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Balloon in car creates XL explosion

Discussion in 'Humor - Jokes - Games and Diversions' started by ghostrider, Feb 8, 2006.

  1. ghostrider

    ghostrider Resident Poltergeist Founding Member

    Balloon in car creates XL explosion

    Tuesday, February 7, 2006; Posted: 8:40 a.m. EST (13:40 GMT)

    SHERIDAN, Colorado (AP) -- A couple planning to set off their own Super Bowl pyrotechnics accidentally blew up their own car while transporting a balloon filled with an explosive gas.

    Norman Frey, 46, and his companion suffered busted eardrums in the explosion Sunday as they drove to a party for Super Bowl XL, according to the Arapahoe County sheriff.

    The balloon had been filled with acetylene, a flammable gas used in welding, and it had rolled across the back seat, possibly causing static electricity that ignited the gas.

    The explosion broke windows, bent doors outwards and pushed up the roof about a foot.

    "Looking at the car closely, it's amazing that these people weren't killed," Sheriff Grayson Robinson said.

    Several people reported the explosion, but when a deputy arrived, Frey and the woman had abandoned the vehicle.

    The license plate led them to Frey, who faces a felony charge of possession, use, or removal of explosives or incendiary devices. The woman will not be charged, authorities said.
  2. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    When I was a kid my dad blew up a few balloons filled with acetylene. Just for the fun of it. To show us what it would do. He also killed a lot of ants that way after they started stripping the newly planted trees and bushes of my mom's. He filled up the ant hole with acetylene, let it run for a while, then through a match at the whole. Needless to say the ground shook and the windows rattled. No ants ever came out of that hole again.
  3. BigUglyOne

    BigUglyOne Monkey+++ Founding Member

    We blew the door off of an old fridge with one when I was a kid :D Shot it right accross the back yard
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