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We don’t need no water

posted by Jason Kottke   Jul 24, 2008

Firefighters Turned Away From Exclusive Nightclub Blaze.

“There was no way I could let them in dressed like that,” said bouncer Ken Hess, who asked emergency personnel to step aside while he allowed a group of good-looking, scantily clad women directly into the blaze.

We Work Remotely

Fireball in your hand

posted by Jason Kottke   Jan 30, 2008

How to make a fireball you can hold in your hand. Sweet Jesus, that’s cool.

Update: According to the commenters at Boing Boing, this may or may not be a hoax. As usual, use caution when attempting to hold fire in your hand. (thx, seuss)

“Since the summer of 1962, a fire, fueled

posted by Jason Kottke   Jan 24, 2006

Since the summer of 1962, a fire, fueled by rich anthracite coal deposits, has been burning beneath the mining town of Centralia, Pennsylvania.” This fire is almost old enough to have remembered where it was when JFK was assassinated. (thx, gerard)

Kansas man is renting out his prairie

posted by Jason Kottke   May 11, 2005

Kansas man is renting out his prairie land for people to burn; $100 a pop. Having lived in a rural area and burned grass like this, I can tell you that it’s great fun.