Don't Inspect a Gas Tanker with a Lighter if You Don't Want to Catch on Fire

I would have assumed this was within the bounds of common sense, but, you know, you can never be too careful. Apparently the notion wasn't obvious to this fellow, who blew apart an entire gas station through his idiot-curiosity.

Maybe it was the fumes? Maybe it was a fundamental misunderstanding of what gasoline is and what it does? Maybe this was some sort of performance art? Either way, look very carefully at this video, and never, ever do it yourself. [via Reddit]

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According to comments from the YouTube video, it was a cell phone that he pulled out of his pocket and it ignited the tank when it rang.