Today's award goes to an unnamed teenager in Kingwood, Texas. He and a friend decided to "blow up turtles"; so they concocted what's coyly referred to as a "combustible mixture" and set out to the local bayou. Our hero decided to carry the "combustible mixture" in a safe place - namely, his trouser pocket.
Unfortunately, he also decided to smoke a cigar while walking - and he didn't watch where the hot ash from the cigar happened to fall. Need I say what happened next?
"A 19-year-old male suffered severe injuries to his hand, lower extremities and face after a bomb he made detonated . . . "
My older sister (a nurse) used to wearily complain that teenagers seemed to think they were invincible, invulnerable and infertile. Now that his "combustible mixture" has detonated in his trouser pocket, our