Pooping cyclist accidentally starts fire that scorches more than 73 acres

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A fire that damaged more than 73 acres of land in the Hulls Gulch Reserve area of the Boise foothills in Idaho was reportedly started by a cyclist attempting to destroy his used toilet paper by lighting it on fire and burying it.

According to the Bureau of Land Management, the unnamed man was cycling in the foothills on Wednesday when nature called. After doing the deed in a ravine, the man lit his used toilet paper on fire in an attempt to destroy the waste. He then buried it to extinguish the flames, but a burning ember spread to some nearby dry grass, igniting the fire

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Can this huge-legged Olympic cyclist power a toaster?

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Robert Förstemann, German track cyclist and proud owner of World Championship gold and Olympic bronze medals, generates a lot of power with his monstrous 29-inch thighs. But can he power a 700W toaster long enough to toast a slice of bread?

A video posted by YouTube user The Toaster Challenge on Wednesday answers that question with a resounding yes, though the struggle definitely wasn’t easy. After completing the challenge, during which he generated 0.021 kWh of power, Förstemann has to lie down on the floor to recover

The video seems to be a part of an environmental campaign, though it’s unclear who’s behind it. The text near the end of the video claims that it takes “1 Robert to toast a slice of bread, 180 Roberts to power a car, and 43,000 Roberts to power an airplane,” then asks “How many Roberts do you need?” Read more…

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