Dr. Andy

Reflections on medicine and biology among other things

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

More natural selection at work

These kinds of things seem to come in runs
Two Star Wars fans are in a critical condition in hospital after apparently trying to make light sabres by filling fluorescent light tubes with petrol.

A man, aged 20, and a girl of 17 are believed to have been filming a mock duel when they poured fuel into two glass tubes and lit it.

The pair were rushed to hospital after one of the devices exploded
My 7 year old son is constantly bugging me to "have a duel" with his toy light sabres. He's bummed out I won't let him see Revenge of the Sith, but it sounds a bit too violent.

UPDATE: sorry for the duplication. Blogger was down and I tried this both as a new post and an addendum before figuring it out. Blogger subsequently published both. Blogger is also why I'm fat and slow.


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