What the dumbest thing you ever witnessed?

old thompsonold thompson Posts: 6,497 Officer
So, this dude is cutting with an oxygen/acetylene torch and his pant leg caught some slag. No big deal but it looked like he was having trouble patting it out so I asked him if he needs a hand. He says "no, I got it" and proceeds to turn on his oxygen and try to blow the flames out.

:willynilly

It might have worked if he had purged the line first, he didn't. Third degree burns are ugly.

What is the most exciting, dazzling display of ignorance you have seen?
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  • team getterdunteam getterdun Posts: 1,741 Captain
    In PE class in high school...

    This big, goofy guy is by himself on the edge of the baseball field and hitting tennis balls with an aluminum baseball bat into the neighborhood that bordered the school. He runs out of tennis balls and starts to make his way back to the class and finds a rubber basketball.

    He picks that ball up, tosses high into the air, and takes a home run swing. He makes perfect contact, and that bat rebounds off the basketball right back into his face. I don't think the basketball went farther than 5 feet.

    He went down immediately, like a sack of potatoes!! I'll never forget the sound of the bat hitting the ball and then his face. It was a very quick "thud-crack" sound. I ran over to him and he was out cold, but his face was already severely swollen.

    Aside from him hurting himself, which i hated to see, It was one of the funniest things I've ever seen.
    "Fundamentals are nothing but a crutch for the talentless" - Kenny Powers
  • CatBoxCatBox Posts: 3,709 Captain
    Have you ever been over to the Politics section :huh
  • team getterdunteam getterdun Posts: 1,741 Captain
    ..
    "Fundamentals are nothing but a crutch for the talentless" - Kenny Powers
  • kodiakzachkodiakzach Posts: 6,078 Admiral
    We bet a friend in middle school that he wouldn't drink a 32 oz spittoon full of chewing tobacc'y spit and loogies for $10. We were wrong....cuz he did.
  • Fishin RodFishin Rod Posts: 2,620 Captain
    The states star witness on the stand at the "Z" trial was pretty close.......
    "Be what you is"....... Isaiah Minter
  • badbullgatorbadbullgator Posts: 1,571 Captain
    When I was a teen I worked on a party boat. Many weekdays during the summer we would not have enough people to run a trip so we would do maintenance on the boat. The first mate was a dumb as dirt 30 something year old fresh out of a double wide. One day we were cleaning the bilge when he said he could smell gas in the bilge water. Being that he was the kind of guy that always had a cigarette hanging out of his face, he did what came natural. He used his lighter to see if he could find where the gas was coming from! Lucky for him, I guess, the bilge was filled with fumes and a large ball of fire blasted out of the open hatches. He emerged with very little hair left on his head, face, arms, and legs. The explosion was over in a flash and he had some good burns on his head where his hair had burned off including some nasty blisters and hanging skin.
    "No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government"

    -- Thomas Jefferson, 1 Thomas Jefferson Papers, 334
  • badbullgatorbadbullgator Posts: 1,571 Captain
    Sadly, I have another friend who cleaned oil tankers so they could be X-rayed. This doesn't fall under dumb, but goes along with the above story. He was climbing down inside one of the tanks when an explosion occurred for some reason. He was burned over 80% of his body and fell something like 30 feet off the latter he was on to the bottom of the hold.
    He lived and now lives very well due to his settlement, but wouldn't go through what he did for the money.
    "No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government"

    -- Thomas Jefferson, 1 Thomas Jefferson Papers, 334
  • project1project1 Posts: 347 Officer
    I watched a guy on a job site filling a chop saw with gasoline while smoking a cigarette literally just over a foot away from the can to the cig

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  • project1project1 Posts: 347 Officer
    CatBox wrote: »
    Have you ever been over to the Politics section :huh

    Lol

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  • magotmagot Posts: 6,640 Officer
    Fishin Rod wrote: »
    The states star witness on the stand at the "Z" trial was pretty close.......

    Beat me to it.
  • amighoamigho Posts: 776 Officer
    At burger king, brother says he may have diarrhea...he forced a fart...he did!
    :fishing:USA
  • Mackeral SnatcherMackeral Snatcher Posts: 10,757 AG
    Mitch posting a thread about a 74lb wahoo
    THERE SHOULD BE NO COMMERCIAL FISHING ALLOWED FOR ANY SPECIES THAT IS CONSIDERED OVERFISHED.
  • got ants?got ants? Posts: 9,140 Officer
    Pretty sure watching the idiot get out of his station wagon to unhook his boat, which was already launched, at the 15 St ramps in Ft Laud, only to them attempt to stop said vehicle from rolling into the drink in neutral. His attempts were fruitless.
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  • CaptTaterCaptTater Posts: 20,096 AG
    Posting a thread titled "BOOM" with nothing but "post #13" as the body.
    I did not read the story but if you take tax payers money maybe you should be held to some standards.-Cyclist
    when we say the same thing about welfare recipients, you cry like a wounded buffalo Sopchoppy
    It's their money, they spend it how they like. Truth and honesty have nothing to do with it. - Mr Jr
    "“A radical is one who advocates sweeping changes in the existing laws and methods of government.” "
  • bbiljahbbiljah Posts: 111 Officer
    project1 wrote: »
    I watched a guy on a job site filling a chop saw with gasoline while smoking a cigarette literally just over a foot away from the can to the cig

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    even if you drop a cig in a gas can it will just go out, mythbusters busted that
  • CaptTaterCaptTater Posts: 20,096 AG
    only has to go bad once.
    I did not read the story but if you take tax payers money maybe you should be held to some standards.-Cyclist
    when we say the same thing about welfare recipients, you cry like a wounded buffalo Sopchoppy
    It's their money, they spend it how they like. Truth and honesty have nothing to do with it. - Mr Jr
    "“A radical is one who advocates sweeping changes in the existing laws and methods of government.” "
  • FluffyFluffy Posts: 1,762 Captain
    At Loch Loosa one day I saw an old man backing down a little v hull in a pos cadillac. His younger Asian bride was in the boat ready to drive it off the trailer. Problem was, he forgot to take the rear straps off, and backed it so far the water came over the trandom. Seeing this, she jumped overboard as the extra weight of the water filled boat slowly pulled the caddy in the water.

    Some guys backed their truck down and hooked a strap to his bumper. They saved the caddy/boat but **** near tore his bumper off.

    We caught the hell out of specks too. All in all it was a good day.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • Michael RepperMichael Repper Posts: 4,897 Officer
    Maybe the time I saw someone on a jet ski run full speed ahead into the side of a barge. That was loud.
  • FluffyFluffy Posts: 1,762 Captain
    Also, at Loch Loosa saw an older black man who had fitted a trolling motor prop to a weed wacker. He couldnt understand why it wouldnt push his boat.., ;)
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  • mad dog bitemad dog bite Posts: 423 Officer
    Half of the stories involve people smoking, I guess most smokers aren't too smart to start with.


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  • Mango ManMango Man Posts: 11,068 AG
    Half of the stories involve people smoking, I guess most smokers aren't too smart to start with.


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    And the other half don't smoke. Now what conclusion do you draw? :grin


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  • Bottom LinesBottom Lines Posts: 1,103 Officer
    I was riding ATVs with a group of guys one night when one of the 4-wheelers quit. The rider thought he might be out of gas, and since it was pitch black out he used his lighter to look into his gas tank. Apparently, he WAS NOT out of gas!!! He came out of it OK with just singed hair for the most part but the bike was destroyed....
  • Mackeral SnatcherMackeral Snatcher Posts: 10,757 AG
    Everybody be dumb?
    THERE SHOULD BE NO COMMERCIAL FISHING ALLOWED FOR ANY SPECIES THAT IS CONSIDERED OVERFISHED.
  • hooknlinehooknline Posts: 5,301 Admiral
    Fwanks continual defense of something indefensible
    If I say something that offends you, please let me know so I can say it again later

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  • CaptTaterCaptTater Posts: 20,096 AG
    hooknline wrote: »
    Fwanks continual defense of something indefensible

    That's a good one... He ain't the only one of em.

    Oh I witnessed that smoker john phescadora guy claim that we subsidize pizza joints because the company should be required to pay them a salary Plus what the should buy with their salary.
    I did not read the story but if you take tax payers money maybe you should be held to some standards.-Cyclist
    when we say the same thing about welfare recipients, you cry like a wounded buffalo Sopchoppy
    It's their money, they spend it how they like. Truth and honesty have nothing to do with it. - Mr Jr
    "“A radical is one who advocates sweeping changes in the existing laws and methods of government.” "
  • ANUMBER1ANUMBER1 Posts: 9,715 Admiral
    Half of the stories involve people smoking, I guess most smokers aren't too smart to start with.


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    this post^^^
    I am glad to only be a bird hunter with bird dogs...being a shooter or dog handler or whatever other niche exists to separate appears to generate far too much about which to worry.
  • coldaircoldair Posts: 11,498 Officer
    Trayvon martin supporters
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  • SpaceCoast SlayerSpaceCoast Slayer Posts: 3,527 Captain
    i was directly affected by someone else's stupidity does that count? :grin

    i used to build gas stations.. we would have to rip the old tanks up and scrap them out.. before you could scrap em, you had to cut a good sized hole in em, get in there and remove the tank sludge.. theres a little instrument that tests the levels of volatile gases in the air.. long story short, the dude checked it and gave me the thumbs up, safe to cut into.. you have to drill a couple holes first in order to work a sawzall blade in there to cut your hole out.. i made penetration on the first drill hole and wallowed the bit around a little bit, and watched two tiny sparks come off the end of the bit.. the tank instantly ignited, and was rumbling and dancing with me right on the end of it .. to see a 10000 gallon steel tank quaking and rocking like that was insane.. needless to say i hauled ****, with the drill still hanging in the end of the tank.. luckily, the excavator guy who pulled it accidentally punched a few holes in the side, that along with the few open bungs on the top of the tank allowed the pressure to escape without a catastrophic explosion, which i would have been the direct recipient of, seeing as how the ends of the tanks are where the blowout occurs :)

    the dumb MF who had the meter had forgotten to calibrate it... and almost cost 4 people thier life.. can you say, ****?
  • Mackeral SnatcherMackeral Snatcher Posts: 10,757 AG
    Holy crap:hairraiser
    That could have been real bad!!!
    THERE SHOULD BE NO COMMERCIAL FISHING ALLOWED FOR ANY SPECIES THAT IS CONSIDERED OVERFISHED.
  • hatcityhatcity Posts: 3,050 Captain
    I watched one moron walk past three smokers just to use the oxy/acetylene torch to light his.
    Wondered why he had a hairlip?
    I was not born stupid, just had lots of practice
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