Could you outrun a fireball?


Could you outrun a fireball?

It's a Hollywood classic: Our hero leaps in the nick of time, right before tendrils of flames close in. But could you escape a raging fire in real life? Run from wild fires and explosions in this red-hot episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind.

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Topics in this Podcast: movies, fire