Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Great Moments in Idiocy Vol. 1: A Battery of Problems
One afternoon three years ago, I learned a valuable lesson on reasons not to put loose AA batteries in your pocket after changing them in your portable CD player. As I sat down to return to work after lunch, I felt a persistent and ever-increasing burning sensation in my right pocket. Perplexed by this, I stood up immediately to find that the loose batteries had arranged themselves end to end in my pocket, reacting with loose change I had, which was now red hot!