Fire in the Hole!

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Lyle, Jun 3, 2005.

  1. Lyle macrumors 68000

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  2. wdlove macrumors P6

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    Ouch :eek: It would seem that he will be successful with the lawsuit. The pipe leaking methane is what caused the explosion.
     
  3. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    That gives new meaning to the phrase, "I dropped a bomb in there."
     
  4. dejo Moderator

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    What can I say? Smoking is bad for your health. ;)
     
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  6. Lyle thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I hope it will buy a lot of comfortable chairs for him to sit in, too. And maybe some Preparation H.
     
  7. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    He's lucky nothing else got burnt or blown off....

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  8. CorvusCamenarum macrumors 65816

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    Who remembers this from grade school?

    We three kings, of Orient are
    trying to smoke a giant cigar
    it was loaded
    it exploded
    it blew us to kingdom come...
     
  9. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    Why do all of these people come from pennsylvania....
     
  10. KingSleaze macrumors 6502

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    I seem to recall the MythBusters having difficulty in making a port-a-potty do just this.

    Unaromatized methane?

    Would still need to be a pretty strong leak to be able to happen.
     
  11. treysmay macrumors regular

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    me too

    I saw that on MythBusters too and it seems this story is untrue
     
  12. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    MythBusters had a few problems setting the fire.
    The problem they had was getting explosion.

    This case though there was a natural gas leak which I don't think they tried.
     
  13. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    IIRC, natural gas is heavier than air which would allow it to collect in the pit of the toilet which could cause an explosion.
     

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