Why Are Things Exploding?

Why Are Things Exploding?

Following the devastating explosions in Tianjin on August 12, a chemical plant exploded in Shandong on August 22.

Though there are still questions surrounding the explosions, here are the most likely causes:

  • Mix of anhydrous nitric acid and oleum hot new toy this year.
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Two-Kilometer Exclusion Zone Established Around Tianjin City Officials

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BEIJING — In the wake of the massive chemical explosions in Tianjin last week, Chinese authorities have established a two-kilometer exclusion zone around all civil servants in the Tianjin area, effective Monday.


What Are Our Chinese New Year’s Resolutions?

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Lose weight, stop smoking and call discipline authorities on unpopular manager — 22%
Misquote more ancient classics — 10%
Help fallen people in street instead of watching them die — 16%


How Are We Spending Chinese New Year?

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Weeping in holding cell of Southeast Asian airport — 12%
Pretending to be married, for our parents’ sake — 30%
Hosting CCTV New Year’s Gala — 10%

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