Skip to comments.WA: Balloons filled with welding gas explode in pickup on I-405
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.
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.
Found some on youtube by searching “welding gas balloons”!
Don’t forget this classic dry ice bomb. Funny how the fat guy always ends up on the losing end...
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
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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!!!!!
"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.
Sounds like a Darwin award candidate.
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
Stupidity knows no borders.
And rightfully so! /sarc
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!
Good imaginary times.
Did you ever get your hearing back?
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