(2006, Australia) In the suburbs of Adelaide, "the undisputed cannabis capital of Australia," sleeping
residents were awakened by a resounding explosion. A smoking hole was found
in a neighbor's backyard, still reeking of the pungent odor of
marijuana. Police found the remains of a man at the bottom of the hole.
They learned that the deceased had set up a hidden hydroponic system in a
large water tank buried in his backyard. He used a CO2 generator--a small
flame from a butane gas bottle--to improve plant growth. On this particular
evening, the man had climbed down into his garden paradise, only to find
that the flame had gone out. Without knowing how many days the gas had been
leaking into his, er, bomb, he re-lit the flame.
Darwin asks: "I have received many skeptical comments, including some
from residents of Adelaide. I found one promising lead, purporting to be
an Australian police document from the relevant territorial force; however,
their entire online media center is offline at present. Please contact me
if you can confirm this tale."
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