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If you need a reminder of the human race's capacity for stupidity, consider this story, from SanLuisObispo.com:

Pillers, Keiffer and friend Elliot Tuleja were drinking at a house in Grover Beach on Jan. 18 when Tuleja passed out. Pillers and Keiffer decided to play a practical joke on him...
“They were drinking, and one of the guys passed out. So (the other two) said, ‘Let’s do something. I’m going to look for rotten fruit to (put) up in his socks.’
“The other guy found a bottle of cologne and poured it onto his pants. The one guy said, ‘That’s funny,’ ” Gran said. “The other guy said, ‘That’s not funny. If you lit it on fire, that would be funny.’ ”
One of the men then allegedly lit Tuleja’s groin area on fire where they had poured the cologne. Tuleja woke up, and all of the men attempted to extinguish the blaze. Tuleja suffered second-degree burns on his testicles and third-degree burns on his inner thighs, Gran said. Tuleja did not believe his friends intended to harm him, Gran said.

I'm labeling this a "prank gone wrong," though I can't imagine how it could have gone right. Pillers looks just like I imagined he would in his mugshot.
Categories: Pranks
Posted by The Curator on Thu May 29, 2008
Comments (5)
Goodness
Gracious
Great balls o' fire!
Posted by cindik  in  Joliet, IL  on  Thu May 29, 2008  at  11:23 PM
These guys made a big mistake. If they had filmed it, they would have already gotten 15 million hits on YouTube. That's the kind of mindless garbage those idiots eat up.
Posted by Vitajex  in  Minenapolis, MN USA  on  Fri May 30, 2008  at  06:56 PM
This is precisely the reason I moved OUT of the area.
Posted by tess  on  Sat May 31, 2008  at  02:10 AM
People lighting your testicles on fire?
Posted by Maegan  in  Tampa, FL - USA  on  Sat May 31, 2008  at  05:39 PM
many the man has lit his farts in the dark... I myself do not light my farts afire... they spontaneously combust upon contact with the open air... it is the only spot on my body I don't have to periodically trim or shave...uhh, hot pants, uhhh
Posted by Hairy Houdini  on  Sat May 31, 2008  at  07:59 PM
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