Canned air is extremely explosive...

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Just a note on burns here. If you have a stove-top tea kettle, make sure the lid is on properly before you pour that boiling water into the teapot. Though not quite "live," the steam will poach your little fingers in a trice--and please don't ask me how I know....
 

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I had a similar experience with a hand held air horn - the "air" is in fact butane.

It ignited producing a big ugly yellow billow of flame - no harm done but nonetheless a surprise.

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I always was fascinated by naptha engines used in boats. They used the naptha not only to make the heat, but as the working fluid in the boiler. This was done to get around laws that required licenses to operate a boiler. Boilers were defined as steam and water items, so naptha was not against the law.

I have seen one naptha launch, at Mystic Seaport Museum. Would make an interesting model.
 

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