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A Man is Injured When He Lights a Cigarette Inside a Port-a-Potty and it Explodes . . . Blame it on the Gas?

jennabee25 via flickrOn an episode of “MythBusters” about six years ago, they proved that lighting a cigarette in a Port-a-Potty shouldn’t make it explode: Even though your feces can produce flammable methane gas, there’s not enough to cause an explosion.

 

 

–Well . . . a member of Australia’s Air Force just busted “MythBusters”.

 

 

–On Monday, the guy was in a Port-a-Potty outside the Rockhampton Airport in Queensland, Australia. While he was doing his dirty business in there, he lit up a cigarette. And the Port-a-Potty EXPLODED.

 

 

–He suffered life-threatening third-degree burns to his head, face, arms, chest, and throat.

 

 

–Officials wouldn’t confirm or deny that it was a methane buildup that caused the explosion.

 

 

–They DID suggest the explosion could’ve been somehow connected to a military training exercise that the U.S. is running for Australian soldiers right now. (–In other words . . . somehow this is America’s fault.)

 

 

–About two out of every five people produces waste that gives off methane gas. For an explosion to happen, the concentration of methane in the Port-a-Potty has to be between 10% and 15%.

 

 

(Courier Mail)

 

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