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Nice Try At A Darwin Award.  
User currently offlineDXing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (5 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1440 times:

I have seen people do this countless times and it always gets my attention. Some people either refuse to read or pay attention to the signs that clearly say no smoking around the pumps. You have to feel sorry for the guy who's car got burned up in the process. Perhaps he will choose a smarter friend to hang out with. I'm surprised the woman, if she is the mom, didn't go ape on the guy even though he was on fire. Kudo's to the brand new employee who hit the kill switch on the pump and doused the idiot on fire. He should get an immediate raise and be up for a managerial position as soon as one opens up.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worl...ight-cigarette-petrol-station.html

It is believed that the unnamed man then made the nearly-fatal mistake of trying to light a cigarette while standing next to his friend - still pumping the highly flammable gas into the car.
What happened next was caught on a surveillance camera at the petrol station in Chandler, Arizona.
A massive explosion engulfed the hapless man in flames, leaving him flailing about in terror until a quick-thinking petrol station employee managed to douse him in water.


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User currently offlineConnies4ever From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 4066 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (5 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1419 times:

I saw this as well on CNN and simply could not believe my eyes ! Truly a WTF moment.
I'm sure someone will 'earn' the Darwin for 2009, but I think this guy gets an honourable mention.



Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.
User currently offlineWildcatYXU From Canada, joined May 2006, 2598 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (5 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1399 times:

How about this guy with 2 boys here? They actually can get the award.

http://drahovsky.blog.sme.sk/c/18862...cka-udalost-na-Valasskej-rely.html

The article is in Slovak so you probably won't understand it, but look where they're standing in the picture and what happens to them in the video.


User currently offlineFatmirJusufi From Albania, joined Jan 2009, 2441 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (5 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1383 times:



Quoting WildcatYXU (Reply 2):
How about this guy with 2 boys here? They actually can get the award.

http://drahovsky.blog.sme.sk/c/18862....html

Did they survived?



DO FLIGHTS. NOT FIGHTS.
User currently offlineWildcatYXU From Canada, joined May 2006, 2598 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (5 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1376 times:



Quoting FatmirJusufi (Reply 3):
Did they survived?

No. The man and both boys were killed. Father, son and son's friend.


User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (5 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1310 times:



Quoting DXing (Thread starter):
Some people either refuse to read or pay attention to the signs that clearly say no smoking around the pumps.

Or some people are just retarded and should know better than smoking around flammable materials, regardless if signs are posted or not.

I remember out by Humble Tx, there are several large fireworks warehouses that are right NEXT DOOR to gas stations. Smart indeed  Yeah sure


User currently offlineFatmirJusufi From Albania, joined Jan 2009, 2441 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (5 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1302 times:



Quoting WildcatYXU (Reply 4):
Quoting FatmirJusufi (Reply 3):
Did they survived?

No. The man and both boys were killed. Father, son and son's friend.

Tragic. It's really sad.  Sad



DO FLIGHTS. NOT FIGHTS.
User currently offlineAvt007 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 2132 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (5 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1190 times:

I was in Vegas recently, and on TV they were running public service ads, demonstrating the risks of filling your car, and static electricity. Specifically they focussed on filling gas cans, but the videos they showed were real eye openers.

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