Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Doofus Of The Day #415

Today's winner is from Japan. He's a 64-year-old factory owner (well, owner of a former factory, at any rate!) on the island of Shikoku. Last week, according to the Wall Street Journal:

Spotting several cockroaches crawling on his machinery, the unidentified factory owner ... doused a number of the insects with alcohol, then set them on fire.

Known for their strong survival instinct – cockroaches are often posited as likely to be the only species to survive a nuclear Armageddon – the factory’s unwelcome visitors promptly took off at pace around the 500-square-meter building. The enflamed roaches scurried underneath some flammable material: the rest is charred history. The factory was completely burned down.

Fortunately, there were no reported human injuries or deaths. The fate of the cockroaches remains unknown.

There's more at the link.

Well, alcohol was definitely involved . . . both on the burning insects, and (I've no doubt) used to drown the sorrows of the erstwhile factory owner after the fire!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This sounds like something Hollywood would dream up.