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Sunday, May 14, 2006

Things that don't make sense #1

First in an occasional series...

These aren't big questions, about war & peace or stuff like that - just little niggles. I keep finding myself reading news stories & ending up confused. Some things just don't make sense. Here's today's:

The BBC reports a house fire, caused by leaving a crystal ornament on a windowsill, where it magnified the sun's rays, setting fire to the curtains & windowsill. The local fire service warned people not to leave such ornaments where they could be subject to strong sunlight.

So far, so good. But here's the bit I don't get:

The fire was spotted by the owners of the house in Chapel Lane, Chew Stoke, when they came home on Saturday night.
They managed to put out the flames using a portable extinguisher.

The sun doesn't shine at night, does it? So how could the fire only just have started - still minor enough to put out with a domestic fire extinguisher - when they returned home on Saturday night? Or even on Saturday evening?


  • At 15 May, 2006 02:06, Blogger kat said…

    I had visions of one of them getting the 'portable'fire extinguisher from out of their pocket.

  • At 18 May, 2006 18:21, Blogger Hazeofpink said…

    Is that a 'portable' fire extinguisher you have in your pocket? or are you just pleased to see me!!! LOL
    News today reports that Airbus Industries were flying into Heathrow the biggest passenger plane ever produced, to find out whether or not the runway was big enough to cope with it!!! :-/


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