September 29, 2006

  • HT to Moosebugs for finding the following bit of high irony:

    There's a product called the
    Chimfex Fire Suppressor, intended to buy a homeowner time to get the fire department on the scene in the event of a chimney fire. Pretty cool, huh?

    Sad to say, they're not available any longer:

Comments (3)

  • The link you provide only goes to the distributor's home page; doesn't show anything about the Chimfex.

    Just out of curiosity, what exactly ARE the things, anyway? What's the difference between one of these and a fire extinguisher, for example?

  • I give up! For some reason every time I try to create a hyperlink with the URL, it winds up going to the main page. Next I screen captured it but Xanga makes the image so small it's not legible. Tried uploading it to Geocities and linking to the photo but that didn't work properly either.

    So to heck with it.

    There was a fire at the factory, you see, and ISTM that was marvelously ironic (though a pity for the owners and the employees, naturally).

    Not quite sure how it differs from an extinguisher, unless it's because extinguishers tend to be foamy and can be aimed toward a fire, while this is - was - meant to just be tossed into the fire.

  • Ah, I see.

    Yes, I got the irony, I was just curious as to the nature of the product, because I'd never heard of such a thing, nor can I yet imagine just what it is.

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