A 12-year-old boy has been taken to hospital with horrific burns after blowing up a petrol can whilst breaking wind.
The accident happened in the Black Country town of Tipton, near Dudley, where the boy, along with his cousin, was having a Fart-lighting Competition.
The victim, who had been in the gold medal position, wound up for one of his special gut-busting efforts, and as he expelled the air from his anus, a flame shot across the garden engulfing trees, shrubs and flowers, as well as the two boys and the house.
A fire crew rushed from nearby Tipton Fire Station when they heard the blast, and the boy's arse was extinguished within minutes.
Watch Commander Paul Harpin said:
"He's got 18% burns and a sore ringpiece. Our advice is to get in touch with your local Fire Station if you plan to hold Fart-lighting Events. We have lots of advice leaflets available which tell you how to hold these events safely."