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CZNT000 at MUSICA.MCGILL.CA
Tue Jun 7 16:53:53 EST 1994
> Does anyone know about any recent developments in the "Oil Tree" story?
> I just finished watching the Smithsonian's "Invention" video series.
> One inventor was trying to develop commercial farming of a
> "Chinese Tawa (..or Towa) Tree" --- this tree's seeds have
> highly combustible fuel oil. A famous Weston, Conn. inventor,
> Stan Mason, was shown lighting up a seed which soon burst into
> two stages of flame --- lo, then high energy.
I immagine that a forest of these trees at harvest time might
pose a considerable fire hazard ?!
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