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TheMoMan
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Icon 1 posted November 09, 2006 17:36      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Hi All________________________I usally have great respect for other Vets, but this one has me stumpped.

LONDON A 22-year-old man suffered internal injuries after lighting a small firecracker he had inserted into his buttocks, paramedics said Thursday.

The incident took place Sunday, when Britain celebrated Bonfire Night, traditionally marked with fireworks to celebrate the Guy Fawkes' gunpowder plot to blow up Parliament in the 17th century.

The man suffered burns and other unspecified internal injuries in the incident in Sunderland, 275 miles north of London.

Katherine Shenton, a spokeswoman for the North East Ambulance Service, said a caller had phoned in that the victim was bleeding after the firecracker exploded.

Several of the man's friends recorded the incident on a mobile phone. The blurry images show a man bent over with his pants down and a white flash as the firecracker explodes.

The Times newspaper reported the man is a soldier who recently returned from Iraq.

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This gives a whole new meaning to "pain in the ass."
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Icon 1 posted November 09, 2006 20:29      Profile for spungo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by TheMoMan:
A 22-year-old man suffered internal injuries after lighting a small firecracker he had inserted into his buttocks...

Rectum? Well, I can't imagine it did them any good.

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Mel
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Icon 1 posted November 09, 2006 20:51      Profile for Mel     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by TheMoMan:

The Times newspaper reported the man is a soldier who recently returned from Iraq.

That's funny that an American paper listed this fact. Don't they usually try to make the soldiers look good? There were a couple incidences already where American soldiers accidentally bombed the Canadian troops, and my aunt who lives in New York never heard about it in any of the news. Propaganda is a funny thing...
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Icon 1 posted November 09, 2006 21:08      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Mel:
quote:
Originally posted by TheMoMan:

The Times newspaper reported the man is a soldier who recently returned from Iraq.

That's funny that an American paper listed this fact.
Um, I suspect it's referring to another (and far older) 'The Times', not that Johnnie-come-lately rag from New York.

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quote:
Originally posted by spungo:
Rectum? Well, I can't imagine it did them any good.

hehe. And his friends were filming it? I take it that none of them were even vaguely intelligent enough (or, sober enough) to realise that putting explosives up your arse isn't sensible?
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From the good 'ol boys medical dictionary.

Rectum: Durn near kilt 'em.

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On the subject of really stupid people ...

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From TFA:
Stefaan Vanthournout, 24, was with a group of about six other tourists who ignored crocodile warning signs and waded into Masons Creek, on the south side of Cape Tribulation in Far North Queensland, after spotting the two-metre saltwater crocodile lying on the riverbank.

"They looked across the creek and they saw this crocodile there on the other bank," Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service spokesman, Mark Read, said.

"They then waded across the creek to the other side. It's pretty risky behaviour."

As they did so, the crocodile, which locals call Allan, slipped into the water.

"Then the gentleman in question wanted to get a better photograph of the crocodile, which by this stage had submerged.

"And the gentleman then picked up a short stick, approximately 30 centimetres long, and was tapping the water within about a metre and a half of the crocodile to try and get a better photograph.

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"It lunged out and grabbed his knee and the worst part is he didn't get the photo."

"I tell you, it's a candidate for the Darwin Awards - the awards for doing stupid things."

The Darwin Awards "salute the improvement of the human genome by honouring those who remove themselves from it," says the awards' website.



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quote:
Originally posted by TheMoMan:
lighting a small firecracker he had inserted into his buttocks

Didn't they pull this off in the Jackass movie? Chances are, that's where this schmuck got the idea.

Damn it, doesn't anyone read disclaimers anymore?! [Razz]

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He wasn't killed, just humiliated and hurt.

I'd suggest he got what he deserved, learned his lesson, and all is well.

Move along. Nothing to see here.

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quote:
Originally posted by Demosthenes:
quote:
Originally posted by TheMoMan:
lighting a small firecracker he had inserted into his buttocks

Didn't they pull this off in the Jackass movie? Chances are, that's where this schmuck got the idea.

Damn it, doesn't anyone read disclaimers anymore?! [Razz]

I think they used bottle rockets in "Jackass". That way only the stick was between their buttocks. I think they still got burned. [devil wand]
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Icon 1 posted November 10, 2006 08:18      Profile for BooBooKitty     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Potential candidate for the Darwin Awards??
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Well, they might add him as a runner up, but you have to die to get an award!

The silliest thing I've heard was some kids near me duelling with light sabers made from glass tubes (strip lights I think?) filled with petrol and ignited. Not a good idea.

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quote:
Originally posted by uilleann:
Well, they might add him as a runner up, but you have to die to get an award!

The silliest thing I've heard was some kids near me duelling with light sabers made from glass tubes (strip lights I think?) filled with petrol and ignited. Not a good idea.

Actually, according to the book, you just have to remove yourself from the gene pool to win a Darwin Award. Typically this means death, but given the proximity of the fire/explosion, it's entirely possible that the bloke adequately damaged himself to win...

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hm, true ... actually that would be even funnier :-)
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quote:
Originally posted by dragonman97:
quote:
Originally posted by uilleann:
Well, they might add him as a runner up, but you have to die to get an award!

The silliest thing I've heard was some kids near me duelling with light sabers made from glass tubes (strip lights I think?) filled with petrol and ignited. Not a good idea.

Actually, according to the book, you just have to remove yourself from the gene pool to win a Darwin Award. Typically this means death, but given the proximity of the fire/explosion, it's entirely possible that the bloke adequately damaged himself to win...
Given the proximity of the prostate, an organ nessesary for reproduction, the brave seaman of the USS testes may never see daylight again.

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quote:
Originally posted by dragonman97:
Actually, according to the book, you just have to remove yourself from the gene pool to win a Darwin Award. Typically this means death, but given the proximity of the fire/explosion, it's entirely possible that the bloke adequately damaged himself to win...

Some 'train-surfers' from oz got nominated a few years ago. These guys got very drunk, decided it would be fun to ride on the roof of the (electric) train, then took a leak on some high-voltage components. They survived, but their genes will not be passed on.

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I'm sorry. No, really. I am.

But it has to be said, and you all are dodging the issue, "What an A$$HOLE"!

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You're too harsh GG, it's just a little party-trick that backfired.

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TheMoMan
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TFD___________________________These things usually follow "Here hold my beer and you ain't going to believe this".

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Oh man...

All I can say is, what wouldve happened if he passed gases at the same moment?

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What would make you think that he didn't? With everything else going on in that vicinity at the moment of ignition, it seems highly likely that some, (perhaps considerable), gaseous leakage would have occurred simultaneously. [Eek!]

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I don't know what I was thinking... it seemed like a good idea at the time.

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