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Posted on Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Dave!So there I was driving home from work when a shot rang out.

Not knowing if I was the one being shot at, I pulled over so I could scope out the situation.

But nothing seemed awry.

And then the smell of root beer filled the air. Was I dead? Was I dreaming?

No. A can of A&W just exploded in the back seat of my car...

Root Beer Explosion

So now I am driving the root-beer-mobile. There's root beer everywhere... soaking into the floor... splattered on the ceiling... covering the back of the seats... such a disaster.

And I just don't get it. The weather was overcast. It was not hot. There was no reason for the can to have exploded. I can only guess that they must be using really thin aluminum now-a-days to save on cost, and this is what happens when a can gets a little shook up in the back seat of your car.

Guess it's time to fulfill my dream of lighting my piece-of-shit car on fire and rolling it off a cliff... because that root beer smell ain't ever going away.

Though I suppose it could have been worse. It could have been a can of lutefisk that blew up my car.

Or Strawberry Fanta.

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  1. or a jar of gefilte fish!

  2. That was defect in the can. It couldn’t handle the pressure.

  3. Apricoco says:

    Root beer smells amazing. Basically this is a car improvement.

  4. karen says:

    This happened to me driving home from work. Forgetting I had a 12 pack of coke in the backseat. I got up around the gun pit in our canyon, when all the sudden I heard a shot. Got scared to death when another one went off. I then drove like hell to home. When I got home I then realized it was 2 cans of coke that exploded all over the back of my car.

  5. martymankins says:

    I can think of so many other things that would smell worse than an exploded root beer.

    Of course once solution that would be cool would be ice cream smell, but that doesn’t work so well. But hey, root beer float smell.

  6. Alan Labovitz says:

    “Can of lutefisk” really cracked me up. I’m sorry about your root beer car though. The first message also cracked me up also “. . . or a jar of gefilte fish . . . .” Thanks for the humor this morning.

  7. At least it was a “lite” root beer. Less sugary stickiness to clean up!

  8. Beth says:

    or…..Beverly! Probably smells like it tastes!

  9. Sounds like a products liability lawsuit in the making!

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