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vpt
02-04-2010, 02:27 PM
I always liked to see pics of random acts of stupidity or temporary brain lapse. Lets see what funny pics you have saved on your computer!


I'll start

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v668/Ookane/pruisowner.jpg

saltmine
02-04-2010, 02:31 PM
Did you notice? It's a Toyota, too.

wagnerite
02-04-2010, 03:00 PM
not only is it a toyota.... its a PRIUS!!!

danlb
02-04-2010, 03:53 PM
not only is it a toyota.... its a PRIUS!!!


And if his mileage is anything like my Prius, he may have been dragging that behind him for 4 or 5 weeks!

:)


Dan

TGTool
02-04-2010, 03:57 PM
Well, that gives a new slant to "Doesn't stop for gas."

hardtail
02-04-2010, 04:17 PM
What you guys are missing is there used to be an anchor attached for breaking.......apparently thats worn out also...........LOL

danlb
02-04-2010, 05:53 PM
What you guys are missing is there used to be an anchor attached for breaking.......apparently thats worn out also...........LOL


I'm pretty sure that hammers are better for breaking. An anchor might help with braking, but except for a very specific circumstance, it's not really needed.

I always wonder about anti-lock and traction control designs. In both cases the designer has to figure out when it's better to over-ride the explicit commands of the driver. That's not easy to do.

But they are fixing the problem, so it's no worse than the recall on my taurus where the gas line tended to leak on the exhaust manifold. But what's a little fire between friends?

Dan

KiddZimaHater
02-04-2010, 06:20 PM
http://www.fugly.com/media/IMAGES/Random/electricity_and_water_equals_pool_party.jpg

KiddZimaHater
02-04-2010, 06:22 PM
http://image-host.co.uk/data/media/19/accident_waiting_to_happen.jpg

gary350
02-04-2010, 08:00 PM
http://image-host.co.uk/data/media/19/accident_waiting_to_happen.jpg


About 40 years ago I saw this done. When the guy on the smaller fork lift felt it tilting forward he jumped off just in time to keep from being killed. The fork lift fell off forward when it hit the ground it broke the front axle on both wheels. One wheel went to the right the other wheel went to the left they flew over 300 feet through the air before. If the wheels had hit someone it would have killed them dead. Lucky they were outside on the back side of the building if those wheels had bounced all over the inside of the building no telling how many people would have been hurt.

Guys on 3 shift use to drag race the fork lifts one night one of the fork lifts went off the loading dock at the Railroad tracks. There was no railroad car parked there at the time. The front forks stuck in the dirt leaving the fork lift stuck in the ground at about 40 degree angle.

sch
02-04-2010, 09:25 PM
Google OOPS for ton of similar pix, that pop up here, like the forklift pix,
from time to time. Then there is is scatological pix of the guy demolished
in the lathe from a few years back and the electrocution pix, particularly
gruesome out of Russia from the '90s when the economy there went
underwater. There is a website of 3d world pix of really gruesome auto
accidents, executions and some of the more horrendous things people do
to each other either malignantly or in the spirit of fun and games.
The gas hose pix looks staged.

Rookie machinist
02-04-2010, 10:09 PM
Can we not post graphic images, without a warning first. Just had to explain that pic to my 5 year old. This is a machinist site not rotten.com.

dp
02-04-2010, 10:10 PM
Started a thread about coax indicators on HSM. Things go to hell in a hurry when you think outside the box here. http://metalworkingathome.com/?p=68

jeremy13
02-04-2010, 10:12 PM
Sorry Rookie I will make an adjustment

Doc Nickel
02-04-2010, 10:17 PM
Can we not post graphic images, without a warning first. Just had to explain that pic to my 5 year old. This is a machinist site not rotten.com.

-Agreed. While I've seen that photo before, it's still distasteful, and not at all what I come to this site to see.

In any case, what does this have to do with machining, again?

Besides being off topic, there's already dozens of sites out there showing the various "stupid human tricks"- from humorous (IE, non-fatal) airplane accidents, to home-improvement gone wrong. There's even a site that takes photos from online real-estate listings and makes fun of the colors or the decorations or the ugly wallpaper.

We don't need to keep reposting the same crap here.

Doc.

Mcgyver
02-04-2010, 10:44 PM
-Agreed. While I've seen that photo before, it's still distasteful, and not at all what I come to this site to see.

In any case, what does this have to do with machining, again?

Besides being off topic, there's already dozens of sites out there showing the various "stupid human tricks"- from humorous (IE, non-fatal) airplane accidents, to home-improvement gone wrong. There's even a site that takes photos from online real-estate listings and makes fun of the colors or the decorations or the ugly wallpaper.

We don't need to keep reposting the same crap here.

Doc.

I'll second that

ZINOM
02-04-2010, 11:47 PM
I like this site: http://thereifixedit.com/

Lots of creative fixes (although many potentially dangerous) on there....sometimes I think to myself "yeah, but he got it done".

John

Weston Bye
02-05-2010, 06:00 AM
-Agreed. While I've seen that photo before, it's still distasteful, and not at all what I come to this site to see.

In any case, what does this have to do with machining, again?

Besides being off topic, there's already dozens of sites out there showing the various "stupid human tricks"- from humorous (IE, non-fatal) airplane accidents, to home-improvement gone wrong. There's even a site that takes photos from online real-estate listings and makes fun of the colors or the decorations or the ugly wallpaper.

We don't need to keep reposting the same crap here.

Doc.


Yep, while *amusing*, threads like this become a time sink. There other topics that better qualify as "time well wasted".

john hobdeclipe
02-05-2010, 08:27 AM
Well, I thought at first that this was a thread in which to post pix of stupid things I myself had done.

Fortunately, nobody was ever there with a camera when I did these things.

Double fortunate, because I could never afford the bandwidth to publish the pix if they did exist.

wendtmk
02-05-2010, 08:55 AM
Guys on 3 shift use to drag race the fork lifts one night one of the fork lifts went off the loading dock at the Railroad tracks. There was no railroad car parked there at the time. The front forks stuck in the dirt leaving the fork lift stuck in the ground at about 40 degree angle.

Brings a whole new meaning to the term "Lawn Dart."

Mark

winchman
02-05-2010, 10:39 AM
Every Prius I've seen looked like this:

http://www.businessweek.com/autos/autobeat/archives/Toyota-Prius.jpg

Evan
02-05-2010, 12:57 PM
This is just one price of not teaching science in our schools.

http://metalshopborealis.ca/pics/tankcar.jpg

Rookie machinist
02-05-2010, 03:39 PM
Evan, what was in that tanker and whats the story behind it.

JCHannum
02-05-2010, 03:51 PM
Evan, what was in that tanker and whats the story behind it.

It appears to be a tanker that was used to aseptically transport bulk orange concentrate or tomato paste. These were sterilized with low presure steam, usually around 15psi. They were vented to remove all air and pressure was maintained for several hours. There were a couple of them that collapsed when a sudden rain shower occurred during the sterilization process that caused the steam to condense, pulling a vacuum.

Willy
02-05-2010, 04:48 PM
It appears to be a tanker that was used to aseptically transport bulk orange concentrate or tomato paste. These were sterilized with low presure steam, usually around 15psi. They were vented to remove all air and pressure was maintained for several hours. There were a couple of them that collapsed when a sudden rain shower occurred during the sterilization process that caused the steam to condense, pulling a vacuum.

While this would certainly seem to be a plausible explanation, there is something in the picture that Evan posted that leads me to believe that this isn't what actually happened.

Having worked in the petroleum transport industry for a long time, the first thing that caught my eye was the "flammable liquids" dangerous goods placard on the tanker. I can't quite make out if it is gas or diesel, but I can assure you it isn't a food product.

I can certainly give some educated speculation as to the cause. I believe the tank car was probably steamed in preparation for maintenance or welding. These cars incorporate both negative and positive pressure vents, (in spite of what the link below states) and these were either defeated on purpose or accidentally. Irregardless the outcome is the same. However bare in mind this is only speculation on my part.

Have a look at the link as there are several more pictures of the same tank car.

http://www3.delta.edu/slime/cancrush.html

camdigger
02-05-2010, 04:55 PM
I agree with Willy. The placards eliminate the food deal. Steam cleaning on a hot day, then left to sit overnight sealed tight and rained on might induce enough vacuum inside that the air outside collapses it. Seems hard to believe if the wall thickness info is correct though. That site says minimum 7/16" steel.

The only other tank collapses I've seen have been improperly vented tanks emptied by positive displacement pumps. Quite common hereabouts in the wintertime. Tank trucks use less than 10ga material and often use gear/roots type pumps.

That dosn't mean that an aseptic tank couldn't have collapsed in the manner described in the earlier post, just not that one bearing that placard.

JCHannum
02-05-2010, 05:06 PM
That is possible as well. The added photos look like a bulk loading facility.

I cannot remember what placarding we had to use on the cars. They were inerted with a sterile nitrogen blanket, and did require placarding to reflect that. It was not a flammable one to be sure. We did use the same style stretched 20,000 gallon cars, but they were specially fabricated for the service.

A few of the cars and 40,000 and 80,000 bulk storage tanks were collapsed by sudden showers as well as operator error.

Frank Ford
02-05-2010, 06:14 PM
Here's a shot I took on the freeway (as a passenger) of a pickup with one end of the rear bumper bouncing, held only by a single bungee:

http://www.frets.com/ForumPix/hazard.jpg

Best part is the license: HAZARRD

And, here's an item from my own shop, featured on the "There I Fixed It" site:
http://thereifixedit.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/129064395925672892.jpg

See it here:

http://thereifixedit.com/2010/01/03/new-years-resolution-make-music-not-debt/

A customer took the pic and submitted it, even though it's not really a kludge. In fact, it's a very safe tool we invite the smallest kids to use on their own.

ZINOM
02-05-2010, 06:42 PM
That's funny Frank....your already high standing with me just shot up a few more points :)

John

mooney1el
02-05-2010, 08:59 PM
Every Prius I've seen looked like this:

http://www.businessweek.com/autos/autobeat/archives/Toyota-Prius.jpg


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v668/Ookane/pruisowner.jpg[/QUOTE]


The picture shown in the OP is of a 2003 model, which I believe was only made for one year in that style. They changed in 2004. I think the picture you show is of a 2004-2009 model. The 2010 has an updated front look, but the rear view is the same. I could be wrong about the 2004-2010 models, but I am absolutely positive about the 2003 :)

spope14
02-05-2010, 09:09 PM
I do not take pictures of my screw ups, I am usually in meltdown mode at this point.

Evan
02-05-2010, 09:19 PM
I hide my mistakes. Like a fly cutter that was to fit a 3/4" collet. Turns out it works great in a 5/8" collet. :D

thistle
02-05-2010, 09:24 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0903/mudskipper/cake2.jpg

danlb
02-05-2010, 09:26 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v668/Ookane/pruisowner.jpg


The picture shown in the OP is of a 2003 model, which I believe was only made for one year in that style. They changed in 2004. I think the picture you show is of a 2004-2009 model. The 2010 has an updated front look, but the rear view is the same. I could be wrong about the 2004-2010 models, but I am absolutely positive about the 2003 :)[/QUOTE]


Actually.....

If I'm interpreting the color properly (it's a bit off) , the OP's is a 2002 model. That paint color (blue moon perl) was only available in 2002. It shifts from silver to a light mauve depending on the light. I have one just like it, without the hose.

The body design was produced between 1997 and 2003.

The hybrids have been on the road for more than 10 years and most people don;t know it.

Dan

Furnace
02-05-2010, 09:30 PM
Just google train tanker implosion, it has been around a while. Kinda cool to see something that big crumple like a pop can.

mooney1el
02-05-2010, 09:35 PM
Sorry - I was wrong.

Tony Ennis
02-05-2010, 09:45 PM
There's the tanker implosion (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_hci9vrvfw). I would not have thought this possible.

Staged, but the observers didn't seem to be very amazed.

rmancini
02-05-2010, 09:59 PM
The picture shown in the OP is of a 2003 model, which I believe was only made for one year in that style. They changed in 2004. I think the picture you show is of a 2004-2009 model. The 2010 has an updated front look, but the rear view is the same. I could be wrong about the 2004-2010 models, but I am absolutely positive about the 2003 :)


Actually.....

If I'm interpreting the color properly (it's a bit off) , the OP's is a 2002 model. That paint color (blue moon perl) was only available in 2002. It shifts from silver to a light mauve depending on the light. I have one just like it, without the hose.

The body design was produced between 1997 and 2003.

The hybrids have been on the road for more than 10 years and most people don;t know it.

Dan[/QUOTE]

Couldn't help but notice the Washington plates.
Hmmmm - maybe Gregoir will introduce a "Dragging gas pump hose" tax!

Evan
02-05-2010, 10:00 PM
A tank that shape has practically no resistance to pressure from the outside.

lazlo
02-05-2010, 11:21 PM
And, here's an item from my own shop, featured on the "There I Fixed It" site:
http://thereifixedit.com/2010/01/03/new-years-resolution-make-music-not-debt

Frank, you're probably the first person who was actually OK with their "kludge" being posted on ThereIFixedIt (http://thereifixedit.com/), although I gather from your comments there that you weren't exactly happy at first ;)

This is today's ThereIFixedIt :)

http://thereifixedit.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/129090998145881728.jpg?w=500&h=355

winchman
02-06-2010, 03:51 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/1003/winchman/pics%20to%20save/goofyguy002-1-1.jpg

Forrest Addy
02-06-2010, 03:59 AM
I hate to be a party pooper but haven't we had enough of this? There's plenty of posts about the foolish stuff people do on YouTube and the like.

This is a home machine shop message board. I suggest we stay closer to that topic.

Webmaster wil you please delete thi thread?

vpt
02-07-2010, 09:08 AM
^ how about you post a picture of something stupid you did on the mill than it will be closer to topic.


As for the subject that this stuff can be seen anywhere, that can be said about pretty much any subject posted here.