Water Bottle Warning

A water bottle left on a car seat may potentially be a fire hazard. How? Because the water can act as a magnifying glass, concentrating the sun's rays and setting the upholstery on fire.

This was news to me. During past road trips, I've left water bottles on the car seat many times.

Via Book of Joe
     Posted By: Alex - Fri May 24, 2019
     Category: Stupid and/or Dangerous Products | Cars

I once used the water from a bottle I left in the car all day to make a tea!

agent j
Posted by agent j on 05/24/19 at 10:46 AM
I saw a survival guide which demonstrated how to use a water bottle to start a fire.

How the world has changed! Back in the day, you needed to know the best way to break a branch so you could strip its tender bark with your fingers to make twine which you used in a bow drill to spin one stick against another to generate the heat to start a fire. Now, people in survival situations have bottles of Evian to do the work for them.
Posted by Phideaux on 05/24/19 at 04:21 PM
This is actually fairly old news. I saw an article about this a good couple of years ago (if not more). Quite dangerous!
Posted by David P. on 05/25/19 at 01:29 AM
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