What the hell? A Royal Australian Air Force man suffered severe burns yesterday after he was caught in a porta-potty explosion. And no one seems to be sure why it happened. I smell a conspiracy.
The "military incident" took place at Rockhampton Airport during a US-led military exercise. Apparently the man decided to light up while on the toilet when things went all explode-y around him. And whether or not it was just an accident or, say, a case of booby (poopy?) trapping isn't clear, despite an ongoing investigation. What is certain is that the MythBusters should be on the case. According to Fox:
There has been speculation that methane build-up in a portable toilet could cause it to explode — however that theory was not proved when tested by TV science show "Mythbusters."