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Redemption Accomplished and Applied
Redemption Accomplished and Applied
by John Murray

Saturday, July 28, 2001
A New Jersey couple caught their house on fire by putting a Pop-Tart in the toaster and then leaving the house. Now they are suing Kellogg and Black & Decker. "I never thought a Pop-Tart could turn into a blowtorch,'' their attorney, Mauro Casci, told the newspaper. This struck me as really funny, because I thought everybody knew about Pop-Tart blowtorches. As Dave Barry writes, "It is a well-known scientific fact that if you put a Kellogg's brand strawberry Pop-Tart into a toaster and hold the toaster lever down so that it can't pop up, after about five minutes, the Pop-Tart will turn into the Blowtorch Snack Pastry from Hell, shooting dramatic blue flames as much as a foot out of the toaster slots." A quick Google search yields pictures and more pictures and an experiment by a Doctor of Pyrotartology.

A Kellogg spokesman claimed that Pop-Tarts do not cause fires, despite ample evidence and the warning on the box advising customers not to leave the toaster unattended due to a possible risk of fire. That spokesman probably shares a cave with Mauro Casci.

The local fire company listed the cause of the blaze as "stupidity." OK, they really listed the cause as ''unattended food,'' but we know what they meant.

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