Checking in with good ‘ol West Virginia…
Blasting Cap Explodes in Man’s Mouth at Party
[Associated Press, Kincaid, W. VA]
A man at a party popped a blasting cap into his mouth and bit down, triggering an explosion that blew off his lips, teeth and tongue, state police said Wednesday. Jerry Stromyer, 24, of Kincaid, bit the blasting cap as a prank during a party late Tuesday night, said Cpl. M.D. Payne. “Another man had it in an aquarium, hooked to a battery, and was trying to explode it, Payne said: “It wouldn’t go off” and this guy said, “‘I’ll show you how to set it off.”
This story is a few years old, and a true WV classic. Thanks, Mountain State, for keeping us entertained.