I was mowing the lawn this afternoon and spied an ant nest in the section that I'm landscaping next (ie it's still weeds and rubble). On closer inspection it was a massive bull ant nest. Being smart, I thought I'd get rid of them the easy way - with two stroke fuel and a match. That was dumb mistake number one. So, I got the fuel can and poured some on the nest. It's relevant to note that I had filled the can immediately prior to doing the lawns, so it was almost completely full. Then, rather than put the fuel can a safe distance away before lighting the nest, I figured it would be okay if I just held the can as far away as possible. So, that's what I did. Next thing I know, I'm holding on to a fuel can that is on fire. A practically full can of two stroke fuel, on fire, in my hand. On fire. I freak out and drop it. Being on a slope it starts to roll, sloshing flames everywhere. I tap it with my foot, very quickly, to turn it so it stops rolling. Then I bolt and grab the hose as it was the closest thing I could get. I spend the next 15 of so minutes pouring spray over the engulfed can to do a control burn until the flames run out. Every time I think I might be able to leave it for a few seconds to get a shovel and bury it, the flames immediately rear up. So I stand there like an idiot, watering a flaming fuel can and waiting. All the while, my inner pyromaniac is thinking, "wow, haven't done that before... kind of fun." Luckily, this happened in the backyard and not the front... otherwise it would have looked like the world's lamest redneck barbecue. FOCUS: What's the dumbest thing you've done lately, despite knowing better?