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Old 07-16-2009, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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BERLIN (Reuters) - A German who tried to fix his leaky air mattress blew up his apartment instead, the fire brigade in the western city of Duesseldorf said Wednesday.

The 45-year-old man used tire repair solvent to plug a hole in his airbed and left it overnight.

Man tries to fix airbed, blows up apartment | Oddly Enough | Reuters
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Old 07-16-2009, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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He should have used a manual air pump to inflate the bed.
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Old 07-16-2009, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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Those crazy Germans!
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Old 07-16-2009, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Arizona, The American Southwest
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Wow... Maybe he'll try a waterbed instead...

That's going to spark up a lot of controversy about the safety of airbeds, and the German media will certainly blow things out of proportion.

There is no humor when a child is hurt, which is what happened to this guy's 3-year-old daughter, who suffered 1st degree burns.
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Old 07-16-2009, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Arizona, The American Southwest
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Down south, I think they would have used duct tape to fix the leak.. Hey, it's probably safer than the tire repair stuff that guy used.
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Old 07-16-2009, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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What a tard!
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Old 07-16-2009, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Abilene, Texas
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He should have used a manual air pump to inflate the bed.
Yeah, that's exactly what I was just thinking. Solvents and anything that might cause a spark is obvously a bad combination but I was a little surprised the explosion caused as much damage as it did. He must have used a lot of solvent! My prayers certainly go out to the little girl that was seriously hurt.
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