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Up in Flames

A 50-year old Air Force vet decides to get some gas in a gas can in the back of his pickup.  Putting the metal nozzle into a plastic gas can builds up a static charge.  Experts recommend placing the can on the pavement to ground the charge, but since he's doing it on the top of an insulated truck bed - the static has nowhere to go.

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