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I don't know what the story is with that hoaxer, if he either didn't do it, or he lied about how he did it and what size balloon he used or whatever, to keep himself out of jail.
Originally posted by WitnessFromAfar
The alleged hoaxer claimed that he launched the balloons 1 minute apart, and that they were not tied together...
Amongst those conclusions, (to Arby's question, as to whether or not a flare flickers on it's way out), certainly, however:
[3) The flare was extremely difficult to extinguish.
- The flare required not only the 4 liter jug of water I had standing by, but kept burning until I drenched it with the hose significantly
- This tells us that once lit, a flare will theoretically stay burning until the fuel supply has been exhausted, possibly even in the rain.]