[Ques] What invention saved miners’ lives by preventing explosions?

The Quiz: What invention saved miners’ lives by preventing explosions?

Canaries in cages
Air pumps
The Davy lamp
Methane detectors

Explanation : Coal was one of the driving materials of the Industrial Revolution, but mining it was a dangerous task. One of the risks was the large concentration of highly flammable methane gas in the mines, which could ignite and cause explosions when miners lit lanterns. Sir Humphry Davy, a prominent chemist, invented a safety lamp that prevented the lamp’s flame from igniting the methane gas. The Davy lamp saved thousands of lives and allowed ever deeper mines to be dug.

Correct Answer: The Davy lamp

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