The burning truth
Now here’s a terrific idea: bet your friends that you can set some high-proof rum on fire.
Tuesday 7 August 2012, 05:16PM
Better yet, pour it over your head and challenge them to set your face on fire.
No? No takers?
William Bonner, 36, of Georgia in the US found takers. CCTV footage in a bar shows Bonner standing with a row of rum shots on the floor in front of him. He pours one over his head, someone else steps forward and it’s “Flame On!”
Bonner, looking like a drunk and overweight version of the Human Torch, staggers around crashing into furniture before others pour beer over him.
A police spokesman said no criminal charges will be filed because Bonner admitted that he had agreed to the dare.
“The man who was set on fire bet friends he was drinking with that he could set his face on fire,” the spokesperson added.
“No one believed him. He proved them wrong.”
Bonner is now in intensive care in the local burns unit. The CCTV vid has gone viral. Just search for “really really really REALLY dumb rum fire”.