Florida man dies in bedroom from exploding e-cigarette


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/05/16/florida-man-dies-in-bedroom-fr.html


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#2

Anyone know if there’s a record of a car crash that was caused by the car being so filled with vape smoke that the driver couldn’t see?


#3

Remember the good old days, when exploding cigarette loads were funny?


#4

A pacemaker is even closer, and has the same kind of battery.


#5

I am fairly certain the EXPLOSION didn’t burn 80% of his body, but the resulting fire did.


#6

We literally put laptops and cellphones on our genitals. Quit with the intentionally bad reporting.


#7

In terms of risk of death by fire, you’re probably still coming out way ahead when compared to lighting actual fires and inhaling the smoke. So I think vaping is going to win over cigarettes still there.


#8

Do we now? Explains the lack of resale value.


#9

A less than magnificent end for the World’s Worst Superhero.

Rest in peace, Florida Man.


#10

The report might be making a distinction between consumer products and more highly regulated medical devices, although had Florida Man lived long enough I have no doubt he would have eventually purchased a modded budget pacemaker manufactured in the Philippines and distributed by a company called “Heart-E Health.”


#11

Pretty sure this was actually a case of spontaneous human combustion with the wick effect causing the lithium battery in the vape to explode. The truth will come out eventually.


#12

It should be noted that these types of explosions occur frequently when an inexperienced user tries to use a Mechanical Mod.

These tube mods have no safety features unlike a Regulated Mod that will actively monitor voltage and cutoff the current once the battery hits a threshold preventing this kind of thing.

Mechanical Mods are “cool” though.


#13

As long as there are smokers there will be a subset of them vying for the group prize at the Darwin Awards.


#14

Nooooo, not Floridaman!
The worlds greatest Superhero/-villian.
This is sadder than the end of Infinity War.


#15

Florida Man could have been expected to go in a less than spectacular way, but I was hoping it would somehow involve an alligator. Luckily, Florida Man keeps regenerating and I don’t think we’ve seen or heard the last of him.


#16

Oh, wow, you don’t suppose he got cancer treatment the same place Deadpool did, do you?


#17

I’m not vaping right now.


#18

Cell phones often spend time pressed against ears, and plenty of people keep them in a pocket or a belt-clipped case, so I don’t know what the USFA is smoking. I don’t apply mine to my naughty bits, though.


#19

I hate vaping so much it really is hard for me to care about this.


#20

Show me on the doll where vaping touched you!