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Yeah, thinking about it some more, "wondering what I would have done" quickly turned into "wondering whether I'd still have hands or a face right now." Scary stuff.

Drilling a hole is not a good option. If there is significant pressure inside then the hole will begin the explosion, not release the pressure. In an ideal world, the best option is to puncture it from far away, which is difficult out in a city. In the country, you might find someone to shoot the thermos with a small rifle.

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