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WARNING! Cooking on a hot Egg & holding a \"drink\"?

Judy MayberryJudy Mayberry Posts: 1,976
edited 1:36PM in EggHead Forum
I'm reading a book on the rise and fall of prohibition, and this little piece of history should throw fear into your hearts!

Dr. Benjamin Rush of Philadelphia was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, a respected scientist, friend of Thomas Jefferson and John Adams...and insisted he "knew of a drunk who had made the mistake of belching near an open flame and was 'suddenly destroyed.' "

Any belchers out there?

Judy in San Diego
Judy in San Diego


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  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,672
    Never :whistle:
  • RRPRRP Posts: 21,575
    sounds like a test for the Mythbusters! Of course years ago they dispelled the myth of death from gas coming from the other end! :laugh:
    L, M, S, Mini
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • ...but it's still fodder for cartoons about someone holding a lit match at that other end...and getting ready for a BOOM!
    Judy in San Diego
  • It's my understanding we have some "Gassers" out there...

    Spring "Seems Like I'm Always Down Wind From Myself" Chicken
    Spring Texas USA
  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,672
    and it's also a budweiser commercial involving a horse
  • Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it!
  • deepsouthdeepsouth Posts: 1,796
    could someone please tell mississippi that prohibition is over.....
  • Then how did I get this pic of you at the minifest Pat?

  • I am just speculating here, but "belching" as related by the esteemed Dr. Rush perhaps had a different meaning than we would interpret today. As in intestinal belching.

    As I recall from my reading several years back on the Lewis and Clark expedition, Lewis studied under Dr. Rush prior to setting off on the grand journey. At the time Dr. Rush championed the use of his "purging pills", also known as Thunderclappers, for multiple aliments. Mythbuster results notwithstanding, the good Dr. may indeed have witnessed what he claimed. Entries from the Lewis and Clark journals indicate taking Thunderclappers in no way compared to the mild effects of eating say, baked beans. Much more severe if you follow what I'm saying. :)

    At any rate, practicing good etiquette whilst the Egg is lit should also keep you safe.

    Kind regards,

  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    VI blows into the lower vent ... :whistle:
    just sayin' :blush:
    Colorado Springs
    "Loney Queen"
    "Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it."
    Bill Bradley; American hall of fame basketball player, Rhodes scholar, former U.S. Senator from New Jersey
    LBGE, MBGE, SBGE , MiniBGE and a Mini Mini BGE
  • Dave, you didn't happen to jump from a plane with a case full of money decades ago, did you?
    Judy in San Diego
  • Judy Mayberry wrote:
    Dave, you didn't happen to jump from a plane with a case full of money decades ago, did you?

    Don't you believe those old stories. Truth be told, I was pushed out by a more than slightly overweight flight attendant. Without any money! Still trying to track her and those culpable pilots down.

  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,672
    That must have been during Hoss's pepper tasting :ohmy:
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