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July 18th, 2000

When Diapers Attack

Dateline: Allen, TX: At an apartment complex, a person changes his or her baby. The dirty diaper, probably a Pampers or similar, is wrapped in a plastic bag and then thrown into a plastic garbage bag on the back porch. Consequently forgotten about, too.

Leave it to the heat: an overly hot Texas summer (allegedly – though I’m sure it’s normal) actually heated up the diaper enough to spontaneously combust. That, coupled with flammable plastics around it, caused a whopping $3,000 in damage. From a diaper.

Morals: take out your trash, and watch what your kid eats! -pm

Posted in Miscellaneous

FROM: Robert
DATE: Tuesday July 18, 2000 -- 4:28:53PM
I don't know if you can call it "spontaneous" if the heat caused it, but still...that's whack. It's better than that town with all the flies.

FROM: Spoor
DATE: Wednesday July 19, 2000 -- 8:23:46PM

DATE: Saturday January 1, 2005 -- 2:36:45 pm

bob barker January 12, 2007, 5:17 pm

so if you left the baby outside then would he ignite?

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