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originally posted by: Josephus
I like the one where the guy replaces a blown fuse in his truck's fuse panel with a .22 caliber bullet which heats up and discharges killing him.
Where did the tale come from? It was likely a fanciful reworking of an earlier version that had appeared on the Internet in March 1996: Dave so-and-so of Anniston, Alabama, was injured recently after he attempted to replace a tubelike fuse in his Chevy pickup with a 22-caliber rifle bullet (used because it was a perfect fit). However, when electricity heated the bullet, it went off and shot him in the knee. www.snopes.com...
originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: GogoVicMorrow
No the guy jumping on unexploded ordinance qualifies. We are getting caught up in the details of whose ordinance it was and where, but I don't care who you are or whose bomb it is ... jumping on an unexploded bomb is stupid as is pounding on an old sea mine.
And for the same reason. If this wasn't a movie, I'd nominate the old farmer for a Darwin Award because it does later explode.
Since no one has yet died, I cannot, alas, nominate any of the idiots who've been caught by the stupid fire challenge or else those would be my real nominees.
Who on earth thinks it's a good idea to douse their bodies in flammable liquids and light up? I may have played with rubbing alcohol and matches in my day, but I was smart enough to know better than to burn it off my own hide.