Charles Edward Perrior
perriorc at lincoln.ac.nz
Wed Mar 29 17:19:30 EST 1995
In article <D5uLxw.BL at festival.ed.ac.uk> eanv20 at castle.ed.ac.uk (John Woods) writes:
>From: eanv20 at castle.ed.ac.uk (John Woods)
>Subject: Re: Burning paper???
>Date: Wed, 22 Mar 1995 15:34:41 GMT
>nowakp at hfsi.hfsi.com (Paul Nowak) writes:
>>kguite at uoguelph.ca (Kimberlee Guite) writes:
>>>I know this is strange but does anyone know the temp at which paper
>>>catches on fire?
>>Fahrenheit 456 ... if I rememeber my Ray Bradbury correctly.
>I think you mean 451. And I think the figure is meant in a literary
>sense rather than as a statement of scientific fact. For one thing,
>this is less than 250 celcius, so you should be able to ignite paper
>in an electric oven at about bread baking temperature --- something I
>haven't been able to do --- and surely it varies depending on the type
>of paper anyway?
Personally I think you should re-use that paper instead of burning it.
Supplies are not unlimited you know.
>Forsan et haec olim meminisse iuvabit (Virgil)
>[approx] Tr: The time may come when we will look back on these days and laugh
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