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The bottom rocket
A drunken frat brother sparks a lawsuit by firing a bottle rocket out of a surprising orifice — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation
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West Virginia college student is suing his fraternity, alleging that he fell off a deck when a drunken frat brother fired a bottle rocket out of his own anus. Louis Helmburg III alleges that Travis Hughes's bottle-rocket stunt so startled him that he jumped back and fell. "Firing bottle rockets out of one's anus," the lawsuit states, "constitutes an 'ultrahazardous' activity."

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