Skip to comments.Burning near the river: 21 people go up in flames for world record
Posted on 10/22/2013 9:43:42 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
CLEVELAND, Ohio Kathy Simone put a torch to her husband Saturday night and watched him burn.
"It was a little gratifying,'' she said as she smiled at her husband, the Rev. Mark Simone. "Not really. To pour the (lighter) fluid all over and then to light it was pretty scary.''
A second group, including Kathy Simone, poured lighter fluid over the 21, then used 3-foot torches to set them off.
Those ablaze walked back and forth across the parking lot, waving their flaming arms and legs. Soon, they were on the ground. The people, who moments earlier had set them on fire, were now coating them in the foam of a fire extinguisher. Dousings with wet towels followed.
Afterward, some of the people set on fire said they never felt anything; others said they began to feel warm. Cleveland police, fire and EMS workers stood by throughout the event. Gadd paid to have them on hand. Turns out they weren't needed.
Batchelor, who has been put on fire more than 200 times, was amazed at the process.
"It looked great to me,'' he said.
It also looked great to Philip Robertson, the judge from the Guinness World Records. He spent more time looking at video after the event than a befuddled NFL referee on a Sunday afternoon as he timed the burn and made sure it was continuous.
When he proclaimed a new record was set, the crowd roared.
(Excerpt) Read more at cleveland.com ...
Not my idea of a fun time.
What could go wrong?
So that is how the Cuyahoga River caught fire? Hmmmm.
I saw the headline and thought it was crazy Indian holy men at the Ganges River.
I sure hope they have signed up for Obamacare!
Under Obamacare such frivolity will be VERBOTTEN~!
These people have too much time on their hands.
Maybe they can get jobs as Hollywood stunt men.
Randy Newman song...
I saw this on the news. Maybe I’m weird, but I thought it was pretty cool.
If Pink Floyd doesn’t use this as their next album cover, they’re idiots.
What a stupid way to spend an afternoon
And we worry about what our kids are going to do next. Are they practicing for hell?
They likely will miss out though.
I thought it was a drunken RED'S KIN fan, at the Potomac, celebrating their win over da bears or the success of the obamacare website.
Just hope the neighborhood kids don’t find out about this.
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