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Discussion in 'Exploring everything under the sun!!' started by spiper, September 28, 2002.

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    1. spiper

      spiper Active Member

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      Got this from a friend:

      We had a report of a fire at one of our housing developments a couple of weeks ago. When we arrived, we found several windows blown out of one end of the house with evidence of several small fires that had self extinguished...including the occupant. He had singed the hair from his head, no eyebrows, nor eyelashes.

      When questioned, he told me, "I don't know what the hell happened. I was trying to kill a mouse and the next thing I know, there was an explosion and fire was everywhere. I think the water heater exploded. I had been chasing that damned mouse with a spray can and when I chased him behind the water heater, it blew up."

      I went into the room where the water heater was located, and outside of some scorching in the room and the window glass being gone, there was little damage. As I searched the room for the cause, I found a spray can on the floor. Finding it extremely difficult to contain myself, I asked him if this was the can he had used. He told me that it was.

      He had sprayed a nearly full can of starter fluid (ether) into the utility room. When he chased the mouse behind the water heater, he apparently triggered the flash of ether in the room when the spray came into the general vicinity of the pilot light of the gas water heater. When I tried to explain to him what had caused the flash, he asked me, "You mean that stuff is flammable?" I just set the empty can on the counter, and told him to have his insurance company call me for the report.

      Oh, yeah. No word on the condition of the mouse. If he was smart, he kept on running.
       
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    3. Alec

      Alec Elite Moderator Moderator Emeritus

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      One thing I've learned in life: If it's in a spray can and you don't know if it's flammable, it probably is!
       
    4. Mikes95XLT

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      One word...... DUH!!!!!!! :hammer:
       
    5. james t

      james t moderation Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      this is one more example of my "stupid gene" theory. 30 years ago the average 5yr. old child would have known better...:rolleyes:
       
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      He sounds like a runner up for the Darwin Awards.
       
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      Flounder Owns 10,000 Marbles Elite Explorer Moderator Emeritus

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      Isn't natural selection supposed to prevent these people from existing? :)
       
    8. spiper

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      All I got to say is, job security!:D
       
    9. Crankcase

      Crankcase Moderator Emeritus Moderator Emeritus

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      He would be a runner up by suing the water heater company for having an open pilot light:rolleyes:
       
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      i thought you only got nominated for a darwin awards if you werent fit enough to survive
       
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      OOPS! I guess you are right. I was getting the two mixed up. I was thinking of the "Stella" Awards:) both would still apply in this situation:D

      Now I remember, here:
      http://www.darwinawards.com/
       

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