A very interesting experiment over at ctmuzzleloaders.com
The question of whether a static electric spark can set of black powder has been debated for a while, and I recall hearing of some previous experiments showing that it could not. Since I am involved in the design of a BP breechloader which is to be electrically fired, I resolved to put the matter to test in two experiments.
Apparently sparks do not ignite blackpowder!
Read the article here.
Hat Tip: The Real Gun Guys