And thank God your chair didn't explode today! I almost cried after reading this article... not because it's sad, which it is, but because I refused to sit on my chair for the first few hours after reading it. I laughed uncontrollably as I knelt down in front of my computer typing emails and answering the phone. Phleming sat on the very edge of his chair all day. Everyone who reads this has a similar reaction which increased the laughter to "pee your pants" hysteria. Now we would like to share this discomfort with you, our 'dead'icated readers. This also serves as an official warning- YOU ARE SITTING ON A LOADED GUN PEOPLE... AND I'M NOT TALKING ABOUT YOUR @SS!
"Well, stories don't get much worse than this. A 14-year-old boy in China was killed when his chair exploded, sending chunks of metal into his rectum. He bled to death from the wounds he suffered.
The alleged explosion came from the gas cylinder that was in the base of the chair, the part that allowed the user to adjust the seat up and down. The canister gets compressed when you sit on it, but can it actually create enough energy to make the seat cushion explode and kill a man? I doubt it, but this is what people are reporting.
In other news, I am working from a beanbag"