This story from Australias best newspaper will bring tears to your eyes.
Its the story of a young man pushing back the boundaries of science in his quest for knowledge, pyrotchnics and human endurance.
But seriously how can you go past a front page like this one…
A few choice highlights from the reporting.
A MAN who suffered serious burns when friends lit a firecracker in his bum says he was just showing his visiting mates a Territory good time.
Alex Bowden, 23, of Wagaman, Darwin, put a spinning “flying bee” winged firework in his butt crack during a party at a rented house on Rossiter St, Rapid Creek on Saturday night.
His mate Todd Lovell lit the fuse.
“I had a few lads up from Queensland and I had to put on a good show,”
“It didn’t burn my balls or my back,” the fitter and turner said. “Just my fingers and my arse. “It was a pretty loose one, hey.”
His mate Reece McEwen said: “He screamed a little bit and there were a fair few f-words”.
But Mr Bowden denied that there were tears.
“You can’t sit here crying,” he said.
Anfd how is his family coping with the shame and embarassment??
Mr Bowen said his mother “thought it was funny”.