The Hindenburg Had a Smoking Room. Yes, That Hindenburg.

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Did you know that the notoriously flammable Hindenburg airship had a smoking room? Passengers could only get to it through an airlock door. But yes, the hydrogen-filled Hindenburg had a special room where people could set sticks of tobacco on fire. (1937)

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Do you really think that they didn't design the room to safely allow smoking? All airships of the time had smoking rooms and not a single one was lost because people smoking in the smoking room cause a fire. Oh wait, it is more important to be ironic than factual.