A 47-year-old pilot damaged the inside of his own house in an unusual accident last weekend. Fortunately, Reg Blower was off-duty at the time, so nobody was injured.
According to neighbours, Reg's wife had suffered years of his raucous belching, farting and snoring. So she had partitioned their bedroom and built an 18-inch-thick lead wall to reduce noise transmission.
Reg admitted that "if it helped her get some peace, then fair enough. She must have very sensitive hearing. But it was the echo-effect on my side from the rebounds which got painful. So I started to bottle them up - until I just let rip with a belter."
According to the surveyor's reports, it was that one that broke through the partition.
Mrs Blower has already contracted a local sound-proofing company to rebuild the partition wall - "which will be DOUBLE THICKNESS this time!" she added emphatically.