Man blows up car trying to defrost it A Croatian man blew up his frozen car after trying to warm it by lighting a fire under the engine. Zlatko Grden, 52, lit some old newspapers under the engine of his Opel Kadett after it failed to start in freezing temperatures. He told local media: "I couldn't start the engine and realised it was frozen. I decided to warm it up. Maybe I used too much paper." Grden, of Donja Stubica near the Croatian capital Zagreb, added: "My lovely car is now destroyed."