Author James Patterson is going all out to promote his latest title, by using an explosive marketing scheme that involves a self-destructing book. For the one fan who shells out $294,038 USD, they’ll be invited to an unknown location and given 24-hours to read a ‘self-destructing copy’ of ‘Hope to Die. According to Patterson, “a well-trained bomb squad”, first-class airfare, a five-course dinner, a pair of golden binoculars and reading space, complete with chilled Champagne,” is included in the package price. Click here to view the first image in this week’s funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing how not to extinguish a car fire.