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Oven Cleaner Surprisingly Bad for People

If you ever find yourself contemplating between vinegar or oven cleaner on your fries, go with the former, unless of course you’re trying to kill yourself. In which case, I’d recommend a gun, but that’s neither here nor there.

A couple of fat guys who like their french fries with vinegar, god dammit, found out the hard way what eating oven cleaner is all about at a Hagerstown Suns game in ’03.

“The Hagerstown men claimed they suffered serious, permanent injuries to their mouths, throats and digestive tracts from ingesting sodium hydroxide that a Hagerstown Suns concessions worker poured from an unmarked plastic jug.”

I’m fully aware that concession stand workers aren’t members of Mensa, but they might wanna keep the unmarked cleaning product jugs away from the food. Complicated concept, I know. But hey, at least these two parlayed this into some money. They won their lawsuit over the incident four years after the fact.

Hive Five! to my friend Paul for sending me this story. He doesn’t have a blog because he’s way more successful than I’ll ever be and doesn’t have time for tomfoolery.

Update: Thanks to twoeightnine for pointing out my shortcomings. Apparently this story was already on some site called “With Leather.” Never heard of it. I hadn’t seen it, dicks, so maybe there’s one of two people out there who hadn’t either. Not likely, I know.

Former Managing Editor at UPROXX; former Senior Editor at @SBNation; former ska-zine editor, fan of bad sports teams and good beer.



  1. Jamie Mottram

    July 25, 2007 at 9:58 PM

    This is why I stick to peanuts at the ballpark.

    Also, Paul Wall totally needs to start commenting.

  2. twoeightnine

    July 25, 2007 at 10:25 PM

    Now you’re just stealing shit from With Leather.

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