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Moment of Armenian concert balloon explosion caught on camera
youtube ^ | May 4, 2012 | telegraphtv

Posted on 05/07/2012 1:29:25 PM PDT by mamelukesabre

More than 140 people were injured when gas-filled balloons exploded at a governing party campaign concert in the Armenian capital.

(Excerpt) Read more at youtube.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: armenian; balloon; balloons; camera; caught; concert; explosion; hydrogen; moment
Was this a prank or a terrorist attack or just plain incompetence? Who would use hydrogen to fill balloons for decoration at a public event?
1 posted on 05/07/2012 1:29:31 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: mamelukesabre

Shades of Hindenberg.


2 posted on 05/07/2012 1:33:27 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: mamelukesabre

“I love the smell of Armenians in the morning .....”


3 posted on 05/07/2012 1:34:26 PM PDT by Dumpster Baby (Truth is called hate by those who hate the truth.)
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To: mamelukesabre

Sounds like a Led Zeppelin - or Lead Zeppelin ... or the infamous LZ 129.


4 posted on 05/07/2012 1:34:50 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: mamelukesabre

I don’t know, I’d want to say this was intentional, since why would someone fill ballons with a flamable gas when inert Helium will do the same effect.

However I just don’t know.


5 posted on 05/07/2012 1:36:46 PM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: mamelukesabre

I don’t know, I’d want to say this was intentional, since why would someone fill ballons with a flamable gas when inert Helium will do the same effect.

However I just don’t know.


6 posted on 05/07/2012 1:36:56 PM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: Dumpster Baby

“Armenia...city in the sky....”


7 posted on 05/07/2012 1:37:55 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: HamiltonJay

Cost?


8 posted on 05/07/2012 1:40:24 PM PDT by MrNeutron1962
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To: mamelukesabre

Great. Anyone read comments at the link? I normally don’t read YouTube comments, because I have found the people who post comments on YouTube have serious intellectual deficiencies, but even that was pretty low.


9 posted on 05/07/2012 1:49:24 PM PDT by rlmorel ("The safest road to Hell is the gradual one." Screwtape (C.S. Lewis))
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To: HamiltonJay

Helium is expensive.


10 posted on 05/07/2012 1:57:16 PM PDT by corkoman (Release the Palin!)
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To: mamelukesabre

Seems to be a gap in the video - what was the ignition source?

Shouldn’t the normal Armenian response be to blame the Turks?


11 posted on 05/07/2012 1:57:26 PM PDT by PAR35
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"...Shouldn’t the normal logical Armenian response be to blame the Turks?"

If you read some of the responses at that link you would know what I mean.

12 posted on 05/07/2012 2:04:22 PM PDT by rlmorel ("The safest road to Hell is the gradual one." Screwtape (C.S. Lewis))
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To: HamiltonJay

The US has the world’s largest helium reserve, outside of Amarillo, but it’s being depleted rapidly:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/01/080102093943.htm
http://www.cbsnews.com/2100-205_162-6797764.html

I’m sure it’s quite expensive outside the US, and the prices have gone up significantly over the last several years.


13 posted on 05/07/2012 2:07:13 PM PDT by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: mamelukesabre

There is always somebody looking to shave a buck off his overhead. But I always wondered why instead of using expensive helium in weather balloons we didn’t use cheap and plentiful hydrogen.


14 posted on 05/07/2012 2:59:29 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Weather ballons are launched by NWS offices, which aren’t exactly industrial facilities where people are experts in handling flammable materials - it’s probably more of a hassle to safely store the hydrogen than it is worth.


15 posted on 05/07/2012 3:19:28 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: mvpel

I’ve always thought we should declare ourself OHEC (Organization of Helium Exporting Country) and then use Helium embargos to drive up the price and bend foreign countries dependent on helium to our will.

First Armenia, tomorrow the world! They shall see the consequences of our wrath.


16 posted on 05/07/2012 3:21:54 PM PDT by Strategerist
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