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  #2739276 5-Jul-2021 18:10
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The Los Angeles California police department used one of their bomb disposal trucks to give the media a show.

They put some confiscated illegal fireworks in the specially made armored giant sphere, and intentionally set it off, for a controlled detonation..

Things did not go according to plan. 17 hurt, 12 houses damaged, and massive lid found 400 meters away.

Lots of camera and drone footage.

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=lapd+explosion

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  #2739334 5-Jul-2021 21:20
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kingdragonfly: The Los Angeles California police department used one of their bomb disposal trucks to give the media a show.

They put some confiscated illegal fireworks in the specially made armored giant sphere, and intentionally set it off, for a controlled detonation..

Things did not go according to plan. 17 hurt, 12 houses damaged, and massive lid found 400 meters away.

Lots of camera and drone footage.

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=lapd+explosion

 

One thing you can bet your life on from that situation, is someone is going to be sued, and lawyers are going to become richer.

 

 

 

I can't remember if the Beyond the Press channels has featured in this thread before, but it immediately came to mind after watching the above video.  It has several crazy Finnish people doing ever more crazy things often involving large quantities of explosives. This recent video from them was probably their craziest ever.  They tried to blow up a ridiculously OTT welded steel box that I was positive would contain any amount of explosive force, but boy was I wrong!

 

(1) We Exploded Blast Proof Steel Box! How Many Grenades did it Take? - YouTube

 

 

 

 





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  #2739654 6-Jul-2021 12:17
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Though the LAPD keeps mentioning 5,0000 lbs of confiscated fireworks, I heard one new report that the bomb disposal truck only had 7 KG / 15 lbs that was denotated.

Only speculation, but the ones being detonated were probably bootleg "M80" style fireworks

Before M80's in the States became illegal, quantity seven of m80's were equivalent to a stick of dynamite. (equivalent 1/4 stick is incorrect)

It'll definitely blow your fingers off.

Fireworks = bombs!

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  #2739827 6-Jul-2021 16:58
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Because there can never be enough John Dakur. 

 

The comments frequently have me in tears with laughter too.

 





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  #2741986 9-Jul-2021 20:37
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With stories about criminals, I only enjoy very clever ones or idiots. This is a Dunning-Kruger poster boy.

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  #2742349 11-Jul-2021 09:34
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Slightly sexually titillating. Probably not safe for work, or children under 13.

BLK presents “Vax That Thang Up” ft. Juvenile, Mannie Fresh, and Mia X

"BLK, the largest dating app made for Black singles, has partnered with rap legends Juvenile, Mannie Fresh, and 'the mother of southern gangster rap' Mia X, turning the iconic rap classic 'Back That Thang Up' into the new vaccine anthem, 'Vax That Thang Up.'

The message is clear: dating is better in all the ways once you're vaccinated.

Black adults under the age of 40 are the most likely group to avoid the Covid-19 vaccination, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Distrust of doctors and government, less access to vaccination centers, and online misinformation each play a role. We hope this video is both entertaining and actionable."


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  #2747815 21-Jul-2021 19:24
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Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata



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  #2747900 21-Jul-2021 23:08
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PSA. Downed power lines are dangerous, stay well clear..

I'd bet you'd happily lean on the fence and watch this...

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  #2747988 22-Jul-2021 09:18
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andrewNZ: PSA. Downed power lines are dangerous, stay well clear..

I'd bet you'd happily lean on the fence and watch this...

 

How did the power get to the fence?  Did the cable contact it directly?  Only it looked to be clear resting on that hedge.  That was a proper make you jump moment when the fence flared and smoked along its length.  So would that have been 110V to have that much current available?

 

When I was a lad (60 years ago) our road was flooded and my younger brothers and I went on a wee adventure wading through it.  At the end of the road was a set of bollards (keep left sign).  When my brother leaned on it, he got a shock and was thrown across the road.  Luckily he was OK, but there was an adult there who gave my brother a telling off.  At the time we thought it was for daring to get shocked, but thinking back it might have been for touching live equipment that was partly underwater.  My brother was about eight at the time. 

 

Thinking back, it's a wonder that any of us survived growing up.  That same brother nearly rolled my dad's tractor once after trying a full lock turn at crazy speed.  It came up on two wheels, and sort of hovered there, but my brother had half fallen off it.  The tractor decided to fall back on its wheels rather than crush my brother, and he was pulled up with it as he still had hold of the steering wheel.  Being a tractor, it had a hand throttle which was still on the flat out position, so he then took off back up the yard with the rest of picking our chins back off the floor.  I can think of a lot more stories like that, but all five of us have made it to old age.





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  #2748119 22-Jul-2021 12:27
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The strange thing is power transmission lines in the US is at least 220 volts.

The US electrical system is not 120V


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  #2748121 22-Jul-2021 12:32
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US is 120 phase to neutral, and 240 phase to phase.

That line was definitely higher voltage than that. Likely more than 11,000 volts. I don't know what their transmission voltages are.

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  #2748642 23-Jul-2021 09:51
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You know what is going to happen, and his buddy off camera even tells him what is going to happen, but by heck, when it happened, IT HAPPENED!

 

 

 





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  #2748673 23-Jul-2021 11:21
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Perhaps the weakest link in the US electrical system

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  #2749809 26-Jul-2021 10:04
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TLD:

You know what is going to happen, and his buddy off camera even tells him what is going to happen, but by heck, when it happened, IT HAPPENED!



When I first saw that I wondered if they were stealing scrap but when the clip 1st appeared in 2015 he was described as a rail worker. Not one with much rail experience 😕

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  #2753166 1-Aug-2021 11:58
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Not Youtube, because all copies have been removed.

"Men's triathlon started early Monday morning in Tokyo, but due to a motor boat in its way, the race then stopped in bizarre fashion, marking the first-ever false start call in an Olympics triathlon."

https://www.kten.com/clip/15239037/mens-triathlon-kicks-off-with-bizarre-false-start

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