Do You Smell Smoke?

The other day my friend was sitting in her house watching TV. All of a sudden she heard a crackling noise, like the sound of paper catching fire. She looked around quickly. Seeing nothing, she sniffed the air, but couldn't smell any smoke. Still, the sound was so distinct, she was worried there must be a fire somewhere.

She decided to check the rest of the house, and got up from the couch and went into the kitchen. Here the sound was more muted so she went into the living room. The sound was still there, but not in the room with her, so she went back into the TV room. As she got closer the sound got louder, but still she couldn't smell any smoke. Crinkle crinkle crinkle. She threw up her hands. What could possibly be making that sound?
She sat down on the couch perplexed, the sound was still there, but she couldn't see any reason for it. Then she looked down at her dog, a mild mannered yellow lab. He was facing away from her with his head down on the floor. She called his name, but he didn't move. He seemed intent on whatever was on the carpet in front of him. Moving around in front of him, she managed to lift his head. And there on the floor in front of him was.......

A half eaten package of Pop Rocks, responsible it seems for the crackling sound she mistook for fire.
She immediate made sure all cans of soda where secure and out of the dogs reach. Thus saving him from Mikey's fate.



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