1. Ray Bradbury originally titled his book Fahrenheit 451 as “The Fireman”, but he and the editors found the name boring, so they called a local fire station and asked at what temperature book paper burnt at. The firemen put Bradbury on hold, burnt a book, and reported that the temp it burnt at was “Fahrenheit 451”.

 

2. A natural gas vent in Iraq known as The Eternal Fire has been burning continuously for over 4,000 years, and it has been mentioned by Herodotus, Plutarch, and in the Old Testament’s Book of Daniel.

3. No one knows who invented the fire hydrant, because its patent was destroyed in a fire.

4. Walt Disney World is the largest consumer of fireworks in the United States. The park also launches the fireworks with compressed air instead of gunpowder to reduce fumes and gain better height and timing.

5. There’s a bush called dictamnus albus which emits a flammable, oily substance which can be lit on fire, without burning the bush itself.

 

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