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    Why, he blowed right up...

    With all the grim news of late (you pick), they just don't report things like they used to:

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    Re: Why, he blowed right up...



    Los Angeles Herald, Volume 32, Number 126, 4 February 1905


    At least we know the year!

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    Re: Why, he blowed right up...

    Great find! So THOSE were the good ol' days.

    Funny, that's not long after the death of Alfred Nobel. In the later years of his life, he was prescribed nitroglycerin for the treatment of his angina. He'd gone from getting rich off of stabilizing nitroglycerin (AKA as dynamite) to taking it internally (though in very small doses). The guy in the newspaper article surely had so much that he experienced profound vasodilation (resulting in his freezing to death).
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    Re: Why, he blowed right up...

    Quote Originally Posted by Boink View Post
    With all the grim news of late (you pick), they just don't report things like they used to:

    nitro.jpg
    I guess he went out with a bang.
    Just Remember.......
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    Re: Why, he blowed right up...

    Quote Originally Posted by AngliaGT View Post
    I guess he went out with a bang.
    He went out singing.....

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