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Fireworks-in-Buttocks Trick Ends Badly

The party was reportedly in full swing when an unnamed Australian man, 28, decided to show his friends a really funny trick using some fireworks left over from July 1, Territory Day, a commemorative day celebrating the date the Territory was granted self-governance. The Northern Territory man was attending a party in the Darwin suburb of Rapid Creek when according to Senior Sergeant Garry Smith, “A young male decided to place a firework between the cheeks of his bottom and light it.” Smith continued saying, “What must of seemed to be a great idea at the time has backfired.” Quite literally. The resulting explosions gave the would-be “Life of the Party” severe, painful burns “to his cheeks, back and private bits.” Police believe alcohol may have been a factor.

He did not wait for paramedics to arrive, but instead took his wounded butt to the hospital himself. According to police he may require transportation to Adelaide for treatment by a burn specialist, but that’s not all. Since it is illegal to set off fireworks in the Northern Territory on any day except Territory Day, he will probably face a fine for his amusing party hijinks.

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