Science: How to Drown a Bomb

Don't try to put out an incendiary bomb with a fine spray. Douse it with a strong stream of water from a hose.

Thus OCD last week reversed its No. 1 rule for fighting incendiaries, after new experiments at the Army's Civilian Protection School (in Maryland). Hitherto air-raid wardens and firefighters have been warned again & again that a solid stream of water played on an incendiary will produce a blinding explosion and sudden death.

Now they are told that a solid stream is far better than a spray because: 1) It extinguishes the bomb...

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