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Scooby Doom: Puppy Blows Up Owners’ House After Chewing Through Can of Deodorant
Metro UK ^ | Thursday 9 Jan 2014

Posted on 01/09/2014 6:03:25 PM PST by nickcarraway

A puppy blew up his owners’ house after he chewed through a can of deodorant.

Greyhound cross Zeus was left alone for just ten minutes before he sparked an explosion so powerful it shattered double-glazed windows, blew through floorboards and set a sofa on fire.

The six-month-old pup had chewed through a can of Lynx deodorant and, as it contents sprayed out, they were ignited by the heat from a lamp.

The blast caused £2,000 of damage but Zeus, along with five other pets in the house, escaped uninjured.

Owner Kerry Leech said: ‘He’s just a pup and at the moment he’ll chew anything.’

Miss Leech, 20, and her partner, Mathew Heckler, 22, were on their way to the shops on Saturday when they were alerted to the explosion by a text from a neighbour in Goldthorpe, in South Yorkshire.

She said: ‘I was panicking about our pets and rushed back. We saw flashing lights, two fire engines were outside the house and the street was blocked off.

‘We thought someone had put something through the letter-box or there had been a gas explosion.’

At first, firefighters thought the blast was caused by a leaky gas pipe but an investigation later concluded ‘a dog caused the explosion’.

Mr Heckler said: ‘I didn’t even know we had a can of Lynx in the living room. It was a Christmas present from Kerry’s parents and was in a gift box right next to the fire and back boiler.’

Prof Tom Welton, head of the chemistry department at Imperial College London, said the butane contained in deodorant was highly flammable.

He added: ‘The lowest temperature it can be ignited is minus 60C, so it is very dangerous stuff. These cans do come with warnings but obviously a puppy can’t read those.’


TOPICS: Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: doggieping; dogs; explosion; ordinance
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1 posted on 01/09/2014 6:03:25 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Joe 6-pack

Ping


2 posted on 01/09/2014 6:05:39 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

This story doesn’t pass my smell test.


3 posted on 01/09/2014 6:07:38 PM PST by bigfootbob
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To: bigfootbob

Anyone else notice the deodorant was named after a species of cat?


4 posted on 01/09/2014 6:08:35 PM PST by dangus
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To: nickcarraway

That’s an a-pup-clypse for sure.


5 posted on 01/09/2014 6:08:59 PM PST by Redcitizen (Never bring a tank to a Chuck Norris fight.)
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To: nickcarraway

ARF!?

(WHAT HAPPEN?)


6 posted on 01/09/2014 6:09:25 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: nickcarraway

That’s what you get when you name the dog after the god of lightning.


7 posted on 01/09/2014 6:09:32 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (Five years, my brain hurts a lot.)
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; afraidfortherepublic; ...
WOOOF!

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8 posted on 01/09/2014 6:10:47 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: nickcarraway
Mr Heckler said: ‘I didn’t even know we had a can of Lynx in the living room. It was a Christmas present from Kerry’s parents

Hmmm....

9 posted on 01/09/2014 6:12:52 PM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: nickcarraway

The headline reminds me of the line famously overheard at IHOP by Louis Black: “If it weren’t for my horse I would never have spent that year at college”. (or something to that effect)


10 posted on 01/09/2014 6:17:49 PM PST by vladimir998
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To: vladimir998

http://www.comedycentral.com/video-clips/suli6y/comedy-central-presents-college-horse


11 posted on 01/09/2014 6:18:57 PM PST by vladimir998
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To: nickcarraway

“These cans do come with warnings but obviously a puppy can’t read those.”

Well, he is a puppy. A couple of years of doggy school, and he’ll be reading like an old pro.


12 posted on 01/09/2014 6:19:28 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: bigfootbob

I agree, that must of been one hell a big industrial sized cans of deodorant, and what was the lamp an open flame?


13 posted on 01/09/2014 6:26:19 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: nickcarraway

He got a can of deodorant for Christmas? Weird


14 posted on 01/09/2014 6:30:09 PM PST by Mercat
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To: nickcarraway
Miss Leech, 20, and her partner, Mathew Heckler, 22,

business partner?

15 posted on 01/09/2014 6:32:57 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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16 posted on 01/09/2014 6:34:38 PM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: bigfootbob

Likewise!


17 posted on 01/09/2014 6:40:37 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (It's difficult to differentiate between a hog calling contest and a Senate rollcall.)
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To: GeronL

Must be Jewish...

I know from Jackie Mason that every Jew has to be a partner in something.


18 posted on 01/09/2014 6:41:36 PM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: nickcarraway

My first guess would be cooking a little meth or crack on the kitchen stove and got a bad recipe from the internet.


19 posted on 01/09/2014 6:42:37 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (It's difficult to differentiate between a hog calling contest and a Senate rollcall.)
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To: Mercat

“He got a can of deodorant for Christmas? Weird”

Maybe the lesser hints had not worked...


20 posted on 01/09/2014 6:45:22 PM PST by Clay Moore ("In politics, stupidity is not a handicap." Napoleon Bonaparte)
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To: nickcarraway
After an explosion of that magnitude...it'll be a miracle the fog is not now deaf.

We were lucky...chewing was relegated to shoes and furniture


21 posted on 01/09/2014 6:52:56 PM PST by Daffynition (It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so.)
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To: Daffynition

fog = dog

LOL


22 posted on 01/09/2014 6:53:56 PM PST by Daffynition (It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so.)
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To: nickcarraway

REALLY? Kennel train your d@mn dogs! Especially puppies! Yeesh!


23 posted on 01/09/2014 6:54:21 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: blueunicorn6

“A couple of years of doggy school, and he’ll be reading like an old pro.”

Perhaps, but it was WRAPPED. (Perhaps a lawsuit is in order because they obscured the warning labels. And, I bet the warning labels didn’t warn against keeping the can away from puppies. So could sue the manufacturer as well!)


24 posted on 01/09/2014 6:59:04 PM PST by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: GeronL

Sounds like a law firm or something. “Heckler and Leech”.

(Dewey, Cheetum & Howe)


25 posted on 01/09/2014 7:00:54 PM PST by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: 21twelve

Dunno, Wanno, Cantno


26 posted on 01/09/2014 7:02:41 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: nickcarraway

If a lamp ignited it, it was one of those beloved incandescent bulbs.


27 posted on 01/09/2014 7:02:47 PM PST by Arthur McGowan
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To: nickcarraway

Not one gave me a can of deodorant for Xmas!~

I didn’t realize that until just now-—LOL!


28 posted on 01/09/2014 7:10:30 PM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: nickcarraway

If I blew up the house, “The dog did it,” would be my excuse too.


29 posted on 01/09/2014 7:12:28 PM PST by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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To: Repeat Offender

“If I blew up the house, “The dog did it,” would be my excuse too.”

Then I blamed the cat for putting him up to it.


30 posted on 01/09/2014 7:26:31 PM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: nickcarraway

...Miss Leech, 20, and her partner, Mathew Heckler, 22....

&&&

Here we go with that “partner” bunk again in describing a shack-up.


31 posted on 01/09/2014 7:48:05 PM PST by Bigg Red (Let the lying lips be dumb, which speak insolently against the righteous in pride and contempt.--Ps3)
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To: Bigg Red

Maybe they are business partners and opening their own hedge fund. It could happen.


32 posted on 01/09/2014 7:50:47 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Baddog! But very cute.


33 posted on 01/09/2014 8:21:03 PM PST by Amberdawn
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To: GeronL

LOL! Sex partner apparently.


34 posted on 01/09/2014 8:22:19 PM PST by Amberdawn
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To: nickcarraway

Ohhhh Is this yours, Nick? I LOVE him!!! (I love my babies more than anything, but I have a serious weakness for Sighthounds. And Doxies)

I am SO relieved to read that this puppy is okay!


35 posted on 01/09/2014 8:41:17 PM PST by KGeorge (Till we're together again, Gypsy girl. May 28, 1998- June 3, 2013)
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To: RichInOC

LOL

Good ‘un.

:)


36 posted on 01/09/2014 8:52:02 PM PST by Salamander (Hey, Jack the Ripper, won't you come on over... hook me up to the power lines of your love...)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Owning sight hounds is a singular experience.

I don’t care how well you [attempt to] train them, every once in a while their ‘special brilliance’ will cause a disaster.

It’s not a question of “if”, only of magnitude.

/23 years with ‘em...haven’t exploded yet

;]


37 posted on 01/09/2014 8:57:26 PM PST by Salamander (Sleeping don't come very easy in a strait white vest.)
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To: nickcarraway

The breed is hopeless as a pet. I have yet to meet one I like.


39 posted on 01/09/2014 9:12:04 PM PST by Mamzelle
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To: Salamander
My greyhound Fernando, after the powdered sugar incendent.


40 posted on 01/09/2014 9:23:34 PM PST by aomagrat (Gun owners who vote for democrats are too stupid to own guns.)
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To: nickcarraway

Bad dog, no biscuit.


41 posted on 01/09/2014 9:34:44 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: nickcarraway

That’s why I use Old Spice stick.


42 posted on 01/09/2014 9:38:17 PM PST by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: aomagrat

I rest my case.

:D

[and OMG!!! LOL]


43 posted on 01/09/2014 10:25:29 PM PST by Salamander (Sleeping don't come very easy in a strait white vest.)
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To: nickcarraway

Expensive puppydoodle.


44 posted on 01/10/2014 3:23:06 AM PST by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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To: aomagrat

LOL, and would do it again, given the chance!

There was this one time when a previous set of dogs, one a collie, the other a small lab, tempted each other into “opening” a big ole bag of cat kibble. Now in my defense, the collie was very well behaved, & they had ignored the bag for quite a while with me proud of their stoic discipline.

*cough*

I did mention one was a lab, right?

Welllllll about all I could take relief in was that at least it all took place in the basement, because as soon as somebody’s system got full, it took it’s expected course which was fine with them because that made room for more... I think it was one of those 16-lb bags.


45 posted on 01/10/2014 3:29:53 AM PST by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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To: nickcarraway

Did the puppy shiite himself?


46 posted on 01/10/2014 3:35:13 AM PST by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: nickcarraway

Butane? In deodorant? And if you’re getting deodorant for Christmas, maybe Mum is trying to tell you something..


47 posted on 01/10/2014 8:24:10 AM PST by informavoracious (Root for Obamacare and healthcare.gov failure!)
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To: nickcarraway

Chomp chomp boom!


48 posted on 01/10/2014 10:28:42 AM PST by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Mamzelle; aomagrat

Greyhounds are wonderful dogs with amazing personalities.

However, one must possess a higher intellect to appreciate them.


49 posted on 01/10/2014 10:39:49 AM PST by Salamander (Sleeping don't come very easy in a strait white vest.)
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To: Salamander
Greyhounds are wonderful dogs with amazing personalities.

Yes they are. Fernando is very smart and annoyingly independent.

50 posted on 01/10/2014 4:00:25 PM PST by aomagrat (Gun owners who vote for democrats are too stupid to own guns.)
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