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Exploding Trousers

From Wikipedia:

In New Zealand in the 1930s, farmers reportedly had trouble with exploding trousers as a result of attempts to wipe out the weed ragwort. Farmers had been spraying sodium chlorate, a government recommended weedkiller, onto the ragwort, and some of the spray had ended up on their clothes.

Sounds like a case for Wallace and Gromit. 

Sodium chlorate is being withdrawn from sale within the EC from the end of this month.  I am not sure whether this is a an anti-terrorist or environmental measure.

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