With the recent addition of the woman who tried to get back at a repo-person by setting their car on fire, only to set themselves on fire, here are that 12 dumbest mistakes, or craziest non-tragic accidents to ever happen with fire on camera.
Hadouken! Man Catches Fire During Fire Safety Demonstration
So, this is probably the greatest one on this list. Sure, it isn't the biggest explosion, and sure innocent people are getting hurt (they were FINE in the end); but this video contains not only a fire SAFETY exhibition gone wrong, but a firefighter hurling fireballs at the spectators watching him set himself on fire. It's a fairly short clip with a setup that is 100% worth it. Did you ever wonder what it would look like if a dragon's breath would look like, if the guys from Street Fighter existed or if flame throwers came out of people's arms? Well, then 00:31 is your answer. After 00:31 happens, they replay the video about two more times, showing you exactly how bad ass it would be if people could fire-bend.
A Flame For Church
Much like the inconsiderate, irresponsible and camera-wielding friends we'll grow to love/hate through the rest of this list, the congregation of this church sees one of their brothers on fire and (instead of dashing to help him) laugh their asses off. That's probably the funniest part of the video: how tickled EVERYONE (but the victim) is at what happened. Maybe this was a higher power's way of telling him that he REALLY needs to ditch that haircut.
Woman Seeking Revenge Catches Fire
THE STORY: "An Etowah County woman is free on bond after Sheriff's Deputies say she accidentally set herself on fire trying to get revenge on a repo woman. It happened on May 2nd on Carlisle Cut-Off Road in the Mountainboro community. According to Sheriff Todd Entrekin, 26 year old Haleigh Boland of Boaz was arrested on May 18th and charged with 1st degree criminal mischief. The Sheriff says Boland's car was repossessed earlier this month, and she tracked down the repo woman with the intent of setting her car on fire. Little did she know that the repo woman had a surveillance camera set up on the property. However, as you can see in the video attached, Boland poured gasoline on the vehicle, but had a hard time getting the fire started. When it finally did ignite, Boland ended up lighting her clothes on fire in the process. She can be seen tossing clothes off as she runs to a waiting get-away car. She suffered first and second degree burns to her upper body. Sheriff Entrekin says Boland's father - 50 year old Benny Boland was driving that vehicle. He's also been charged in connection with the incident. Haleigh Boland reportedly confessed to being the person seen in the video, and both her and her father have been released on bond." WHAT'S FUNNY: The fact that she's using a lighter.
Man Sets SUV On Fire, Then Tries To Drive It
Don't drink and drive (into a gated community, then drive your SUV into a pile of wood repeatedly for seemingly no reason) -- it's always a bad idea. Watching this magic unfold snowballs into a fit of sadness (for humanity). The drunk guy crashes his car repeatedly into wood (why?...), while in a place he clearly doesn't belong, and then his car catches fire almost immediately. Once he's processed this, he finds a solution: get the nearest, longest, thinnest hunk of metal and try and slap the engine fire out (a.k.a. fan the fire a little bit, while hitting parts of the engine closer together, therefore closer to explosion). After this, surely honking his horn will provide the situation with enough air to blow the fire out. Hmmm... maybe not. Then comes the coup de gras: HE TRIES TO DRIVE THE CAR. Enjoy this wonderful video that should be shown to all high school aged children as an example of what NOT to do while drinking (and/or driving).