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  • Famous Explosions in History

    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.

    http://www.perp.com/whale/index.nc.html

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

  • #2
    Saw that a few years ago...

    Wrong Wrong Wrong

    The only words to describe it!

    -Jacob

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    • #3
      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.

      -Adrian

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      • #4
        That's one whale of an explosion...

        Sorry, that's one explosion of a whale.

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        Barry Milton
        Barry Milton

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        • #5
          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.
          Paul A.
          SE Texas

          Make it fit.
          You can't win and there IS a penalty for trying!

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          • #6
            I wonder if this is the same whale as mentioned in The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy?

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            • #7
              Can you imagine the smell?

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              • #8
                Dave,

                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.

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                • #9
                  Should have hauled it out to sea and ONLY THEN exploded it.

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