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hedgewick
06-09-2006, 07:54 PM
Check this out. I just happened to come across this online. Kinda scary althought I'm not sure if it is supposed to be a joke.

http://www.ptleader.com/main.asp?SectionID=36&SubSectionID=55&ArticleID=10138

rebecca
06-09-2006, 08:17 PM
I heard about that last year, I had forgotten.

Julie
06-09-2006, 08:52 PM
Yeah, I think of it whenever I knit with my US13 Addis. :roflhard:

Pink Dandelion
06-10-2006, 03:56 AM
I heard about this on MSNBCs 'oddball news' back when it first happened. Apparently it's true.

I found the reference to the knitters review thread that was in that article you posted quite amusing though. :mrgreen:

bjc1050
06-10-2006, 08:36 AM
Sure looks like an Addi Turbo...they are hollow like the one in the photo.

Angelia
06-10-2006, 09:59 AM
:shock:

Wow....

Amber
06-10-2006, 10:12 AM
Makes me glad I use bamboo! :lol:

Angelia
06-10-2006, 10:18 AM
Makes me glad I use bamboo! :lol:

:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

No chance of your knitting so fast they catch fire?

feministmama
06-10-2006, 11:15 AM
This story has not been disproven by SNOPES yet and the mythbusters don't want to touch it. I don't know what to think. I'm always a skeptic though.

Angelia
06-10-2006, 12:02 PM
Oh, I wish the Mythbusters would get involved!

CateKnits
06-10-2006, 01:32 PM
Funny. I posted this when I first joined KH and some of you guys told me it was fake, if I remember correctly.

Amber
06-10-2006, 01:32 PM
Makes me glad I use bamboo! :lol:

:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

No chance of your knitting so fast they catch fire?

I can see it now. As my husband tries to douse the flames, I'm yelling, "don't worry about me...save the knitting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

:roflhard:

Angelia
06-10-2006, 07:09 PM
:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

Vendie
06-10-2006, 07:29 PM
I'm surprised the Mythbusters don't want to touch it - there's potential 'splosions! I thought they loved anything that involved blowing stuff up! :roflhard:

Angelia
06-10-2006, 07:37 PM
I'm surprised the Mythbusters don't want to touch it - there's potential 'splosions! I thought they loved anything that involved blowing stuff up! :roflhard:

I know! It's their thing! Maybe knitting needles won't give them the kind of explosion they crave--you know, the big boom!