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    People Are Apparently Filling Plastic Bags Full Of Gasoline, So A Government Agency Had To Warn Them Not To Do It

    In case you didn't know, you shouldn't be putting gasoline in plastic bags.

    A cyberattack on a major oil pipeline has caused a gas shortage in the US.

    A gas pump with a bag that says "Sorry out of service"
    Logan Cyrus / AFP via Getty Images

    That means Americans are once again on the move to hoard.

    A man walking through a store with empty shelves
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    Collections of pictures are being posted to social media, but a few in particular have *really* caught people's attention.

    A long of cars of people waiting to get gas
    Megan Varner / Getty Images

    Specifically, this picture of what appears to be plastic bags full of gasoline in the back of a trunk:

    And this is how someone thinks they should get gas...๐Ÿ™„ #gasshortage

    Twitter: @ty_p3

    Snopes has reported that this picture is actually from 2019, but that hasn't stopped the US Consumer Product Safety Commission from issuing a statement, because apparently this is happening!

    The government agency offered this simple warning:

    Twitter: @USCPSC

    Yes, do not fill plastic bags with gasoline.

    Twitter: @USCPSC

    "We know this sounds simple, but when people get desperate they stop thinking clearly. They take risks that can have deadly consequences."

    We know this sounds simple, but when people get desperate they stop thinking clearly. They take risks that can have deadly consequences. If you know someone who is thinking about bringing a container not meant for fuel to get gas, please let them know it's dangerous.

    Twitter: @USCPSC

    So yeah, please don't hoard gas. And please don't fill plastic bags with gasoline. It's just not a good idea!

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