Sledder, 62, hurt when improvised rocket blows up
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    Sledder, 62, hurt when improvised rocket blows up

    INDEPENDENCE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -- A 62-year-old sledder looking for a burst of power got it when the homemade rocket strapped to his back exploded, burning him over nearly 20 percent of his body. Oakland County Undersheriff Mike McCabe said the man, whose identity hasn't been released, was hospitalized in stable condition Monday.

    The man was hosting a Sunday night sledding party when he filled an automobile muffler with gasoline and gunpowder, strapped it to his back and had it lit, seeking what McCabe called "a rocket-launch effect."

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    Re: Sledder, 62, hurt when improvised rocket blows up

    Too bad he wasn't sitting on the rocket...with his thinking process, it may have been a blessing to keep the gene pool from being endangered....



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