posted on Apr, 26 2013 @ 08:57 PM
reply to post by Ex_CT2
It sounds like a completely logical scenario! Taser's run on high voltages, Flammable liquids are well, flammable. The issue is If the taser hits you
it's likely to stick into you, making a complete circuit, where no sparking would occur.
If one of the two darts does not penetrate you, the human body is not a good enough conductor for the failed dart to jump a gap between you and the
dart, so again no spark to cause ignition.
The wires attached to the darts are insulated, so it would not be a matter of sparking between the wires.
The only logical solution is the neither dart penetrated, but were close enough to spark between those two darts. Now go look at the gap in a spark
plug, that's pretty much how close those darts would have to be in order to create a spark.
The same gap would be required between two conductive surfaces either the dart or your body.
If the dart were stuck in your closes and not you, again the gap between that dart and your flesh is 20/1000s of an inch or less for a spark to occur,
that's also not enough air circulation to ignite the flammable liquid.
It's not a matter of if the mythbusters got it right or wrong, it served a point in showing how infinitely small the possibility of anything like
this ever happening is.
Until I can read some more sources, I'm not sure I believe the taser was the source of ignition, or even if this event occurred.