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Subject: Could a lighter blow up in your hand?

Date: Thu Sep 25 17:25:21 2003
Posted by Kevin
Grade level: 10-12 School: Greenville High
City: Greenville State/Province: SC Country: USA
Area of science: Engineering
ID: 1064528721.Eg

If you let the flame on a disposible lighter, or a zippo go for a long period 
of time, could the flame actually go back into the lighter, causing it to blow 
up in your hand?

Re: Could a lighter blow up in your hand?

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