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"Man blows flat up with insect spray

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Another candidate for the Darwin awards.   Crazy

"Man blows flat up with insect spray

"A German man used so much insect killer that he blew himself up when a spark from his computer ignited the aerosol spray.

Walter Mueller, 36, from Schleswig-Holstein, caused more than £100,000 of damage and debris flew up to 100 metres away.

But, amazingly, he was not badly hurt and was released from hospital after treatment for minor injuries.

Mueller had closed all the windows and emptied several cans of extra strong insect-spray before sitting at his computer to surf the internet.

A spark of electricity ignited the powerful fumes, causing an explosion that demolished the flat and blew out all the windows.

Several neighbouring apartments were also damaged but none of the other residents were injured. The street outside had to be closed for several hours."

http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_1398752.html?menu=news.quirkies.quirkygaffes
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Comments

1.
Comment by Rip Snorter - June 13, 2005, 11:31 am
Whew! Lucky old Walter managed to survive that, hopefully to reproduce and keep the gene-pool going..... wonder what the offspring will look like after all that insect spray finishes with the scrambled eggs job on his chromosomes.
Jack
2.
ToddComment by Todd - June 14, 2005, 9:03 am
When I first saw the headline of your Blog entry, I thought it meant he was fixing a flat tire by blowing it up with insect spray! Ha!
3.
konaneComment by konane - June 16, 2005, 7:55 pm
I thought so too when first seeing the headlines. Reminds me of the guy who went into a porta potty, lit a cigarette and blew it up ... now he's suing the company for not servicing the porta potties on a more regular basis. Both guys are a few fries short of a Happy Meal.

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