I've seen some adults to some crazy things, too.
Stupidity is not the sole domain of the young.
Dream. Dare. Do.
what was he even thinking was gonna happen. Maybe he wanted to see what the flame would look like coming at him.
Stupidity is not the property of any one generation. I've got photographs of my grandmother as a youth, she was sitting in a large shovel, the handle of the shovel was tied to the bumper of a Model T and she was sliding down the road behind the car. I presume it was my grandfather who was at the wheel of the Model T.
I have no idea how you guys can even begin to debate that the millennial generation is the most stupid to come. Smarter in some ways because of the ease of coming upon information, but more dumb in most ways. My only explanation for that is you must not know enough kids, or you must be part of the minority that is raising their children properly nowadays. And EWGMB, I'd bet he was doing it to try to get youtube hits or something.