions. Go with your first instinct.

MisoHappy
12-31-2008, 01:19 PM
Oh my god, Dylan. I would say yes, but I don't know. Who asked you?

dnewton2
12-31-2008, 01:55 PM
I would say no because a flame is not fuel, something required for fire.

is this a real question? you have homework on newyears eve?

MisoHappy
12-31-2008, 01:58 PM
No, he doesn't we're on vacation. That's your intersession homework, Dylan?




BTW this should be in general discussion

Kateri
12-31-2008, 02:18 PM
This reminds me of a yahoo answers question.

I don't think a flame can catch fire because a flame IS fire.

HoldinCoffee
12-31-2008, 11:14 PM
Some smart greek dude said that a flame is never the same, from moment to moment. The flikering flame, is perpetually bursting due to the oxygen in the vicinity. So can the flame catch fire? Yes, constantly. But NO, because there is no flame.

Note that the periodic element helium comes from the word, Helios, which is a sun god, yet helium doesn't burn? Chemists, who can figure them out?

Kateri
01-01-2009, 01:30 AM
Some smart greek dude said that a flame is never the same, from moment to moment. The flikering flame, is perpetually bursting due to the oxygen in the vicinity. So can the flame catch fire? Yes, constantly. But NO, because there is no flame.

Note that the periodic element helium comes from the word, Helios, which is a sun god, yet helium doesn't burn? Chemists, who can figure them out?

you just made my brain explode. lol

UkuLeLesReggAe
01-01-2009, 05:01 AM
This reminds me of a yahoo answers question.

I don't think a flame can catch fire because a flame IS fire.

hahaha
makes the most sense :D

:nana:

MisoHappy
01-02-2009, 05:10 PM
My logic is that a flame can't catch fire because a flame isn't a fuel for fire. When was the last time you saw someone make a fire using only fire?

HoldinCoffee
01-02-2009, 11:31 PM
Oxygen is the fuel. That's why we fan the the flames or blow on the coals. If you put a glass over the flame, it will use all the oxygen and snuff-out.

Jimmy
01-03-2009, 07:00 AM
Sometimes when I get asked questions for homework I do very philosophical (which I found out recently is another word for unnecessary) answers for funzies.

"Does flame burn? I think it's an inevitable question we must be asked at least once in our life. I believe it is a right of passage of sorts. For how can we progress without knowing the answer? In a similar sense, can water get wet? And if so, does it enjoy it? I like to think so. Because water is like us, pure and replenishing. And we can certainly get wet. And we also swim for leisure, and also to survive. So every aspect of water, much like fire, is necessary for our survival as a civilisation. In other words, possibly."

dnewton2
01-03-2009, 07:57 AM
Oxygen is the fuel. That's why we fan the the flames or blow on the coals. If you put a glass over the flame, it will use all the oxygen and snuff-out.

I don't think oxygen is fuel it is required for fire but you cant just burn oxygen or our atmosphere would just burn up.

MisoHappy
01-03-2009, 08:24 AM
I don't think oxygen is fuel it is required for fire but you cant just burn oxygen or our atmosphere would just burn up.

O.o I forget what the original question was....T.T omgshorttermmemoryloss Who should you believe Dylan!? O.O