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Chthonic confesses: "Only last year did I discover why the lids of things in tubes have a recessed pointy bit built into them." Tell us about the facepalm moment when you realised you were doing something wrong.

(, Thu 15 Jul 2010, 13:23)
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Petrol and a bonfire + More

I was only about 7 or 8 when I wandered down to the bonfire area of the garden, upon where I found my dad getting the wood ready for lighting.

The problem was that the wood was ever so slightly damp so he was having a job getting it going, off he trots to the garage and comes back with a large jam-jar full of petrol and proceeds to chuck it on the small amount of flames there were.


He turns around to see his only son bright red with no eyebrows and most of his fringe missing.

His words will never be forgotten.... Don't tell your mum.


You know how these days your parents 99% of parents wouldn't let their child have an airgun at 14? well I had a 12g Shotgun at 12! I was and still am a bit of a gun nut though.


He let Derek Bell take me round Oulton Park aged 11/12 in a Vauxhall Astra GTE full spec rally car.

There's loads more but you're probably bored enough already.

I'm amazed I got to be in my teens to be honest.
(, Sun 18 Jul 2010, 15:28, 4 replies)
My Dad's better than your Dad

(, Sun 18 Jul 2010, 17:07, closed)
never met him (your dad)
so couldn't judge I'm afraid.
(, Sun 18 Jul 2010, 17:19, closed)

Diesel is much better for fires. Petrol, as you noted, just goes wooosh. Diesel will actually burn for a while.
(, Sun 18 Jul 2010, 21:41, closed)
That depends
on whether or not you want "whoosh"
I like "whoosh".
(, Mon 19 Jul 2010, 12:08, closed)

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