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Unread postAuthor: yuandrew » Mon Sep 26, 2005 8:58 pm

I wonder if this has been posted before but what are some of the worst things you have done?

For one thing, regarding potato cannons; I was playing with my Econogun in the backyard and on one shot, it wasn't working. I managed to shake the orange out then I clicked the ignitor to see if it would ignite. Nothing happened so I decided to put more propane in it and kept trying the ignitor, eventually putting in a large amount of propane. Well, I finally did the dumbest thing, I looked into the barrel and pressed the ignitor to see if the spark electrode was working. Needless to say, it ignited that time and I burned my face slightly

Other things I've done. While cleaning the dust out of my computer, I decided I want to play with the fans. I had the fan running while I was holding it in my hand then I put it down and went to do something else. When I picked the fan back up to put it back in the computer, I accidently stuck my finger into the blades. It took some skin off and drew lots of blood.

Unplugged my alarm clock instead of my soldering iron after an electronics project I was working on. Didn't find out until an hour later when I went to put the soldering iron away and picked it up by the part that heats up.

Took a Kodak Funsaver Disposable camera apart , charged up the flash then touched the capicator. I remember jumping backwards about 3 feet. Even before I landed, I knew I had shocked myself.

There are loads of other dumb things I've done that I can't remember at this time.
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Unread postAuthor: DriftingRz » Mon Sep 26, 2005 9:42 pm

Took a Kodak Funsaver Disposable camera apart , charged up the flash then touched the capicator. I remember jumping backwards about 3 feet. Even before I landed, I knew I had shocked myself.
I did the exact same thing years ago i like taking things apart, Ive touched electric dog fences on purpose. I was wearing shorts and sitting indian style holding a soldering iron and solder in one hand and what i was soldering in the other and dropped the soldering iron on my leg. Shot my bare foot with my airsoft gun to see how it felt.

Im not a bright person :idea:
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Unread postAuthor: drac » Mon Sep 26, 2005 9:49 pm

Well, I've done lots of dumb things. Try standing in front of a combustion without ear protection, possibly over 100 decibles. Needless to say, my ear was ringing for a good 3 hours.
I also was dumb enough to stand near a silver salute when it went off. I didn't realize that a little plastic cap could cause such a big bruise and some blood.
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Unread postAuthor: Cole » Mon Sep 26, 2005 10:12 pm

For one thing, regarding potato cannons; I was playing with my Econogun in the backyard and on one shot, it wasn't working. I managed to shake the orange out then I clicked the ignitor to see if it would ignite. Nothing happened so I decided to put more propane in it and kept trying the ignitor, eventually putting in a large amount of propane. Well, I finally did the dumbest thing, I looked into the barrel and pressed the ignitor. Needless to say, it ignited that time and I burned my face slightly

Took a Kodak Funsaver Disposable camera apart , charged up the flash then touched the capicator. I remember jumping backwards about 3 feet. Even before I landed, I knew I had shocked myself.

Both have happened to me, only a little different circumstances. For instance when i shcoked myself with the camera, it was at camp, and our whole cabin did it, and every one went to the camp nurse. Hahahahahahaha she got so pissed when about 15 kids came in with burns on their fingers. And when I singed my bangs, with a combustion spudgun, it was me and my friends first spudgun, we were so excited, we got our masterpiece built then it wouldnt light. Being the n00bs we are we were putting in too much. so I was looking down the barrel to see if we were getting spark, and I guess enough of the right guard had escaped for the cannon to light... you know the rest. BTW, burnt hair smells like crap.
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Unread postAuthor: saladtossser » Tue Sep 27, 2005 11:56 am

put a nail in spray paint outlet in my room
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Unread postAuthor: Rudesill Ballistics » Wed Oct 05, 2005 12:51 am

I shoot myself in the hand with airsoft guns to see how decent they are, I also use aluminum foil for that but the sting test is more "hands on"...

Once I hooked the test leads from a battery tester to a electrical cord and tried to power a dust buster motor with it, POP!!! ball lightning in my hand, hot test leads welded to the motor's plate, motor fried.

That wasn't my first battle with electricity though, as a toddler I "plugged in" a Burger King plastic bag puppet, POP!!! melted plastic on my hand, and was thrown 3 feet backward.

Early in this hobby the method to attach pop bottles to connectors was unsure and new to my father and I, and one flew off and punched me in my stomach.
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Unread postAuthor: msg72391 » Wed Oct 05, 2005 9:10 am

I over pressurized my pneumatic potato cannon and it was my first one so I did not know how much glue to use BOOM the back flew off. It was a quick fix i just used more glue this time around and it works fine!
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Unread postAuthor: PCGUY » Wed Oct 05, 2005 9:44 am

Clicked on this thread... :mrgreen:
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Unread postAuthor: spudshot » Wed Oct 05, 2005 1:27 pm

agreed with PCGUY
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Unread postAuthor: drac » Wed Oct 05, 2005 2:46 pm

Posted in this thread.... twice. :roll: :lol:
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Unread postAuthor: saladtossser » Wed Oct 05, 2005 5:42 pm

chose saladtossser for a name
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Unread postAuthor: drac » Wed Oct 05, 2005 6:42 pm

Hehe, talk about a double entendre. Don't ask me what it means kids......... :roll:
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Unread postAuthor: Maximilian » Wed Oct 05, 2005 6:42 pm

I launched my pnumatic cannon, wile my dad was lighting the firecracker in the barrel, and bruised his hand majorly.
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Unread postAuthor: Cole » Wed Oct 05, 2005 6:46 pm

Haha, good way to start out on the forum, tell a story about seriously injuring your own father. Just kidding, welcome to the forums
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Unread postAuthor: drac » Wed Oct 05, 2005 6:48 pm

Highly dangerous, not to mention illegal. :(
I can't talk though, I've launched my fair share of firecrackers from my pneumatic. :twisted:
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