This is a pretty interesting and funny argument about parents who do not want to vaccinate their children. Instead of using multiple sources on how vaccines save children, he takes the argument down a road with no brakes. Good read for mechanics.
I’M AN ANTI-BRAKER
Guys, I wanted to let you know about a personal decision I recently made. I don’t really feel like discussing it, but I want to put my position out there. Please be respectful. This is a really long post, but please read the whole thing.
I’m taking the brakes off my car. This isn’t a rash decision, so please listen up.
A few weeks ago I saw a car accident – two people went through an intersection at the same time. Both slammed on their brakes at the same time and collided. Fortunately no one was seriously injured.
But then it occurred to me – if they had just gone through the intersection, they wouldn’t have collided. The brakes CAUSED the accident!
Two basic ingredients that technicians are sure to have in their garage — pool cleaner and brake fluid.
You don’t need pure chlorine, what you need is “pool shock” or calcium hypochlorite. Your brake fluid should be a type with polyethylene glycol. When you mix the two together, nothing happens. Well, for about 15 seconds nothing happens.
Soon the mixture bubbles up, builds up pressure inside the water bottle forcing the plastic to expand and … POW! Erupts into a red flame.
Is brake fluid flammable? Not necessarily. Here’s an explanation from i09:
“In studies of the reaction, all the brake fluid is consumed by the fire, but no effort on the part of the researchers can get the brake fluid to ignite on its own. The calcium hypochlorite is ripping the brake fluid apart, grabbing the hydrocarbons in it, and the heat from the reaction is making them ignite. In conclusion, boom.”
Here’s a few things to be careful for:
This reaction will work in any bottle, including glass bottles. Do not use a glass bottle to try this out. The glass will break into shards and the shards shooting off from the reaction could result in an injury.
It’s also a chemical reaction people, there’s nothing inherently safe about those …
But, you can Youtube the reaction safely! Check out this video:
Every once and a while we compile a quick gallery of pictures of the very worst brakes Reddit has to offer. These pictures are taken by shop owners or mechanics, and then anonymously uploaded onto Reddit’s secure server to share with the world. This week, we have some seriously funny photos.
This customer wanted a quick fix so he could get to work on time..
Photo by /u/hanzG
This next customer complained about a hard time steering
Photo by /u/att2455
This customer said she heard a weird sound being emitted from the base of her car
Photo by /u/apalms93
This customer waited too long to get their brakes checked..
Photo by /u/longwestwood
Finally, in our last picture we have a customer who knew he needed his brakes checked, waited to long, and decided to post a picture of his stupidity on the internet.
Photo by /u/Fixsh*t
We hope you enjoyed our montage of bad brakes and learned the same valuable lesson these poor customers did when realizing it was way too late to get their brakes fixed. It is imperative to properly maintain you brakes and get them checked at least every 6 months to a year. You don’t want your brakes to end up on this website, so its up to you do your part and take care of your car!
Every so often, we find the worst possible cases of brake rotor and pad delamination on Reddit. These posts are all submitted anonymously, and are usually derived from mechanics, shop owners or just plain DIYers.
This week, we have four select photos that absolutely scream brake failure. Some of them you’ll wonder how they even made it in to the shop!
1) This customer complained of brake noise. Photo by GearHeadLV
2) This next customer forgot the E-brake and didn’t notice.. Photo by LeoCreations
3) “My brakes don’t seem to work as well as they used to” Photo by Aye-aye-ron_
4) The last customer bought his new car from an auction..this is what was ‘helping’ him stop. Photo by Reboticon