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Have you ever done something, realised how stupid or embarrassing it was and then looked about to see if anyone watching? Did you get away with it?

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(, Thu 27 Jan 2011, 15:49)
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When I was young and irresponsible*
I was into building model rockets. Now, this was before the law was changed to make it legal, so the only source of power was fireworks. I'd buy up a bunch of rockets, strip off all the stars and other gubbins, to leave a simple motor tube which I'd then use in a model.

I was working on a project, testing a fuse. My lighter wouldn't work, because of a draught - so I grabbed a plastic tub and stuck my hand in it, to act as a wind-shield.

Cleverly, rather than the empty pot I'd expected, I'd managed to grab the pot containing several rockets' worth of stars and other pyrotechnic effects. Then made a spark inside it. With my hand.

When the smoke had cleared, I was amazed to see very little obvious damage to my hand - hurt like a bastard, though, and it blistered up nicely the next day.

Really very, very stupid.

* I'm older now
(, Mon 31 Jan 2011, 16:34, Reply)

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