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August 27, 2013

Ka-boom! (2)

I can just imagine how thrilled his landlord is.

Man blows up house inflating air mattress

A German man caused €150,000 of damage to his rented house after trying to repair an inflatable mattress. Being new in town, he had no furniture – and now he has no windows or doors.

The 41-year-old, who has not been named, had moved to the town of Diepholz in Lower Saxony and bought the self-inflatable air mattress as he had no furniture in his new home, Bild newspaper reported.

But the mattress was leaky, so he used an industrial strength puncture repair spray to try and fix it. This reacted with the inbuilt electric pump, causing a violent explosion which threw him across the room, ripped doors off their hinges and smashed windows.

Experts believe that heat from the electric motor ignited the gas in the tyre sealant.

Posted by joke du jour at August 27, 2013 06:02 PM

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