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For most, it would seem blatantly obvious that trying to launch fireworks from between your butt cheeks isn't the smartest idea.
But The Sun has published a photograph of a prankster's scarred posterior as a “warning to others not to attempt the same stunt".
Essex resident Ross Minshull, 20, learned the hard way.
"As soon as I lit it, I knew I'd been stupid; I could feel the burning. My mates couldn't stop themselves laughing, but my backside was on fire," he said.
The surfacing engineer was taken to hospital where he had plastic surgery.
“To be honest, I don't even want to see a firework ever again, my bum gets sore at just the thought of it."
One person's masterpiece is another's mess.
An enthusiastic cleaner in Germany has reportedly ruined a piece of modern art worth more than $1 million.
The Guardian reports the sculpture by the late German artist Martin Kippenberger had been on loan to the Ostwall Museum in Dortmund when it “fell prey to the cleaner's scouring pad".
“The work, called When It Starts Dripping From the Ceiling, comprised a rubber trough placed underneath a rickety wooden tower made from slats. Inside the trough, Kippenberger had spread a layer of paint representing dried rainwater," the newspaper reported.
Armed with a scrubbing brush, the cleaner set out to remove the patina from four walls of the trough and was so thorough "it is now impossible to return it to its original state".
The museum valued the piece at 800,000 Euros ($1,061,800).
It started with an act of mercy and finished with horrified internet users calling police.
After caring for their ailing horse, an American couple put down the animal with a single gunshot.
But it was what happened next that raised hackles.
The 21-year-old Oregon woman stripped naked, climbed inside the gutted carcass and posed for photographs posted online. The couple's excuse was they wanted to feel at “one with the horse", according to Washington County Sgt. Dave Thompson.
"This is definitely number one on the oddity list," he told The Huffington Post, who also published the images behind a warning to readers.
The couple avoided prosecution because authorities determined they did not kill the 32-year-old horse simply to take the photographs.