Skip to comments.Scooby Doom: Puppy Blows Up Owners’ House After Chewing Through Can of Deodorant
Posted on 01/09/2014 6:03:25 PM PST by nickcarraway
A puppy blew up his owners house after he chewed through a can of deodorant.
Greyhound cross Zeus was left alone for just ten minutes before he sparked an explosion so powerful it shattered double-glazed windows, blew through floorboards and set a sofa on fire.
The six-month-old pup had chewed through a can of Lynx deodorant and, as it contents sprayed out, they were ignited by the heat from a lamp.
The blast caused £2,000 of damage but Zeus, along with five other pets in the house, escaped uninjured.
Owner Kerry Leech said: Hes just a pup and at the moment hell chew anything.
Miss Leech, 20, and her partner, Mathew Heckler, 22, were on their way to the shops on Saturday when they were alerted to the explosion by a text from a neighbour in Goldthorpe, in South Yorkshire.
She said: I was panicking about our pets and rushed back. We saw flashing lights, two fire engines were outside the house and the street was blocked off.
We thought someone had put something through the letter-box or there had been a gas explosion.
At first, firefighters thought the blast was caused by a leaky gas pipe but an investigation later concluded a dog caused the explosion.
Mr Heckler said: I didnt even know we had a can of Lynx in the living room. It was a Christmas present from Kerrys parents and was in a gift box right next to the fire and back boiler.
Prof Tom Welton, head of the chemistry department at Imperial College London, said the butane contained in deodorant was highly flammable.
He added: The lowest temperature it can be ignited is minus 60C, so it is very dangerous stuff. These cans do come with warnings but obviously a puppy cant read those.
This story doesn’t pass my smell test.
Anyone else notice the deodorant was named after a species of cat?
That’s an a-pup-clypse for sure.
That’s what you get when you name the dog after the god of lightning.
The headline reminds me of the line famously overheard at IHOP by Louis Black: “If it weren’t for my horse I would never have spent that year at college”. (or something to that effect)
“These cans do come with warnings but obviously a puppy can’t read those.”
Well, he is a puppy. A couple of years of doggy school, and he’ll be reading like an old pro.
I agree, that must of been one hell a big industrial sized cans of deodorant, and what was the lamp an open flame?
He got a can of deodorant for Christmas? Weird
Must be Jewish...
I know from Jackie Mason that every Jew has to be a partner in something.
My first guess would be cooking a little meth or crack on the kitchen stove and got a bad recipe from the internet.
“He got a can of deodorant for Christmas? Weird”
Maybe the lesser hints had not worked...
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