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It seemed like a good idea at the time…

A German who tried to fix his leaky air mattress blew up his apartment instead, the fire brigade in the western city of Duesseldorf said Wednesday.

The 45-year-old man used tire repair solvent to plug a hole in his airbed and left it overnight.

But it blew up when he went to inflate it the next day. “A spark from the electric air pump ignited it,” a fire brigade spokesman said.

The blast pushed his living room wall into the building’s stairwell and caused extensive damage to walls, windows and furniture.

via Man tries to fix airbed

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July 15, 2009 Posted by | accident messes, Dumb Stuff, Explosion | Comments Off on It seemed like a good idea at the time…

…And you thought your 10 handicap was good…

Braeden Furlow teed up his SpongeBob SquarePants ball from about 85 yards out, picked up a 3-wood and made a solid hit that bounced twice on the fairway before landing in the hole. Some golfers go their whole lives without marking down a “1.” Braeden’s hole-in-one was his first, but that shouldn’t be a surprise — he’s all of 6 years old.

via Yahoo! News.

July 15, 2009 Posted by | cool stuff, Kids | Comments Off on …And you thought your 10 handicap was good…

Crescent Earth from the moon, 1967 NASA photo

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July 15, 2009 Posted by | Astronomy, cool stuff | , | Comments Off on Crescent Earth from the moon, 1967 NASA photo

He may not be the luckiest man in the UK but he must be close

Stephen Newton just won a share in an £8m National Lottery jackpot. That’s lucky, you say. Well, yes, it is but, according to the Daily Telegraph,  it isn’t the first bit of luck Mr. Newton has had.

In 1998 he was buried for 16 hours under one of the biggest snowslides in UK history and survived.

In 1990 he was missing at sea while on a night sailing exercise when his boat lost its’ sails and was washed ashore 24 hours later.

If you are thinking of buying a lottery ticket you might want to have Mr. Newton rub it for you just for luck.

via Ananova – Avalanche survivor wins Lotto.

July 15, 2009 Posted by | adventure | Comments Off on He may not be the luckiest man in the UK but he must be close