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Explosion At The Gunpowder Factory

Image used under a Collective Commons License from: terrific explosion occurs in a gunpowder factory in Ireland.

Once all the mess has been cleared up, and inquiry begins into what can only be described as the biggest disaster the area has ever seen.

One of the few survivors is pulled up in front of the board of inquiry to make a statement.

“Okay Murphy”, says the investigator. “You were near the scene, did you see what happened?”

“Yes sir, I did”, said Murphy.

“Well”, the investigator asked, “what happened then?”

Murphy answered…

“Well, it’s like this. Old Sean Flanaghan was in the mixing room, and I saw him take a cigarette out of his pocket and light up”.

“He was smoking in the mixing room?” the investigator said in stunned horror, “How long had he been with the company?”

“About 20 years, sir”, Murphy said.

“20 years in the company, then he goes and strikes a match in the mixing room! I would have thought it would have been the last thing that he would have done”.

Murphy sadly replied, “It was, sir”.

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