Man blows up house inflating air mattress

A German man caused €150,000 of damage to his rented house after trying to repair an inflatable mattress. Being new in town, he had no furniture – and now he has no windows or doors. The 41-year-old, who has not been named, had moved to the town of Diepholz in Lower Saxony and bought the self-inflatable air mattress as he had no furniture in his new home, Bild newspaper reported.
But the mattress was leaky, so he used an industrial strength puncture repair spray to try and fix it. This reacted with the inbuilt electric pump, causing a violent explosion which threw him across the room, ripped doors off their hinges and smashed windows.
Experts believe that heat from the electric motor ignited the gas in the tyre sealant.
He had to be taken to hospital, where he was treated for minor cuts. But a police spokesman told Bild newspaper the man was lucky to escape with minor cuts and an injured wrist.
Prosecutors are now deciding whether to take action against him for causing the explosion, according to the newspaper.
Surveyors were expected to visit the house on Thursday to see if it was still habitable, but on Wednesday there were only shards of glass left in the window frame while curtains were ripped and roof tiles were lying on the ground, the paper said.
http://www.thelocal.de/national/20130822-51537.html
I don't think this is actually considered home "repair"
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On 8/25/13 11:12 AM, Metspitzer wrote:

Some cut.
I bet he didn't read the fine print warnings on the container. But who does? It's only $112,000 USD or so.
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On Sun, 25 Aug 2013 15:48:21 -0500, Dean Hoffman

No it is closer to $200,000. a Euro is about $1.34 right now.
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Why did I just have a vision of the Stay Puff Marshmallow man?
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On Tue, 27 Aug 2013 20:06:15 +0000 (UTC), Red Green

Cue the straight man!
Hey Red, what do ya' need the flower for?
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Aw crap! That wrong spelling kinda screwed up the darn joke, huh?
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