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Personal logo Nashville Supporting Member of TMP24 Mar 2016 7:32 p.m. PST

Man loses leg by shooting lawn mower full of explosives
A Georgia man's leg was blown off after he shot a lawn mower full of Tannerite, an explosive firearm target. It's intended to be used in small quantities and shot at far distances.

GarrisonMiniatures Inactive Member25 Mar 2016 2:34 a.m. PST

No, doesn't qualify unless he rendered himself unable to pass his genes on to future generations. Failed attempts don't count.

zippyfusenet Inactive Member25 Mar 2016 5:54 a.m. PST

How far up did he lose the leg? Might qualify.

Zargon Inactive Member25 Mar 2016 8:06 a.m. PST

I'd give him a second chance. ;)

pmwalt25 Mar 2016 12:29 p.m. PST

I read that the other day and thought he could be a runner up for the Darwin award. I just wonder besides the firearm and tannerite, how much alcohol was involved.

Terrement Inactive Member25 Mar 2016 1:58 p.m. PST

"I'd give him a second chance."

Yep. He still has the other leg.

GeoffQRF Inactive Member26 Mar 2016 4:33 p.m. PST

Video of it actually occuring here:


He had packed it into a lawnmower and was 43 feet away when it went off. A piece of metal took his leg off:

"Mr Presley lost his left leg below the knee after being struck by the potentially lethal lumps of metal. The consequences could have been fatal if his friends had not been present to attend to his injuries and have him taken to hospital."

There doesn't appear to have been alcohol involved, merely someone playing outside the box. It'll bite you every time.

altfritz28 Mar 2016 6:51 a.m. PST

Is Homeland Security asking the question why he wanted to stuff explosives inside a common consumer item in the first place?

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