Momma Always Said …

… don’t play with fireworks.

Fuses on cherry bombs, M-80s, “quarter sticks” and all other explosive devices do not always burn at a uniform rate.

Holding said explosive devices in your hand is asking for trouble.

If the fuse burns faster than expected, you might lose more than you expected – like this poor chap recently did.


5 Responses to “Momma Always Said …”

  1. Edwin says:


    Nice x-ray, though. Very crisp.

    I remember back in the day, a kid in my neighborhood decided he didn’t want his M80 (or whatever) to go off, so he stepped on it to put it out.

    Lost a toe instead.

  2. Tex says:

    Hmmm, guess you ‘pointed’ that out to the young man.

  3. Kim says:

    There’s another playing-with-fireworks x-ray making the rounds (a friend of mine IMed it to me…maybe from reddit?) that’s much less…hand-shaped. I think this guy is pretty lucky.

  4. Bernice says:

    Not the booger finger!

  5. don’t worry there’s always the left hand…switch hitter

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