I have a friend who’s birthday is today, July 31st. I also know someone, a Facebook friend who is celebrating her 30th wedding anniversary today. Both of them deserve special recognition. However, I never considered honoring such noteworthy events by placing lit fireworks in my ass (see Australian news story below). I dont know why, it just seems to be sort of an unnecessarily dramatic as well as over theatrical gesture. Normally cards, a nice note or a personal message with a few kind words would seem to suffice. Also, I dont like the sound or ramifications of certain phrases from the article like his “private bits”. It seems so Humpty Dumpty-esque, but alot more painful. The Aussies need to take it down a notch and be satisfied with just saying to each other, “Good on ya mate!” and then carry on swimming among Great White Sharks and man eating crocodiles as usual. Dayenu!
Man Shoots Fireworks Out Of His Buttocks, Goes To Australia Hospital, July 31,2012
In what appears to be a birthday party trick gone awry, an Australian man suffered severe burns after he put fireworks between his buttocks and set them off.
The New Zealand Herald reports that paramedics near Darwin, Australia were called to the scene on Saturday night, but the unidentified man had already taken himself to the hospital to be treated for injuries to his posterior and genital area.
“What must of (sic) seemed to be a great idea at the time has backfired, resulting in the male receiving quite severe and very painful burns to his cheeks, back and private bits,” Senior Sergeant Garry Smith said. Police believe alcohol could have been a factor in the firecracker-fueled accident.
The 23-year-old man was later taken to a specialist burns unit at the Royal Adelaide Hospital.
Smith added that there’s a lesson to be gleaned from the man’s injuries.
“Apparently [the firecrackers] are not designed for that particular placement,” Smith said, according to The Daily Mail.
The man could also face fines because fireworks are illegal in the area, except on July 1, which is Territory Day.
The story comes just a few weeks after a Michigan man blew off part of his genitals with fireworks.