Sean sent me this link early this morning. We then chatted about where to find an old washing machine (he has an old one but isn’t ready for it to be deconstructed yet) and a place to try a similar experiment of our own. I suggested a dump–we might find the desired object(s) and wouldn’t have to clean up afterward. Sean said it was a good idea and maybe we would get lucky and ignite the methane escaping from the rotting organic matter in the dump. That was when I realized it wasn’t such a good idea. It would be impossible to determine the minimum safe distance from which to view the deconstruction of the home appliance(s). If the entire landfill went up in one fireball…. well… it would be thrilling until it came back down on top of us.