Click to view File under: #holyshit. In the 1981 Indianapolis 500, Rick Mears took a pitstop and his car was sprayed with fuel that ignited invisibly after making contact with the engine. Mears and several members of his crew were immediately (and invisibly) lit up.

The good news? Nobody died, the incident led to new safety regulations, and someone eventually gave the British narrator a proper dosage of lithium.



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