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Another good question was Q: What should you do if a mattress catches fire? A: Throw it overboard.

This prompted a lot of discussion, with most people thinking a fire extinguisher would be a better option than dragging a flaming mattress through the cabin. What I want to know is what exactly you were getting up to that you set the mattress on fire! ;)
Well.. in those days people did consume quantities of tobacco on board, either in cigarettes or pipes (back when Marlboro Man was alive), so I don't imagine it was uncommon for some poor fool to wake up only to find his mattress on fire.

Besides, emptying a Dry Power extinguisher on a burning mattress isn't necessarily a good idea. Try it at home (in a confined space in a corner of the garage preferably) and see how long it takes you to clean up the mess!! :)
 
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