According to an article from the Center for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters, 90% of all natural disasters are water-related. But storms, floods, tsunamis, and droughts are not the only threats we face. As our article shows, we should be very careful with even a small bottle of water on a hot day.
Today we want to warn you that water bottles left in the car can cause fires or result in other (major or minor) damages. If you are puzzled with the idea of how it is possible, scroll down.
How it happens:
Have you ever tried to set a sheet of paper on fire using a magnifying glass under direct sunlight? This involves the same process as that.
When sunbeams go through plastic and liquid it has the same effect as a magnifying glass. In a test conducted by the Midwest City Fire Department, sunlight that went through a bottle of water reached 250º! That’s hot enough to convince you to become a full-time pedestrian.
The precautionary measures may seem obvious enough, but we still want to remind you about them.