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Boy Thrown Through Window By Exploding Toilet 15

Posted by samzenpus
from the mythbusters-did-it dept.
A 13-year-old boy was blown out of his toilet, and through a window by sparking a lighter just moments after spraying the room with air freshener. "I sprayed the toilet because it smelled. Then I began fiddling with a lighter my dad left in there and suddenly there was this big orange whoosh! of flame. I woke up outside with my clothes burned off me and smelling like a barbecue," said Dennis. Remind me to never have barbecue at this kid's house.

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Boy Thrown Through Window By Exploding Toilet

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  • With 7 billion people in the world, I guess it was bound to happen eventually.

  • In the 1989 film Lethal Weapon 2, Roger Murtaugh (Danny Glover) finds his toilet booby trapped to explode as soon as he gets up.

  • by Tatisimo (1061320) on Friday November 14, 2008 @06:26PM (#25766277)
    In places where the old fashioned outhouses are used, there's always some idiot who decides to smoke while in there. Due to the gases that have built up in there, the tiniest spark will... Don't even wanna think about it! Let's just say that I always figured that the Goatse guy must have had some accident of that sort.
  • At a rough guess, the gas used to push the aerosol from the can was probably butane

    Butane + Oxygen + spark = kabooom.

    If the kid dies, he'll get my vote for a Darwin Award.

    • Wrong. In this case the kid wasn't stupid. How was he supposed to know that the propeller would explode? He was A KID. In any case, it's the parents and not the kid who should get a Darwin Award (he's their descendance after all) for not being careful as to warn him.

      But I'm more inclined to think that there was a methane leak coming from the toilet... "I sprayed the toilet because it smelled". You don't get a huge explosion just because you sprayed some air freshener. There had to be a huge methane buildup

      • by X0563511 (793323)

        The picture isn't from the story. If you look, there are weeds growing around the toilet.

  • Why do I feel like heading for snopes.com?
  • hey wait before you start fussing about diving this kid an award didn't the mythbusters do 2 thing like this when they filled a toilet with all kinds of flamable crap and they got it to blow up after they had to light the match and drop it in the toilet. the second one was when they blew up a porta john by fillinf it with methane and it took them a while to get it to go boom. im just saying this doesn't sound right

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