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   Undertoad  Tuesday Aug 28 03:23 PM

August 28, 2007: Greece fires from space



Yeah yeah, I couldn't help but use the term "greece fires". Sue me. Spacecow first noticed these, and then dar512 posted a copy in our Quality Images area.

These are fires as seen from satellite, but the light red bits are actually circles of where the fires actually are. After a week of heat wave there are now over 200 fires during in Greece and other sections of southeastern Europe.



xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday Aug 28 03:37 PM

They have photos of some of these fires being set by arsonists, speculating they were hired by real estate developers. Tragic.



Sheldonrs  Tuesday Aug 28 03:46 PM

Nothing tougher to put out than a "greece" fire.



runswithknives  Tuesday Aug 28 04:18 PM

Guess they better pull Poseidon out of retirement.



zippyt  Tuesday Aug 28 05:26 PM

Grease fire !!!!
Throw some flour on it !!



Griff  Tuesday Aug 28 05:34 PM

and eggs



justush  Wednesday Aug 29 01:37 AM

Actually they are celebrating weed smoking festival. Media is censored to prevent spreading to other countries.



morie  Wednesday Aug 29 05:13 AM

that ain't greek fire. it's really someone's lunch puked up on their blue tablemat.



Karenv  Wednesday Aug 29 12:52 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce View Post
They have photos of some of these fires being set by arsonists, speculating they were hired by real estate developers. Tragic.
I just got back from Sicily and they have had the same problem. So they put a moratorium on developing burned forest land for 10 years. There is also a problem with people setting fires so they will be hired to plant more trees. <sigh>


middy  Wednesday Aug 29 01:25 PM

Wouldn't Greece be "southeastern" Europe?



Undertoad  Wednesday Aug 29 02:47 PM

You are correct



xoxoxoBruce  Wednesday Aug 29 05:34 PM

Welcome to the Cellar, middy.

Were you going somewhere with that observation?



Griff  Wednesday Aug 29 05:36 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by morie View Post
that ain't greek fire.
nice reference


Spexxvet  Wednesday Aug 29 05:45 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by middy View Post
Wouldn't Greece be "southeastern" Europe?
Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce View Post
Welcome to the Cellar, middy.

Were you going somewhere with that observation?
Greece "fires" from space: Greece is located in space and is firing something. Like Eats, shoots, and leaves.


xoxoxoBruce  Wednesday Aug 29 05:55 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Undertoad View Post
After a week of heat wave there are now over 200 fires during in Greece and other sections of southeastern Europe.
Quote:
Originally Posted by middy View Post
Wouldn't Greece be "southeastern" Europe?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Undertoad View Post
You are correct
Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce View Post
Were you going somewhere with that observation?



Undertoad  Wednesday Aug 29 07:29 PM

Aha. No, I edited.



xoxoxoBruce  Wednesday Aug 29 08:05 PM

OK. Dat 'splain it.



Griff  Wednesday Aug 29 09:50 PM

fi wah



Gravdigr  Friday Aug 31 11:47 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by zippyt View Post
Grease fire !!!!
Throw some flour on it !!
Salt, man, SALT!! By throwing flour on a fire you could actually cause a fireball/explosion. We had a flour warehouse explosion two miles from my house years and years ago. It rattled our windows, leveled the building, and burned for four days. The cause? Flour in the air inside the warehouse, and a single spark. No one hurt though.

Grease and flour...hmm, gravy?


Shawnee123  Friday Aug 31 12:02 PM

That's too bad. Probably prior to the explosion flour was selling like...er, hotcakes.



xoxoxoBruce  Friday Aug 31 12:42 PM

Old apartment buildings in Boston, all had small door in the wall of the hallway, on each floor.
The doors were a hopper that tipped out like a mailbox so you could put your trash in the hopper and when you close the door the trash would drop down a common chute to the incinerator.
When a woman found worms in a 5 pound bag of flour, she dropped it down the chute. The bag hit each hopper on the way down filling the whole chute with flour dust by the time it reached the flames in the incinerator.
The building was condemned and torn down.



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