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WA: Balloons filled with welding gas explode in pickup on I-405
KING TV Seattle ^ | 7/4/2010

Posted on 07/04/2010 11:35:40 AM PDT by llevrok

KIRKLAND, Wash. - Homemade fireworks caused an explosion inside a vehicle on Interstate 405 in Kirkland on Saturday.

The Washington State Patrol says a man filled some balloons with welding gas - a combination of oxygen and acetylene gas - which is normally stored in steel cylinders.

They rubbed together, causing static electricity, and exploded. Troopers say the blast blew out the back window of the pickup truck.

They say the man, woman and 3-year-old girl in the vehicle are lucky they were not injured or even killed in the blast.

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with them

51 posted on 07/04/2010 4:59:10 PM PDT by mylife (wATCH THE FILM oCTOBE)
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To: mylife

The only time I thought my momma wanted to kill me was when I left some potassium chlorate and sulphur mixture on the garage floor. It frayed the heel on her shoe and she damned near killed me, LOL. I have never seen a woman lose her cool like that again! Drug me up the steps by my feet, so I could tell she wasn’t really hurt! Momma could hit a rattlesnake from 30 feet out with a lawn edger, it wasn’t a good idea to mess with her.

52 posted on 07/04/2010 5:05:54 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not A Matter Of Opinion)
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To: steve86

Found some on youtube by searching “welding gas balloons”!



53 posted on 07/04/2010 5:19:30 PM PDT by Las Vegas Dave (To anger a Conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a Liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Las Vegas Dave

Don’t forget this classic dry ice bomb. Funny how the fat guy always ends up on the losing end...

54 posted on 07/04/2010 5:52:45 PM PDT by Clay Moore (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: Seven plus One

carbide cannon

After caving, dump the used carbide in the Drive-in toilet and then light a cigarette....... Darwin award

The classic carbide cannon is a syrup can or paint can with snap in lid. punch a small hole in the side near the bottom. Add two or three carbide rocks some water and pound the lid on, invert and touch a match to the hole

55 posted on 07/04/2010 6:24:52 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... The winds of war are freshening)
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To: sionnsar

WA Ping Bang Boom

56 posted on 07/04/2010 6:57:29 PM PDT by RainMan
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To: llevrok

Hey watch this!

57 posted on 07/04/2010 7:00:44 PM PDT by woofie
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To: llevrok
We used to fill a pipe up with the stuff and leave one end open. When the boss would pass by some guy would light it off and he would always jump about five feet straight up.

Eventually we got tired of it.

58 posted on 07/04/2010 7:04:38 PM PDT by Cold Heat
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To: 21twelve; Feasor13; matt1234; Bosun; washingtoncon; Pavegunner72; cherry; aw93472; WeatherGuy; ...
Thanks to RainMan for the WA Ping Bang Boom ping.

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Quick link: WA State Board

FReepmail sionnsar if you want on or off this ping list.
Ping sionnsar if you see a Washington state related thread.

59 posted on 07/04/2010 7:39:23 PM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Remember Neda Agha-Soltan|TV--it's NOT news you can trust)
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To: ApplegateRanch

OOps, no kidding when giving instructions be sure to give all details.(put the lid on tight)
We used to do this when I was young, and the best fun was when we pulled the tracer rounds out of the 30-06 machine gun belt.
Granny told us we would set the pasture afire, and sure enough it was a blaze to remember!!!!!

60 posted on 07/04/2010 7:56:12 PM PDT by 9422WMR (Illegal is not a race)
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To: pingman
I had the benefit of a cylinder of helium on the property... one balloon got inflated with helium gas for lift, another inflated with a mixture of oxygen and acetylene. Tied the 2 balloons together, then tied a long cotton string to the acetlyene/oxygen filled one. Coated the cotton string with grease and then a little diesel fuel.

"Hold my beer and watch this", was mentioned at the time of lighting the fuse/liftoff.

By timing the flash to the arrival of the sound, and estimating the angle of elevation... I've had some go to 1500 feet and 2.5 miles (horizontal distance) away before blowing. The explosion was LOUD at 2.5 miles away... I can only imagine what it was like directly below the explosion.

If I did this today, I'd imagine I'd be waterboarded.

61 posted on 07/04/2010 10:29:21 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: mylife

Sounds like a Darwin award candidate.

62 posted on 07/04/2010 10:58:42 PM PDT by Vicki (Washington State where anyone can vote .... illegals, non-residents, dead people, dogs, felons)
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To: Slings and Arrows

This proves the point that dumb people are everywhere...and not just in the South!

But...boy howdy...I could see this going down in any state in the South! lol

63 posted on 07/05/2010 12:07:11 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Remember November...I can see it from my house!)
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To: dixiechick2000

Stupidity knows no borders.

64 posted on 07/05/2010 1:02:07 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Rodamala

And rightfully so! /sarc

65 posted on 07/05/2010 4:47:25 AM PDT by pingman (Price is what you pay, value is what you get.)
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To: Bacon Man; Hap

I seem to recall filling glass bottles with calcium carbide rocks, catching the fumes (acetylene?) in balloons, putting the balloons in a big paper bag, taking the bag to Mom’s school dumpster and lighting it ... I mean, um, wow, what a dream I had!

66 posted on 07/05/2010 5:39:54 AM PDT by Xenalyte (Yes, Chef!)
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To: Xenalyte; Hap

Good imaginary times.

67 posted on 07/05/2010 12:18:48 PM PDT by Bacon Man (Bacon cures hangovers)
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To: Eaker; humblegunner


68 posted on 07/05/2010 2:09:08 PM PDT by RikaStrom (Pray for Obama - Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few; and let another take his place of leadership.")
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To: RikaStrom

Did you ever get your hearing back?


69 posted on 07/05/2010 2:18:07 PM PDT by Eaker (Pablo is very wily)
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