Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Warning from a friend in KCMO .........................................

this is from Snopes

The e-mail said:

This warning is incredible and also verified. I'm sending it to everyone in my address book so as to head off possible future injury.

Warning: Be Careful Picking Up Plastic Soda Pop/Water Bottles

Don't pick up any plastic bottles that may be lying in your yard.

Read this and click the Snopes link for more info and a video:

Be careful, watch the video and warn others.

· a plastic bottle with a cap.

· a little Drano.

· a little water.

· a small piece of foil.

· Disturb it by moving it and BOOM!!

· No fingers left and other serious damage to your face, eyes, etc.

People are finding these bombs in mailboxes and in their yards, just waiting for someone to pick one up intending to put it in the trash.

It takes about 30 seconds to blow after you move the thing. This happened not too long ago ... April 27, as a matter of fact ... and was reported by a Michigan deputy sheriff who safely exploded two of them.

As an aside, if law enforcement/fire personnel are not available, I would think covering the bottle with a bucket of some type until appropriate personnel can take care of it would be prudent ........................


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