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Old 06-20-2008, 02:51 PM
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since we are off topic and suffer from pyromania, I will continue with 2 not so memorable experiences
1) I'm 10 or 12, back in the day when it was acceptable to burn virtually anything (as long as it was contained in the city supplied 55 gal drum). We all remember the days of using a magnifying glass in the sun to burn leaves, bugs, etc....I went to the next level; filling the drum halfway with yard debris - twigs, leaves, and such, placed a small box on top containing a few dozen carpenter ants I had just caught, then liberally dumped a cup (maybe a pint) of gasoline around the box and proceeded to light it.....lost my eyebrows, eyelashes, and half my hair, VERY lucky to have nothing more than mild sunburn like redness to my face and neck. YOUNG AND STUPID

2) I'm 15 or 16, always messing with my dads tools...love the Burnzomatic propane "plumbers torch". I proceed to melt a bunch of old plastic toys and such...most notably a bag of the little green army men and associated vehicles. I'm holding a plastic army tank with pliers while torching it, watching the plastic become molten and drip. Mom yells out to come for dinner...scaring the crap out of me, I jump, the molten plastic flips up onto my right hand - 3rd degree burns on my pinky and right ring finger.....literally cooking them to the bone. OLDER>>>>BUT EVEN DUMBER. I've since learned fire, explosions are still WAY COOL......just take a few precautions and initial prep to avoid physical harm

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Old 06-21-2008, 03:57 AM
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...you'll be giving me nightmares with stories like that!

I caught my two five-year-olds lighting a newspaper in the garden the other day...
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Old 06-22-2008, 03:04 PM
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...you'll be giving me nightmares with stories like that!

I caught my two five-year-olds lighting a newspaper in the garden the other day...
With luck, nothing bad will happen. After all, it is but a right of passage.

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