Friday, July 06, 2007

Fire!

Well, Rachel pretty much hated that last header and footer that I made. (For those of you using an RSS Feed, I change my header and footer pretty much every time I post. Go ahead, check er out!)

So, I'm making a brand new post! This post is going to be about Fire.

Here's the thing. I woke up this morning, thinking about a camp fire. (I don't know why.) And I realized, I don't know what fire is. Think about it! It's not something that you can bottle up and keep, it's interesting. What IS fire?

So, I checked out Wiki. Here's what I learned:

The flame itself occurs within a region of gas where intense exothermic reactions are taking place. An exothermic reaction is a chemical reaction that takes place within a substance whereby heat and energy are released as the substance changes to a simpler chemical form. As chemical reactions occur within the fuel being burned, light is usually emitted as photons are released by the oxidation of the fuel. Depending upon the specific chemical and physical change taking place within the fuel the flame may or may not emit light.



That was a bit complicated, so I've drawn a picture to help you understand it a little better.

What is Fire? Fire is this:



There, that should pretty much sum it up for you. If you have any questions, feel free to consult a text book. Because I still don't really know what fire is.

The end.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

What does it mean if someone states my ass is on fire or my balls are on fire?

marisa said...

I can tell you that fire is ignited by Gas...

I have lit gas on fire before, it was fun!

FIRE BAD!!!

marisa said...

Harry Potter is my favorite wizard, and he has a spell that can start fires! He is REAL, and smart.

Hagrid is a big dummy, but cuddly and soft.

Joshua said...

Matilda could kick Harry Potter's ass is on fire is ignited by Gas.

Tim 2 said...

That's not nice Josh, you shouldn't make fun of poor Marisa just because you don't like Harry Potter...not nice at all...

Jim Elek said...

Harry Potter would kill any other wizard. Hagrid is not dumb, it is all a charade.

Bob Robinson said...

You people are weird.

...and I like it.

Tim 2 said...

Oh, fine...don't reply to my snappy retort you JURK!!!

Joshua said...

Ok, I officially don't understand it. Of all the posts on the blog, this one is the top ten for number of comments? Seriously... I wrote about fire and drew a picture of Speed Racer on a Leopard Print Stick...

You're right Bob... these people are weird.

By the way, I've been out of town for the weekend camping, and we just found out about the baby... Post coming soon...

Joshua said...

P.S. I've never read Harry Potter, but I intend to buy the books for our little baby.