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Posted by on Dec 6, 2007 in Tomfoolery, West Virginia, What the..? | 1 comment

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.

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1 Comment

  1. One of my first MOS’s in the 82nd Airborne was that of “Combat Engineer.” With this back-ground, I cannot picture anyone but the mentally challanged doing something like this. Is there more information out there about this person and the later outcome? Why didn’t someone stop this, or were the all of the same IQ?

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