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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 02:38 PM
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Boy Burned By Homemade Magic Wand
Boy Burned By Homemade Magic Wand
10-Year-Old Tries To Make Wand Out Of Stick, Gasoline, Bug Spray


HUDSON, Fla. -- Authorities said a 10-year-old Pasco County boy was seriously burned when he and two friends tried to make a magic wand out of a stick, gasoline and bug spray.

The sheriff's office reports that the three boys were playing "wizards" Saturday when they began casting make-believe spells on a chicken. While trying to make the wand, one of the boys kicked over a small bucket of gasoline. Another boy then lit a match, and a spark hit the spilled gasoline. The flames caught the boy's leg on fire.

The boy's mother heard him screaming, but he managed to put the fire out by rolling around on the ground.

http://www.clickorlando.com/news/21056462/detail.html

See, Magic is evil I tell you! We need to ban it, that kid drove up my health care costs by playing in an unapproved way :)

Tax sticks, it will help pay for the health care costs of kids who play with them.
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Zix Donating Member (881 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 02:42 PM
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1. Ban chickens too. War on chickens!

And kids! Let's ban kids!
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 02:43 PM
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2. just wacky dumb kids
and negligent parents who leave gasoline around for kids to get into :(
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Alcibiades Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 02:46 PM
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7. Let's ban gasoline
Kids were playing with gasoline long before Harry Potter.
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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 02:47 PM
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8. Ban Harry Potter, Gasoline, and kids - and we save money and lives
I don't see how anyone could be against this...
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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 03:08 PM
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19. Hey, we need greater specificity: ban magic wands!
Ok, maybe too specific: ban all wands!
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Bolo Boffin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 02:44 PM
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3. I'm all for banning kids.
If nobody had any kids, these health care problems would take care of themselves in a generation or two.
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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 02:45 PM
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6. Yep - kids cost us all money, we need to tax or ban them
Little bastards, why do people have them? All they do is suck down our money and contribute to global warming.

We need to march on DC and protest kids :rofl:
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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 03:06 PM
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18. No, fry the chickens, don't cook the kids.
But those kids sure did flunk their spelling test.
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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 02:44 PM
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4. Well, the mother is an idiot if not a wicked witch.
Wanda the good Witch would never let boys play with gasoline and matches.
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FirstLight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 02:45 PM
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5. ya can;t fix kid-stupid
ten year olds are really good at finding teh flammable substances in a yard/garage/ uh, anywhere...

two boys were lighting lizards on fire in carson valley area years ago...caused a $4M brush & forest fire... yikes!
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 02:51 PM
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12. It's true. I once set fire to our backyard... and then tried to put it out by laying bricks on it.
:rofl:
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dbonds Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 02:47 PM
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9. A Bucket of gasoline sitting around, hmmmmm
Everyone knows these are not the materials for a wand.
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RaleighNCDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 10:34 AM
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23. They might be for a budding Spielberg.
You want to film a flame effect - take the wand, dip the end of it in the gasoline. Light the end of the wand. Spray along the length of the wand with the spray and get a gout of flame from the flame at the wand tip. A little editing, and you have someone wave a wand and then a blast of fire is emitted by it.

With the 'stick, gasoline and spray can' was there also a video camera on the scene?
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yawnmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 02:49 PM
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10. Ummm...the boy was burned because he was playing with gasoline and matches, not...
by a homemade magic wand.
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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 02:50 PM
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11. "Accio flambeaulio!"
:eyes:
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Libertas1776 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 02:52 PM
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13. And the Darwin award goes to....
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 02:52 PM
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14. These assholes were going to dunk the chicken in the bucket of gasoline & set it on fire
Edited on Tue Sep-22-09 02:53 PM by KittyWampus
The "magic wand" was a last minute attempt at a pathetic excuse for their failed attempts at torturing a live animal.
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Kittycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 03:02 PM
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17. Dinner...
Edited on Tue Sep-22-09 03:03 PM by Kittycat
or Just Desserts?
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dugaresa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 02:57 PM
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15. hmmn, wonder what Ollivander woudl say about creating wands from
petrol, bug spray and matches.
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SidDithers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 02:58 PM
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16. Ban Harry Potter!...
Won't someone think of the children?!?!

Sid
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ddeclue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 03:10 PM
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20. OK.. I guess that pushes us Floridians back into the basement of stoopit!
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RaleighNCDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 03:41 PM
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21. Obviously, the chicken had better spells. nt
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juno jones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 04:34 PM
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22. Watch where you're waving that magic wand!
You could put a third eye out with that thing!


(a little witch humor)

Sorry about the kid. It sounds like something my cousin would have attempted. He would drink just about any old thing laying around hoping it might be sodee-pop.
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The Animator Donating Member (999 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 10:37 AM
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24. Why...
Why is it always Florida?

It makes me cry to think that stupidity is our number one export...

Oranges are a distant second.
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Prism Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 10:42 AM
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25. I see their problem - gasoline
Couldn't these kids use a can of WD-40 like normal ten year olds? It also makes for much better special effects.

In theory. So I've heard. From other former childhood pyromaniacs. Ahem.
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 10:58 AM
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26. Well, well, well...
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 11:00 AM
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27. Kids are stupid.
I know--I was one once.
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