Man Hurt After Homemade Rocket Pack Explodes

Full story: WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. -- A 62-year-old Michigan man has been hospitalized with burns after the rocket backpack he built to power himself on a sled exploded, the Detroit Free Press reports.

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“Out in the West Texas”

Since: Mar 08

town of El Paso

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Feb 6, 2010
 
This dude is a sure contender for a Darwin Award.
beyond that

United States

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Feb 6, 2010
 
To Infinity and Beyond !....ut oh.:(
Parden pard

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Feb 6, 2010
 
Someone should take away his 3 stooges collection before he damages the neighborhood,,,,
Eire O Dynamics

Ravena, NY

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Feb 6, 2010
 
The coanda effect alone makes it dicey...

Since: Aug 09

Philadelphia, PA

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Feb 6, 2010
 
William Pena wrote:
This dude is a sure contender for a Darwin Award.
Not unless he shows some genuine persistence. He didn't die yet.

Perhaps you meant he is a sure, sooner than later recipient of a Darwin Award.

“We're all Bozos on this bus”

Since: Jan 07

Indianapolis, IN

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Feb 6, 2010
 
Rocket man,
burning off his jewels
up here alone.
Snow Funny

Fullerton, CA

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Feb 6, 2010
 
The would-be rocket was powered by a used auto muffler filled with gasoline and gunpowder.

That's entertainment.

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