Re: Death by Fashion

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The idea of wearing something that could go up in flames terrifies me. A friend had his shirt catch fire and ended up with severe enough burns that he was put in a drug induced coma for the first part of his recovery.


Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 06-23-14 8:29 AM
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I had a cotton sweater once that must have been treated with something flammable. I got too close to the flame of a gas stove, and suddenly had little flames running up my arm and all over the sweater. I tore it off, stomped on it, the flames went out, the sweater wasn't even visibly scorched, I never felt anything. Really weird experience.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 06-23-14 8:36 AM
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Maybe it's like galvanisation, but for fire instead of rust.


Posted by: Ginger Yellow | Link to this comment | 06-23-14 8:38 AM
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2: you should have probably kept it on and developed a superhero identity.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06-23-14 8:39 AM
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Or horrible scarring. One or the other.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 06-23-14 8:41 AM
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Probably just spilled some grain alcohol on it.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06-23-14 8:42 AM
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5: definitely not disjoint sets.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06-23-14 8:43 AM
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1: Terrifies me, too. I've heard enough "grad student wears synthetic-fabric sweater to chemistry lab, dies horribly" stories for this lifetime.


Posted by: dalriata | Link to this comment | 06-23-14 8:43 AM
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Fashion kills people more slowly these days


Posted by: Annelid Gustator | Link to this comment | 06-23-14 8:49 AM
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Until the great Yoga Pants Pandemic of 2016.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06-23-14 8:51 AM
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Kudos to the authors for writing that story to the end without making a single play on "Arsenic and Old Lace".


Posted by: knecht ruprecht | Link to this comment | 06-23-14 8:55 AM
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10: sort of a "flew too close to the sun" dénouement, eh?


Posted by: Annelid Gustator | Link to this comment | 06-23-14 9:47 AM
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Too close to the moon.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06-23-14 9:52 AM
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Last week, at a bonfire party at a house my son wanted to move into, one of his prospective roommates tossed in some alcohol, which burned a kid so severely he's in an induced coma.

First, though, he writhed around in pain while a bunch of drunk teenagers were too scared to call 9-1-1. Until prospective roommate #2 stepped outside, saw what was going on, and took charge.


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 06-23-14 9:57 AM
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I guess that belongs on the Horror thread from a few days ago. The injured kid was airlifted to Salt Lake at 3 or 4 am; presumably the (out-of-town) parents had been called some short time before that.


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 06-23-14 10:08 AM
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Ugh. At least they can do the medically induced coma now. I understand (second hand) that the pain was tremendous.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06-23-14 10:14 AM
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13: bravo


Posted by: Annelid Gustator | Link to this comment | 06-23-14 1:02 PM
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Speaking of Poisoned Garments

I think this changed me in 1983, the best thing ever, the most beautiful woman.


Posted by: bob mcmanus | Link to this comment | 06-23-14 7:25 PM
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