Man Sets Himself Aflame To Impress Date

December 30, 2008

Sweden (ChattahBox) – In what has to be one of the worst pick-up moves in history, a man trying to impress a woman he was on a date with lit himself on fire, and is now suffering from serious burns.

The unnamed 33 year old Swedish man was out on a date with an unknown woman, when he poured gasoline over his arm to show he could burn it without hurting himself. Apparently, it didn’t go as planned, as the flames not only severely burned his arm, as well as a good portion of his body, landing him in the hospital.

“It obviously didn’t go well. He burned his arm and other parts of his body and was in a state of shock,” Reine Johansson, a Kalmar police spokesperson, told reporters. “Don’t ask me what the point of the trick was supposed to be.”

The man, who is recovering in the hospital, may be brought up on charges of endangering the public. Lesson learned: fire isn’t a toy, especially when you couple it with flammable substances.


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