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Amateur science project goes boom, sends man to hospital
KENDALL, Wash. -- A haywire backyard science project exploded Wednesday, sending one Whatcom County man to Harborview Medical Center. According to the Bellingham Herald, a 44-year-old man was conducting an amateur science project in a two-story shed just after midnight Wednesday in the 8300 block of Golden Valley Boulevard. The man was using an electrical current to separate hydrogen from water, attempting to capture the gas in a 5-gallon drum. The man planned to use the hydrogen as a fuel supplement for his cars, the Herald reported.