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Man Uses Miso Soup To Fight Raging House Fire

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Fire extinguishers have a new competitor

Miso soup isn’t just a prelude to sushi dinners. It is also a hero.

A Hawaii man quelled a quickly moving house fire, caused by a laundry room electrical shortage, by dousing the flames with the broth, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports. That bought him some time to grab a garden hose and extinguish the flames, reducing it from $200,000 in damage to $10,000.

The so-called superfood edamame has some catching up to do.

[Honolulu Star-Advertiser]

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