Construction workers in China recorded video of a hose pumping water that could catch fire and burn itself.
According to a report, the water came from a newly dug well in a retirement home in a small town in the city of Yulin in Shaanxi province, China. The video was recorded and shared on Chinese social media days ago.
Flammable drinking water is not a new concept, and it has been seen in other countries, including the United States. The cause is usually natural gas, or methane, in the drinking water from the surrounding soil.
Burning well water
"Look, look at this"says the man in the video as the water comes out of the black plastic pipe. He holds a lighter under the stream and the water starts to burn. The worker joked and said that it would be great if only the water was gasoline, since gas prices are generally high in China, compared to the United States.
As workers dug the new well and tested the water, they said they smelled the smell of sulfur. That's why the idea of testing the water with a lighter came up. The result was visible bursts of flames in daylight, but a much more vivid image occurred in video recorded at night.
Video recorded at night shows the water continuously burning as it flowed, without the aid of a lighter held by it. One of the men puts his hand under the stream of water, leading it to the flame that dances over the stream.
Another person joins in as the small fire continues at the end of the pipe.
Local government officials also acknowledged that the water was truly flammable, according to the report.
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