Today's helpful household hint

LONDON (AP) - August 8, 2012

British firefighters say they saved an apartment from destruction after its domestically challenged resident tried to dry his wet socks and underwear in a microwave oven.

The Dorset Fire and Rescue Service says firefighters rescued the man from his home and extinguished the kitchen blaze Monday.

The two pairs of underwear and socks were a total loss, as was the microwave.

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