Monday, October 30, 2006
"You know dozens of flower pots spontaneously combust each year, it’s just not really widely reported."
Beware the spontaneously combusting flower pots!
It's actually quite an interesting story with some potentially good facts for a products liability question:
As a result, the department issued a consumer alert about the fire hazards of potted plants. One reason for the risk, the alert explained, is that there is little, if any soil, in commercial potted plants these days. "What you find is a mixture of peat and vermiculite. When peat is dry it burns easily," the alert said.
(Bonus points if you know the source of the quote in the title of this post. Alternative quote from a different source: "It happens sometimes. Flower pots just explode. Natural causes.")