My father-in-law tinkers and most often fixes things. I have seen him take
apart toasters, motors, electronics, and power washers. He often has
several projects on the go. One day he came home with a neighbour's broken
microwave and disappeared into his workshop to suss out out the problem.
Awhile later I heard weird noises coming from the workshop, and peeked
in. The microwave was now working fine but its front door was missing. The
machine was running, and he had his head tucked inside the oven...
I ran in and pulled the plug!
He did not take himself out of the gene pool, but the microwave incident
may have increased the odds of cancer. Years later he developed a brain
tumor, which was successfully removed. He still tinkers today, but we keep
a closer eye on him.
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