January 10, 2006

"Pinky, are you pondering what I'm pondering?"

I heard this story on the news yesterday, and it still seems highly unlikely that a flaming mouse could have the wherewithal to jump from a pile of brush and run straight to a house--before himself being consumed in his own little self-conflagration--and set the place on fire.

If true, I imagine there will be an outbreak of mouse-borne fires reported. Much easier to rig a flaming mouse than faulty electrical wiring, you know.

"I think so, Brain, but what if the hippopotamus won't wear the beach thong?"

Posted by Terry Oglesby at January 10, 2006 09:59 AM

Oh I believe a mouse could run from the leaves to the house again all aflame, but the house to go up like that as quickly as that? I suppose if it got to a dry place somewhere the man didn't see...very strange tale!

Posted by: Rachel Ann at January 10, 2006 01:03 PM

It just seems much more likely that windblown embers would be the more proximate cause, unless the mouse was one of those stuntmice who put that flameproof goop all over themselves and light themselves and run around flailing their arms.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at January 10, 2006 01:06 PM