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Molly Cule
159390.  Fri Mar 23, 2007 11:44 am Reply with quote

exploding ants

159404.  Fri Mar 23, 2007 12:31 pm Reply with quote

The Oregon Department of Transportation blew up a whale with dynamite in the 70s.

This is also NOT FUNNY

The reporter says:

The blast blasted blubber beyond all believable bounds

More transcripted bits of that video in case you can't be arsed with the link:


Our cameras stopped rolling immediately after the blast. The humor of the entire situation suddenly gave way to a run for survival as huge chunks of whale blubber fell everywhere. Pieces of meat passed high over our heads, while others were falling at our feet. The dunes were rapidly evacuated as spectators escaped both the falling debris and the overwhelming smell.

A parked car over a quarter of a mile from the blast site was the target of one large chunk, the passenger compartment literally smashed. Fortunately, no human was hit as badly as the car. However, everyone on the scene was covered with small particles of dead whale.

159408.  Fri Mar 23, 2007 12:45 pm Reply with quote

Here is where you can learn to express your fear of exploding elephants in many languages.

And here is where you will find a real story about an exploding elephant.

160391.  Tue Mar 27, 2007 8:29 am Reply with quote

Here's a strangely beautiful image recently posted on wikipedia:

Larger version here:

It's a photograph of a nuclear explosion taken less than 1 millisecond after the detonation. The spikes emerging from the bottom are what's known as the "rope trick effect" caused by the heating, rapid vaporization and then expansion of mooring cables used to hold the nuclear device in place. More exlpanation here:

164541.  Tue Apr 10, 2007 1:22 pm Reply with quote



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