Foreign News: Combustible

A tiny bottle of combustible red fluid exploded last week into a labor ruckus that left thousands of Londoners without cheese, butter, bacon, jam.

In the shipping department of Peter Keevil & Sons, Ltd., London wholesale provisioners, a worker named Jack Bryant found his cigarette lighter empty. Cleverly, he lowered a small medicine bottle on a string into the fuel tank of a company truck, pulled it out full of red gasoline, and replenished his lighter. (Britain's Labor government has decreed the red color for all gas used by commercial vehicles, for easier detection if it leaks into the black market.)

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