Using a flame thrower to kill weeds is a bad idea

A German man weeding his garden with a flame thrower managed to burn his house down Friday.

Things started to go wrong for the 54 year old man when he managed to set his hedge alight. The flames spread to his garden shed, before eventually finding some excellent fuel in the form of his house.

If this story isn’t bizarre enough, AFP reports that in Germany flame-throwers are used widely in agriculture and also in gardening, but “generally only for removing weeds from between cracks in paving in driveways and patios.” Remind me to be very, very careful the next time I’m visiting Germany then, because turns out they still take eradicating perceived problems very seriously.