The present, it turns out, contained a can of deodorant, which the innocent young pet punctured and then left next to a gas fireplace. When the central heating came on, the gas coming out of the can was ignited and the place went kaboom. We're not sure if we should be relieved that Zeus and the other pets escaped unscathed from the blast or terrified because they clearly planned the whole thing. If there's a lesson here besides "BEWARE PETS," we guess it's "Don't bathe so infrequently that people will give you deodorant for Christmas."
Man Throws Out Garbage ... Breaks Every Window Nearby
One afternoon last week, a 73-year-old retired man from Mallorca, Spain, decided to take out his trash. As soon as the trash bag met with the bottom of the container, though, everything went to hell -- the top of the container flew three stories in the air, all the windows in the surrounding buildings shattered, and three people in addition to the old man were hurt by the explosion. What the hell was in that bag?
"God, no ... someone call Mrs. The Grouch."
The answer: old firework materials, which crashed against the bottom of the trash container, had a volatile chemical reaction with the metal, and proceeded to do what fireworks do best (startle the shit out of everyone). Thankfully, the man -- a former "fireworks specialist" who was already responsible for a previous explosion -- didn't try flushing his old gear down the toilet instead.
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