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Gt'er missing for the past few weeks?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by TBO, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. TBO

    TBO Why so serious? CLM

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    Man hurt after homemade rocket explodes during party stunt


    (CNN) -- A 62-year-old Michigan man was severely burned when a homemade rocket strapped on his back exploded while he slid down a snowy hill on a sled, authorities said this week.

    The rocket stunt was the grand finale on Saturday during the man's annual sledding party at his Oakland County, Michigan, home, the sheriff's department said.

    "He is known for doing 'crazy things' at his parties," an Oakland County sheriff's department statement said. "On this date, after consuming an unknown quantity of alcohol, he constructed a device out of a motorcycle muffler and pipe."

    Inside the makeshift rocket, the victim placed gunpowder, heads from matches and gasoline. He donned a helmet and took a sled to the top of a snowy embankment.

    "He asked another person to light a wick and then began to sled down a hill. At some point during the ride downhill, the device exploded. The results of the explosion were second-degree burns to the victim's face," the sheriff's department statement said.

    No one else was injured during the incident.

    The man, whose identity is not yet known, was hospitalized with significant damage to one of his eyes and could face criminal charges, authorities said.

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  2. Smashy

    Smashy

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  3. G26S239

    G26S239 NRA Patron

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    Amazing! I bet he had no idea that gunpowder could explode under such conditions. Que lastima.
     
  4. WayaX

    WayaX Lifetime Member

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    At least he wore a helmet.
     
  5. certifiedfunds

    certifiedfunds Cosmopolitan Bias

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  6. RonS

    RonS Millennium Member

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    No, if it had been a GTr, he would have been on from the internet in his room in the hospital to tell us about it.
     
  7. Carrys

    Carrys Inquisitive

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    Sounds like another 7/12'er.


    Yes sir, the weather's just fine up here.:rofl:
     
  8. DEADLYACCURATE

    DEADLYACCURATE Senior Member

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    :supergrin:
     
  9. DEADLYACCURATE

    DEADLYACCURATE Senior Member

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    tbhracing Senior Member

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    Seriously- there are a few GTers missing- The other racing guy from TX and the Master Shake. Clyde Kenpo Proofessor just showed up so he is still breathing. (Stocking up for his river sales?)
     
  11. Glock-it-to-me

    Glock-it-to-me Catching liars

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    Go ask Alice, I think she'll know
    62 years old? That sounds more like a college stunt.
     
  12. Hartford

    Hartford

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    I wonder if anyone had to hold his beer, or did he take it with him?
     
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    RioKid

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    Robert Goddard would be proud of him.:rofl::rofl:
     
  14. OKGlocker

    OKGlocker Geezer Member

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    It probably worked a lot better on paper...
    And here I thought it was just us southern rednecks whose last statement was "Hey guys, watch this!"
    :rofl:
     
  15. costanza187

    costanza187 I like Macs

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    He must be a graduate of the Wile E. Coyote school of engineering.