Thiebear Posted July 21, 2010 Share Posted July 21, 2010 http://www.hutchnews.com/OddNews/2-men-burned-in-Wash--state-methanol-explosion Fark.com: FAIL: Unless your name is Wile E. Coyote, don't put four gallons of methanol in a 55-gallon barrel, ignite it, and expect to ride it across a parking lot like a rocket. 2 men burned in Wash. state methanol explosion SEDRO-WOOLLEY, Wash. - Two men who were apparently trying to take an unusual thrill ride were seriously injured in an explosion at a shop that builds and services race cars in Washington state. Fire Chief Dean Klinger told the Skagit Valley Herald the men put about four gallons of methanol in a 55-gallon barrel in the parking lot Sunday night, sat on top and lit it for a "barrel ride." Klinger says, "Apparently it was supposed to slide across the parking lot like a rocket. Instead, it blew up." He says one end of the barrel flew 120 feet. The men were responsive when paramedics arrived at Funk Racing. They were taken to a local hospital, then flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with severe burns. I like how Fark summed it up nicely. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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