Last week, noted journalist Michael Hastings was killed in a tragic and dramatic car crash that ended with his new Mercedes-Benz burning in a massive fireball. The intensity of the conflagration have made many people suspicious about the wreck. We asked our physicist.
Normally, we associate massive auto-wreck fireballs with movies and over-the-top effects. It seems to be pretty rare for real-world cars to go up in flames so dramatically, that hardly means it doesn't happen. Here's the full story on why and how cars explode from Jalopnik's on-call physicist, Dr. Stephen Granande:
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