- According to emergency crews, the foam that took over the Californian town of Santa Clara resulted from the accidental discharge of fire retardant at San Jose Airport!
- It’s reported that the San Jose Fire Dept arrived to find a 3-metre foam blob that almost covered street signs, but no fire.
- Captain Mitch Matlow said the foam can be carcinogenic in high concentration, which may have worried the cyclist who looked to be having a great time in the foam, which he said felt and smelled like soap.
- The foam is an aqueous film forming foam, which was invented by Russian engineer Aleksandr Loran in 1902.
- The film works by cooling the fire and coating fuel so it does not come into further contact with oxygen.