Re: JetPacks vs. AirCars

Spike Jones (
Sun, 22 Aug 1999 23:30:51 -0700

> Spike Jones wrote:
> > Many people have the notion that water can somehow be used as a fuel.
> Doug Jones wrote: Actually, water can be a darn good *oxidizer* if the fuel
> is aluminum. This cost me 60 dB of hearing and half the vision in my right
> eye 22 years
> ago...

oooo, owee, Doug. {8-[ Man, it sounds like we are damn lucky you survived at all: broke your back, trashed yourself with what sounds like the old thermalite reaction, god knows what else. I survived my chemistry lab days without serious injury in spite of a reasonable attempt to manufacture nitroglycerine, right about the same time you had your accident. I did succeed in making nitrocellulose {8^D (My experimental rocket with some of that stuff exploded {8^D.) spike