Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Go To Blazes

Maybe He Thought They Were Fire Ants

A 74-year-old Polish pensioner destroyed an entire block of flats when he poured insecticide down a ventilation shaft after being driven potty by ants. The man used gallons of insecticide but when it seemed to have no effect on the insects he threw a burning towel down the shaft. He is being treated in hospital but no one else was injured.

FOOTNOTE: The bug stops here.


Charles Gramlich said...

Egads. Another one for the Darwin awards. only, he survived.

San said...

I never heard of throwing the towel in--in exactly that way.

74WIXYgrad said...

Well...did he get rid of the ants?

BRUNO said...

Ahh, someone's beaten me to it! The quip about "well, did he get rid of the ants?" part of the story.

Well, they ARE quite resilient creatures---but I'll bet it slowed 'em down a bit, anyways!

And took care of the wasp-nests as well! To say nothing of how he "cleaned-up" the neighborhood, eh???

Shrinky said...

Were they fire ants?

Shrinky said...

Were they fire ants?