View Full Version : Famous Explosions in History

04-18-2005, 12:17 PM
I ran across this while looking into a so called dust explosion in the PM board. Thought it was worth passing along. Be sure to watch the video.


I notice that it was filmed by Doug Brazil, any relation to Ron Mexico?

04-18-2005, 12:23 PM
Saw that a few years ago...

Wrong Wrong Wrong

The only words to describe it!


3 Phase Lightbulb
04-18-2005, 12:42 PM
I saw this on TV awhile ago too. I would have tried to pull it back to sea with several tugs, and if that didn't work, I would have it incinerated on the beach with accelerant.. Blowing it up would have worked I think, if they used directional charges toward the sea.


04-18-2005, 12:54 PM
That's one whale of an explosion...

Sorry, that's one explosion of a whale.

Barry Milton

Paul Alciatore
04-18-2005, 01:08 PM
Anybody get the follow-up on that. Dead whale guts all over the place? Seems it would have made the odor problem a lot worse.

Was the EPA, OSHA, Coast Guard, SPCA, TVA, RCA, TNN, or Mrs. Paul's notified? I'm sure people can't just blow up whales without a ton of paperwork. And what would Spock think? After all, we are civilized.

Paul A.

Dave Opincarne
04-18-2005, 01:10 PM
I wonder if this is the same whale as mentioned in The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy?

04-18-2005, 01:12 PM
Can you imagine the smell? http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//frown.gif

04-18-2005, 02:44 PM

Not the same whale. No potted petunias.

After the demolition Oregon DOT ended up scraping about 2 inches of sand off two miles of beach, hauled it away and buried it.

They had a chance to reinact it the year before last, but passed up on the opportunity.

04-18-2005, 03:16 PM
Should have hauled it out to sea and ONLY THEN exploded it.