I almost became a Darwin award nominee I'll start this by saying, although I live in the South, I'm not orignally from here. So I don't consider myself a redneck. But maybe they're rubbing off on me. I was mowing the lawn today, and saw the biggest fire ant hill of my life in my back yard. I have allergic reactions to bug bites, so they had to go. I got the bright idea of burning them. Let me preface this by saying, I know it's not a good idea. I've seen the videos where people blow themselves up doing it. But I figured I'm smarter than them, I'll just use a small amount of gas. So I poured gas all over the ant hill and made a line of gas about 4 feet away. Here's the funny part. I lit the end of the gas trail which shot up a huge flame. That caused me to jump back and drop the gas can on the fire. When I grabbed it to pick it up, the spout was burning. So I'm sitting there picturing this gas can exploding like a bomb in my hand. I threw the can down the hill in my yard (waiting for it to explode). Luckily the toss and roll put out the flame. Now that that fiasco was avoided, I noticed my yard was burning like a California wildfire. There was black smoke going into the sky from my backyard. I grabbed the hose and sprayed out all the flames. I REALLY hope my neighbors weren't watching! Unfortunately my wife saw it. She was not happy. So take it from me. Gas on ant hills really isn't a good idea!