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By: Mike Lipshultz

   Hi, I'm A News Reporter, Can You Help Me Tie My Shoe...

Is it just me or are most TV Reporters dumb as rocks?  Here in Los Angeles I was watching the coverage of a local refinery fire.  One reporter stated, "Look at those flames, that heat is so intense, it's like the temperature you get on the sun".  Hey, I'll give you the fact that the refinery fire was at about 2,000 degrees and that is HOT, but the same as the Sun????  Give me a break.  If it were as hot as the Sun, things would be vaporizing.  Like the fire fighters!. Just for the record:  The coolest parts of the Sun are at about 10 Million degrees (f).  The hottest is over 18 Million degrees (f).

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