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    Man dies from drinking gas and then smoking...

    REALLY??????

    http://myfox8.com/2012/02/28/nc-man-...-causing-fire/

    he apparently mistook a jar of gasoline sitting by the kitchen sink for a beverage. After taking a gulp, he spit the gas out and got some on his clothes.

    Sometime later, investigators say Banning went outside to smoke a cigarette and burst into flame.

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    This sounds like an episode of "1,000 Ways To Die", on SpikeTV

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    Quote Originally Posted by oh_gal View Post
    This sounds like an episode of "1,000 Ways To Die", on SpikeTV
    Before this story, I'd always thought some of the stories on 1000WTD were fakes. Now I expect this will be 1001.

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    Gee. It sounds so ridiculous, but... that poor man. He probably never, ever expected that, and now he is gone.

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    Darwin Award?

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    Quote Originally Posted by marycarney View Post
    Darwin Award?
    That's what I was thinking, why didn't he change his clothes???
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    Quote Originally Posted by marycarney View Post
    Darwin Award?
    Quote Originally Posted by LinasK View Post
    That's what I was thinking, why didn't he change his clothes???
    Who puts a jar of gasoline next to the sink? Second who picks up the liquid and opens the cap, but can't smell that it's gasoline?

    Just a little more chlorine added to the gene pool!

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    That's what I thought Steely - who puts a jar of gasoline on the kitchen sink and drink it and go about their business.

    So very tragic and sad.

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    I wonder if he wasn't really trying to spew and ignite the gas like a fire eater and someone changed the story told to investigators. Gas in a jar sounds like a Fire Marshal Bill set up. Terrible way to die.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peeples View Post
    REALLY??????

    http://myfox8.com/2012/02/28/nc-man-...-causing-fire/

    he apparently mistook a jar of gasoline sitting by the kitchen sink for a beverage. After taking a gulp, he spit the gas out and got some on his clothes.

    Sometime later, investigators say Banning went outside to smoke a cigarette and burst into flame.
    What a plonker!
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