This story is a bit out there, but if you're a kid from the 70s or 80s, you might find some nerd relate-ability. Do you remember burning leaves, or if you're a true sadist, ants with a magnifying glass? The sun's rays are enhanced by the zoom finder enough to cause objects to smolder and light on fire. We never thought this could randomly happen...in a liquor store.
Two weeks ago, on a Sunday afternoon when Red Line Liquors was closed on the day of rest, the sun shot through the store front's glass windows and into a stack of Karkov vodka bottles. What happened next was a mix of force majeur and bad luck; the cardboard case holding the bottles of booze lit on fire shooting flames as high as 12-feet and causing what ultimately looked like an explosion.
The cause? The bottles of liquor were positioned in just the right position to cause a magnifying effect to the sun's rays resulting in the same childhood fire starter tendency, though no 10 year old was on hand to be blamed. It's a pretty freak accident, and one that didn't result in any injuries. Funny enough the store is located in Burnsville, Minnesota and has since added tinting to their store front windows.
Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."