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Explosive pants farmers of New Zealand

Added Tue, 04/06/2019
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Sun, 04/09/2005

In 1931, the rest of the new Zealand provinces broke strange and frightening events: cotton work trousers of farmers began to ignite.

All due to the fact that at the beginning of the 20th century, the development of agricultural sectors of New Zealand was under threat. On the fields became vylazit Jacobea Common weed, contains a huge amount of alkaloids that affect the nervous system and liver in the shortest possible time.

Grazing animals began to die by dozens. And there was no means to get rid of the scourge. Well, what can eradicate the grass, the roots of which, like cobwebs, entangle the soil?

But all the same found a way out. Farmers came up with to use as a herbicide sodium chlorate. But no one thought of the consequences of applying such a terrible chemical composition.

When connecting with organic elements sodium chloride forms easily flammable composition. But this, perhaps the farmers did not know.

Learned when across the country, the peasants began to light up his pants. Someone by drying in the sun, someone while riding a horse, from touching the stove, or sparks candles.

As it turned out, treating the fields with poison, farmers often worked in the same pants, removing his shirt. Accordingly, his pants soaked with toxic vapors, to remove that only one wash was impossible.

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