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  •  H2 MUCH More Explosive (1+ / 0-)
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    Sneelock

    ... but also much less thermal energy per pound than gasoline.  The trick is to burn it off rapidly rather than let it accumulate in volume before exploding.  Hydrogen is certainly dangerous but analogies to the Hindenburg should be treated as extremist irrelevance.

    Most likely, the hydrogen will be dissolved in another material or stored in a porous substrate, not just kept in a giant gas bag like the Hindenberg...

    Oh shit, can't help it...
    What's the difference between the Hindenburg and Rush Limbaugh?
    One is a giant flaming Nazi gas bag, the other is a dirigible.

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