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Firefighters Warn Not To Leave Bottled Water In The Car

While enjoying his lunch break, a battery technician with the Idaho Power Company noticed smoke coming from under the center console of his truck. Dioni Amuchastegui was surprised to learn that a bottle of water was to blame.

“I looked over and noticed light was being refracted through a water bottle and starting to catch the seat on fire,” he explains in a video shared on Facebook. You can see just how dangerous it is from the two burn marks left on the seat of Dioni’s truck.

Firefighters are also warning drivers about the hazard. When Oklahoma’s Midwest City Fire Department ran tests, they found sunlight magnified by a water bottle got to be 250-degrees. “The sunlight will come through, when it’s filled with liquid, and act as a magnifying glass,” MCFD’s David Richardson explains."It uses the liquid and the clear material to develop a focused beam and sure enough, it can actually cause a fire, a combustion.”

While the risk of starting a fire this way is low, officials warn that we should all be bringing our water bottles with us when we leave the car. You can never be too safe!

Source: Country Living

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These Foods Are Always Mispronounced

When we’re talking about big name food brands, we think we know how to pronounce the names of some of our favorite companies. But it turns out, a lot of us are saying them wrong. These are some of the most popular, commonly butchered brand names. And don’t feel bad if you’ve been getting them wrong, we’re all here to learn together.

  • Ghirardelli - We all thought the chocolate company was “gheer-a-delhi,” but it’s actually [[gear-AR-delly]].
  • Barilla - That box of pasta in your pantry is pronounced [[buh-REE-uh]], not “bah-rill-ah” like some of us thought.
  • LaCroix - The name of that very popular sparkling water is actually [[la-CROY]], not "la-kwah," no matter what your fancy friends say.
  • Nestle - We always assumed it was “ness-lee” but now we know it’s really [[NESS-lay]].
  • Chipotle - Lots of folks love to eat here, but some are still saying it like “chuh-poat-lee” when it’s actually [[chih-POT-lay]].
  • Hoegaarden - This beer company isn’t “hoe-garden” like we thought, it’s really pronounced [[HOO-garden]]. Who knew?
  • Kashi - The name sounds more like a sneeze than “cash-shee,” the correct pronunciation is [[KAH-shee]].
  • Fage - This Greek yogurt brand isn’t pronounced phonetically, it’s actually [[FAH-yeh]].
  • Reese’s - Everyone’s favorite peanut butter cup maker isn’t “ree-sees,” the right way to say it is [[REE-sus]]. And as long as we get to eat ‘em, we’ll say it anyway they like.

Source: Refinery29

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Will the Chick-Fil-A in Mercedes Benz Stadium Be Open On Sundays?

Chick-Fil-A will have a location in the new Mercedes Benz Stadium, but it will not be open on Sundays. However, there are still plenty of events that will take place in MBS that won't be on Sundays and Chick-Fil-A will be open.

(WSBTV)


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