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Old 29 Nov 2007, 06:22
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The Can of Soup That Ruined My Life

Yes, believe it or not, a can of soup can actually ruin one's life.

Being sick and all, I decided to cook some soup. Being a programmer and not a chef, I put the can of soup onto the stove (as per the directions) and turned that sucker up. Now, I'm not a complete idiot... I've cooked it like that before and it worked out OK. But somehow, lady luck wasn't on my side tonight.

I go back to my PC to kill a few minutes while I wait, and I hear a loud explosion.

I immediately panic, well knowing what had just happened. My roommate had a blank look in his face, wondering what the hell just happened. I rush to the kitchen to see the entire room covered in Campbell's chunky soup. When I say the whole room, I mean it - the ceiling, walls, doors, lights, appliances. It was completely covered with chunks of meat, veggies and sauce.

I mean, it's pretty damn funny... one of those worst case scenarios that you don't even think about. I pretty much peed myself, and begged for some help with the cleanup since we are both dead if it's not cleaned before it starts to stain.

Everything went pretty well except for the ceiling, which is white with that stacco? texture stuff on it. We had to rub it off in order to clean it, so we have a very uneven ceiling with patches of wood showing. We have about 15 minutes before my other roommate comes home, who is the fussy girl who likes things clean.

At some point in our cleaning process, one of the kitchen lights went out, so at this point my roommate starts taking it apart to look at it. It's one of those 4ft pole lights with the rectangular plastic cover. As we are trying to put it back in and get it working, it drops and shatters into a million pieces. Dust and broken glass is now covering our 3 hours of scrubbing.

Anyway, by some miracle she is late, and 4 hours later we managed to clean everything up, with the exception of the broken ("burned out") light and the patchy ceiling which we'll have to re-paint eventually.

What a night

All from one pesky can of soup, and an incompetent cook. I'm never cooking again.
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Old 29 Nov 2007, 06:26
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TBH, that's not cooking , merely "re-heating". So you're an incompetent "re-heater" xD.
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Old 29 Nov 2007, 06:27
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Thanks... means a lot.

I cook some stuff, like spaghetti, omelettes, quesadillas... but anything that requires more effort than ordering is cooking to me.
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Old 29 Nov 2007, 06:28
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Aj, i swear man, you have completely made my night xD i was depressed up until you told me that! although it shouldn't be something to laugh at, it was pretty entertaining, thanks for the laugh man!
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Old 29 Nov 2007, 06:39
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Originally Posted by SirAdrian View Post
... I put the can of soup onto the stove (as per the directions) and turned that sucker up. ...
What were those directions? Heat contents and serve?
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Old 29 Nov 2007, 06:41
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"Heat on stove and serve", or along those lines.

Pics on the way! Maybe a video, too.
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Old 29 Nov 2007, 06:50
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Who is "she"? Also, I'm not a physics person but heat causes pressure and if there isn't an outlet for that pressure...

O wait, you already found that out. I feel for you and your roommate but I thank you at the same time for making me laugh.
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Old 29 Nov 2007, 07:05
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A few pics from the event













^ the lid, about 7 meters away




^ me after eating pizza .... no soup for me
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Old 29 Nov 2007, 07:11
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I love it! AJ, you rock!
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Old 29 Nov 2007, 08:47
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This made my week.

"place on stove and heat"
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Old 29 Nov 2007, 09:33
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Note to myself: 'Never re-heat cans'

Thank God u weren't the guy in South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- An exploding mobile phone battery apparently killed a South Korean man in the first such known case in this gadget-obsessed country, police say.

The man, identified only by his family name Suh, was found dead at his workplace in a quarry Wednesday morning and his mobile phone battery was melted in his shirt pocket, a police official in Cheongwon, 135 kilometers (85 miles) south of Seoul, told The Associated Press.

"We presume that the cell phone battery exploded," the police official said on condition of anonymity.

The official said the phone was made by South Korea's LG Electronics, the world's fifth-biggest handset maker.

LG Electronics confirmed its product was involved in the accident but said such a battery explosion and death was virtually impossible.
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Old 29 Nov 2007, 09:40
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Originally Posted by nix View Post
This made my week.

"place on stove and heat"
... you didn't take your avatar from my picture did you?!?!

how insensitive

iogames, if I had been near the can at the time, the lid could have slit my throat when it it exploded... very scary!
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Old 29 Nov 2007, 10:13
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OMG, I haven't laughed this hard in a LONG time!

Um, it's all fine and dandy if you wanna heat a can of soup, on the stove, IN the can, BUT you've gotta OPEN the can first. Or, like normal folks, use a small saucepan. They look like this:



Would it be insensitive of me to ask if I can nominate you for a Darwin Award? Or suggest you submit this on the site? http://www.darwinawards.com/

OH, and those textured ceilings really DO suck BIG time!! I used to have to clean them after fires when I was working as a Disaster Restoration Technician.
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Old 29 Nov 2007, 11:15
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PMSL..... how funny
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Old 29 Nov 2007, 11:41
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All from one pesky can of soup, and an incompetent cook. I'm never cooking again.
It could have been worse, you could have made it into the Darwin Awards

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