Honorable Mentions have misadventures that stop short of the ultimate
sacrifice. Nevertheless we salute the spirit of their colossal
blunders with an Honorable Mention. Better luck next time!
A Drilliant Idea
2009 Honorable Mention
Confirmed True by Darwin
(13 June 2009, Washington) A Spokane man with a spray paint can learned the wrong way to get around a clogged nozzle. Fire officials say the man used a cordless drill to penetrate the pressurized can. The contents spewed out of the hole, and a small spark from the drill ignited a flash fire. The man's face was seriously burned, but he was treated at the Deaconess Medical Center and lived to spray another day.