doctorow at August 9th, 2013 20:45 — #1
lightningwaltz at August 9th, 2013 20:59 — #2
Rocket science at its fundamental stage.
nixiebunny at August 9th, 2013 21:02 — #3
This one is pretty good for a propane vehicle fire. There are also acetylene fires, for example the classic Dallas gas plant fire, where the tank explosions are so big that the camera zooms out halfway through to capture the full extent.
jardine at August 9th, 2013 21:18 — #4
This can't be Russia. If it was Russia, there'd be people constantly driving right next to it giving zero fucks.
boundegar at August 9th, 2013 21:21 — #5
timquinn at August 9th, 2013 21:23 — #6
That was deeply satisfying to my inner ten year old boy. This is why you run for blocks to watch a house burn. Just because something like this might happen. I can feel him skipping around in my head.
timquinn at August 9th, 2013 21:24 — #7
Move on folks, nothing to see here.
markdow at August 9th, 2013 21:34 — #8
oldsma at August 9th, 2013 23:09 — #9
There has got to be a Mythbusters episode in that somehow.
bodhipaksa at August 9th, 2013 23:44 — #10
I'd love to see the dashcam view of the crash that set that off...
jake0748 at August 9th, 2013 23:52 — #11
Gee! Great! Anybody killed?
tekna2007 at August 10th, 2013 00:09 — #12
I was begging for one more at the end, after the police officer showed up, when you knew all those guys were thinking "dude, do you really want to get that close", and ... YES!!! Holy flying propane canister, Batman!
Careful, Hollywood, Russia has a new export and it costs less than yours does.
prestonsturges at August 10th, 2013 00:29 — #13
A good bit you might have missed is at 3:22 where an airborne cylinder gets a stable upright position and slowly wobbles up and out of the top right corner of the frame.
I can only guess that it was spinning very rapidly and gaining some sort of gyroscopic stabilization.
prestonsturges at August 10th, 2013 00:32 — #14
That Texas fire was the one that sent cylinders arcing hundreds of feet into the air and onto the highway?
And kids, don't mess with acetylene! A static electric spark from your finger will go right right through that balloon of gas and ignite it and you'll end up with a permanent speech impediment.
boundegar at August 10th, 2013 00:41 — #15
I love how the car alarms just keep going. Hey! Hey! Got a situation here! Hey!
digittante at August 10th, 2013 01:08 — #16
When the poppins' done, the popcorn's ready!
entity447b at August 10th, 2013 01:09 — #17
I'd never seen fire amongst propane tanks in real life, so my main thought about this was "Holy crap, that thing from video games where a propane tank gets propelled around by a jet of flame really happens!?"
unshaved_weirdo at August 10th, 2013 02:26 — #18
Moronically brought to you by some guys stopping in the leftmost line of an highway.
bmccooley at August 10th, 2013 04:50 — #19
cbuchner1 at August 10th, 2013 04:57 — #21
I think the load wasn't secured well enough. The cylinders started falling immediately after the collision.
The truck also seemed to be speeding right before the accident. Otherwise he could have avoided the collision.
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