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Burning near the river: 21 people go up in flames for world record
Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | 10/19/2013 | John Caniglia, The Plain Dealer The Plain Dealer

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.''

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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 ...


TOPICS: Hobbies; Local News
KEYWORDS: burn
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Twenty-one people go up in flames Saturday night to gain a Guinness World Record in a promotion by Cleveland business Hotcards in the parking lot at Shooter's in the Flats. (Lonnie Timmons III/The Plain Dealer)

1 posted on 10/22/2013 9:43:42 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

Not my idea of a fun time.


2 posted on 10/22/2013 9:45:06 AM PDT by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

What could go wrong?


3 posted on 10/22/2013 9:46:06 AM PDT by heartwood
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To: Responsibility2nd

So that is how the Cuyahoga River caught fire? Hmmmm.


4 posted on 10/22/2013 9:46:45 AM PDT by Autonomous User (Pain Fades. Chicks Dig Scars. Glory, lasts forever.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Undead?


5 posted on 10/22/2013 9:46:53 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Venturer

I saw the headline and thought it was crazy Indian holy men at the Ganges River.


6 posted on 10/22/2013 9:47:52 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Hold muh gasoline can.........


7 posted on 10/22/2013 9:48:17 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I sure hope they have signed up for Obamacare!


8 posted on 10/22/2013 9:52:07 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Under Obamacare such frivolity will be VERBOTTEN~!


9 posted on 10/22/2013 9:53:45 AM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: F15Eagle

These people have too much time on their hands.


10 posted on 10/22/2013 9:54:04 AM PDT by Liberty Wins ( The average lefty is synapse challenged)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Maybe they can get jobs as Hollywood stunt men.


11 posted on 10/22/2013 10:01:10 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (The Second Amendment makes all the other amendments possible)
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To: Autonomous User

Randy Newman song...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtW8RkI3-c4


12 posted on 10/22/2013 10:05:01 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: Responsibility2nd
21 people...


13 posted on 10/22/2013 10:06:03 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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I saw this on the news. Maybe I’m weird, but I thought it was pretty cool.


14 posted on 10/22/2013 10:33:24 AM PDT by radiohead
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To: Responsibility2nd; Darksheare

If Pink Floyd doesn’t use this as their next album cover, they’re idiots.


15 posted on 10/22/2013 10:41:35 AM PDT by Salamander (Blue Oyster Cult Will Be The Soundtrack For The Revolution.....)
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To: Responsibility2nd

What a stupid way to spend an afternoon


16 posted on 10/22/2013 10:48:01 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Responsibility2nd

And we worry about what our kids are going to do next. Are they practicing for hell?


17 posted on 10/22/2013 10:53:02 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: Salamander; Responsibility2nd

Agreed!
They likely will miss out though.


18 posted on 10/22/2013 11:01:53 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
I saw the headline and thought it was crazy Indian holy men at the Ganges River.

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.

19 posted on 10/22/2013 11:25:05 AM PDT by USS Alaska (If I could...I would.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Just hope the neighborhood kids don’t find out about this.


20 posted on 10/22/2013 11:25:55 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: Autonomous User

The Cuyahoga River was my first thought too. How long has it been since the last time it caught fire. And the enviros try to tell that pollution is worse now then ever before.


21 posted on 10/22/2013 11:31:06 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: Autonomous User
Back when the river caught on fire (several times, although it made national news just once) the Cuyahoga was less a river than a toxic waste disposal channel. The river tour boat, with the unintentionally funny name of the Good Time II, plied the waters through the industrial Flats carrying kids on school outings. I remember the river displayed a mix of day glow colors and odors that nature would never produce on her own. The mix of those chemicals and floating wood debris was what caught fire.

This Guinness Records "happening" probably should have been in commemoration of another legendary Cleveland national news embarrassing event, when the flowing Slavic mane of then Mayor Ralph Perk also caught fire.

It takes thick skin and a sense of humor to grow up sane in these parts.

22 posted on 10/22/2013 11:34:03 AM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“It’s all about bringing positives to Cleveland, and if we have to set ourselves on fire to do it, then so be it,”

It’s Cleveland!

The bar is very low.....


23 posted on 10/22/2013 11:43:16 AM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: Responsibility2nd
You win the "find the perfect animated gif" contest this week. Pick up your prize in the lobby.


24 posted on 10/22/2013 11:48:37 AM PDT by zeugma (Is it evil of me to teach my bird to say "here kitty, kitty"?)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Burning man not at Burning Man. YAHOOO!

Marshmallow stand did record business.

25 posted on 10/22/2013 12:00:11 PM PDT by Daffynition (*$17,000,000,000,000*)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Whoop de do. They wore fire suits.

Of course with the sequester, the death panels will claim fire suits were cut so we won't be issued any.

26 posted on 10/22/2013 12:08:09 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Future Darwin award winners. And a great example to their kids. What could possibly go wrong???


27 posted on 10/22/2013 12:25:36 PM PDT by Wicket (1 Peter 3:15 , Romans 5:5-8)
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