June 03, 2012

A Lethal “Game”

A shocking accident to mischievous boys is reported from Washington.  Three lads discovering a can of nitroglycerine set it up to throw stones at it.  The first stone caused an explosion, which resulted in two of the boys being blown to atoms, while the third received injuries which were likely to be fatal.  (Yorkshire Evening Post, April 14th, 1891)