"Graham Shepherd" <muhero.nospam at globalnet.co.uk> wrote in message
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> lamb <loes at chello.nl> wrote in message news:3CD82A23.D515DAAA at chello.nl...
>> It's mostly a matter of training - sometimes the best way to deal with a
> small lab fire is completely counter-intuitive - such as quenching a
> cotton-wool bung with your hand. Lab instincts - especially microbiology
> instincts - are different from normal people's.
Not as someone did to a tray of burning meths and try to put it out with a
fire extinguisher. All the subsequent little fires were very pretty.
He's now our safety officer :-s