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Rocket Man Regrets Sledding Episode

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avatar Rocket Man Regrets Sledding Episode
February 02, 2010 06:01PM
http://www.wwj.com/Homemade-Sled-Rocket-Explodes--Man-Hospitalized/6258263

Homemade Sled Rocket Explodes, Man Hospitalized

Don't try this at home. The Oakland County Sheriffs Department says a 62-year-old Independence Township man tried to make his own rocket backpack and ended up in the hospital with severe burns and an eye injury. ....

Investigators say after consuming an unknown quantity of alcohol on Saturday night, the man constructed a device out of a motorcycle muffler filled with gunpowder and gasoline. He strapped the device to his back, donned a plastic garbage bag as a cap and a helmet, and asked another person to light a wick as he began to sled down the hill. .......



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/02/2010 06:02PM by Frank Furter.
avatar Re: Rocket Man Regrets Sledding Episode
February 02, 2010 08:09PM
You have to love the juxtaposition of that story with the advertisement for Kettering University.

Biography link for Charles Kettering:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_F._Kettering

[Added note: In going back to the article, I discovered that the advertisement to the right of it rotates through several subjects. When I first clicked on the link, there was one touting Kettering U.]



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/02/2010 08:24PM by szalkowski.
avatar Re: Rocket Man Regrets Sledding Episode
February 02, 2010 08:21PM
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szalkowski
You have to love the juxtaposition of that story with the advertisement for Kettering University.

Biography link for Charles Kettering:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_F._Kettering

Freon and leaded gasoline. What a guy!
avatar Re: Rocket Man Regrets Sledding Episode
February 02, 2010 08:27PM
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eeek
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szalkowski
You have to love the juxtaposition of that story with the advertisement for Kettering University.

Biography link for Charles Kettering:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_F._Kettering

Freon and leaded gasoline. What a guy!



The electric starter was his real contribution. The G.M. Research Laboratories are officially named after him.
avatar Re: Rocket Man Regrets Sledding Episode
February 03, 2010 09:38AM
Most assuredly advertising his candidacy for a Darwin Award!
avatar Re: Rocket Man Regrets Sledding Episode
February 03, 2010 09:49AM
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california-trailwalker
Most assuredly advertising his candidacy for a Darwin Award!

Or the Hold-my-beer-and-watch-this Award.



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
avatar Re: Rocket Man Regrets Sledding Episode
February 04, 2010 07:19AM
Since he survived this gene pool will continue!
avatar Re: Rocket Man Regrets Sledding Episode
February 04, 2010 01:23PM
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tomdisco
Since he survived this gene pool will continue!

Not if he doesn't mate.
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