Airhead, you might like this anecdote.
A friend of mine in Michigan was once dismayed about a Black Cat firecracker that wouldn't light. No matter what he used on the wick, it wouldn't light. So, he got the 'smart' idea of removing the wick and dipping it in gasoline. He then lit it and tried to get away. He didn't suffer injury, but you can imagine what happened, especially with a Black Cat. :disagree: He did have a ringing in both ears for a few hours, though. :doh: