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Man Offered $150k for Exploding Jar of Fruit 30 30

Darryl Alexander of Southfield, Mi. claims that a lid from an exploding jar of Del Monte fruit knocked him unconscious. Since this is an unacceptable way to get one of your 2-4 recommended daily servings, he decided to sue Del Monte and Kroger where he bought the explosive jar. Both companies deny any responsibility but have offered the sore jawed Alexander $150k to settle the suit. "It happened so fast. I just had no time to react. ... I staggered, lost consciousness and fell to the floor. I eventually screamed for my wife," he said.


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Man Offered $150k for Exploding Jar of Fruit

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  • Re:Bloody idiot. (Score:3, Insightful)

    by russ1337 (938915) on Saturday November 20, 2010 @03:43PM (#34292646)

    Man heats a bottle, hits it with a hammer then blames someone else? Why did the judge not say "sod off, you leech"?

    Modern litigation-crazy America, this is why we hate you :-(

    This used to be the worst thing about America. Now it's probably the least worst thing.

  • Laws of Physics? (Score:3, Insightful)

    by echucker (570962) on Sunday November 21, 2010 @08:31AM (#34297358) Homepage
    The guy claimed the lid came off with enough force to render him unconscious. Considering the lids to those jars weigh probably 10g at most, how fast would it have to travel to hit him hard enough to be knocked out? I'm betting at least a few hundred m/s. Wanna bet that the force required to propel the lid at such a velocity already would have blown the glass jar into shards long before he tried to open it?

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