From: Stephen D. Williams (email@example.com)
Date: Fri May 18 2001 - 11:51:47 PDT
"Roy T. Fielding" wrote:
> On Tue, May 15, 2001 at 03:17:29PM -0400, Rodent of Unusual Size wrote:
> > http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A23370-2001May13.html
> > BTW, does anyone know the etymology of the expression, "Oh, the
> > humanity!"?
> First I heard it was in the movie/radio reel from the Hindenburg disaster.
> The big blimp that went boom! The announcer said it as the molten metal
> started to collapse around almost-survivors on the ground. It was probably
> common before that, but I think anyone who uses the phrase now is
> remembering it from that movie reel.
BTW, you guys know that the Hindenburg burned like that because of the
aluminum-powder fabric covering, not because it was full of hydrogen?
There was a good article about it a couple years ago. The fabric was
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