News Man shoots off fireworks from top of his head, dies instantly

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  1. Quedee

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    Man shoots off firework from top of his head, dies instantly
    POSTED 4:53 PM, JULY 5, 2015, BY FOX 4 NEWSROOM, UPDATED AT 05:10PM, JULY 5, 2015
    CALAIS, Maine — Authorities said a 22-year-old man died after he launched a firework off the top of his head on Saturday night.

    WCSH reported that 22-year-old Devon Staples and his friends were drinking at the time of the incident. It reportedly happened in the backyard of one of Staples’ friend’s homes in Calais, Maine.

    According to the state Department of Public Safety, Staples placed a fireworks mortar tube on his head and set it off. He died instantly after the firework exploded.

    The victim’s brother, Cody Staples, told the New York Daily News it was an accident. He said his brother was holding a lighter and it accidentally caused the firework to go off.

    “I was the first one who got there. There was no rushing him to the hospital. There was no Devon left when I got there,” his brother said. “It was a freak accident. …. But Devon was not the kind of person who would do something stupid. He was the kind of person who would pretend to do something stupid to make people laugh.”

    Staples lives in Orlando where he used to work at Disney World. He was most recently working as a dog walker.

    Officials say this is the first fireworks-attributed death in Maine since they were legalized two years ago.
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    Devon Staples changed his profile picture.
     
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    Occupation: dog walker
     
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    I tried this earlier too, already a thread.
     
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    He was cute.
     
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    Sorry, delete
     
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    May as well have just said: fudge packer.
     
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    I thought the gator guy had to be the dumbest guy in the world but this one has him beat: this guy forgot about gravity.

    This is not a freak accident and it sounds like his brother will be joining him in the future.

    When you drop a mass from a height it falls down because gravity pulls it down. Explosions are mass. When the mass explodes gravity pulls it down. You explode something on top of your head and the stuff that blows up is accelerated in the direction that gravity pulls mass. So if you put a stick of TNT on your head and ignite it, most of the force will be exerted down to the ground, even if it has to go thru your head to get there.

    Thankfully this family seems to be correcting the mistake the parents made by having kids: win-win for the gene pool again.
     
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    apparently neither was he, or his brother.

    Ever see the show Science of The Stupid?
     
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    no, sir. Im 'not much for a tv person'
     
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    ah... this sort of thing. I see :ucoffee:

     
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    the guys who jump off their houses' roofs on to their lawns thinking they will be ok because they land on some padding and end up fracturing their asses (coccyx) are the best. they wear crash helmets on their heads when they ought to be sitting in the helmets.
     
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    That made me lol
     
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    He may have died, but it was only a lateral move in the brain activity department.
     
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    White people :rolleyes:
     
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    i bet the explosion spiked his brainstem onto his spinal cord. probably just a mess of jello inside afterwards.
     
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