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(YouTube)   Cell phone video of Waco fertilizer plant fire and explosion from WAY too close   (youtube.com ) divider line
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27289 clicks; posted to Main » on 17 Apr 2013 at 11:41 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-04-17 11:37:19 PM  
HOLY FARK !
 
2013-04-17 11:37:37 PM  
Congrats, I hope you have a lot of money for the therapist and hearing aids you're going to need for your kiddo.
 
2013-04-17 11:41:13 PM  
yeah lets bring your kids to the fertilizer fire. solid plan.
 
2013-04-17 11:41:30 PM  
Dude...turn your phone sideways!!

/still crazy as hell
 
2013-04-17 11:44:36 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Dude...turn your phone sideways!!


I'm going to write an Android & iOS virus that auto-rotates any video  to the landscape orientation as it's being filmed.
 
2013-04-17 11:45:05 PM  
Congrats, you've just won the coveted Father of the Year Award.

/stupid motherfarker
//ohmahgawd
 
2013-04-17 11:45:18 PM  
WOW.

Dang.

Hope they're OK.

Frame-by-frame of that video would be interesting.
 
2013-04-17 11:45:49 PM  
Almost a Darwin Award for this idiot.
 
2013-04-17 11:46:03 PM  
Holy crap... that fire looked like it was way off in the distance but the explosion was massive. I'm guessing he was a lot closer than it appeared given that there was absolutely no delay between the visual blast and the shockwave.

Still, wow!
 
2013-04-17 11:46:16 PM  

marius2: Congrats, I hope you have a lot of money for the therapist and hearing aids you're going to need for your kiddo.


Temporary hearing loss, happens....
 
2013-04-17 11:46:31 PM  
I can't hear anything. I can't hear anything.

Oh wait, my speakers weren't on.
 
2013-04-17 11:47:12 PM  
JESUS.

I didn't expect THAT close.

Fertilizer is highly explosive, so if I saw a fertilizer plant on fire I like to think I would go far away enough I wouldn't see it and I'd be fine. Gracious.
 
2013-04-17 11:47:16 PM  
Next time hold the camera still through the whole thing... you know, for the rest of us.
 
2013-04-17 11:47:48 PM  
damn, that girl was annoying as hell.
 
2013-04-17 11:47:50 PM  
dear video guy please hold the camera horizontally next time

/i know silly complaint.
//but still.
 
2013-04-17 11:48:08 PM  
Good god, I hope that kid's alright.
 
2013-04-17 11:48:10 PM  
That girls voice!!!!

Like a found-footage horror movie in verti-phone vision.
 
2013-04-17 11:48:13 PM  
That poor kid. Shiat.
 
2013-04-17 11:48:32 PM  
Looked like the occupants of the vehicle took some AE dmg.
 
2013-04-17 11:48:43 PM  

dukeblue219: Holy crap... that fire looked like it was way off in the distance but the explosion was massive. I'm guessing he was a lot closer than it appeared given that there was absolutely no delay between the visual blast and the shockwave.

Still, wow!


Aren't some explosions so powerful that the initial wave is supersonic, only slowing to the speed of sound out past a certain radius?
 
2013-04-17 11:49:33 PM  
biatchin'.  those 2 have a helluva story now ha!
 
2013-04-17 11:50:05 PM  
God Dammit, Everybody has a WIDE screen TV today. Stop holding your phones narrow, cockholes.
 
2013-04-17 11:50:23 PM  
That is the most insane cell phone footage I've seen in quite some time.

I think I would have been guilty of not being able to imagine that could happen from that distance.
 
2013-04-17 11:50:26 PM  

RelativeEase: damn, that girl was annoying as hell.


Well, ya know ruptured eardrums on a kid will do that...
 
2013-04-17 11:50:31 PM  
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

*inhales*

AAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
 
2013-04-17 11:50:34 PM  
they're  branchingout
 
2013-04-17 11:50:35 PM  
Here we go...
 
2013-04-17 11:50:39 PM  
Please get out of here...
Please get out of here...
Please get out of here...
Please get out of here...
Please get out of here...
Please get out of here...
Please get out of here...
 
2013-04-17 11:50:42 PM  

The Downfall: JESUS.

I didn't expect THAT close.

Fertilizer is highly explosive, so if I saw a fertilizer plant on fire I like to think I would go far away enough I wouldn't see it and I'd be fine. Gracious.


Did he know it was a fertilizer plant?  Honestly, even though I know fertilizer is used in explosives, I always thought it required more than just fire to explode violently.  (like high temps, etc)   /not a chemist
 
2013-04-17 11:50:46 PM  
I hope that kid is okay.
 
2013-04-17 11:50:54 PM  
You Sir, are a moron of the highest order. You parked like 2 football fields away from a farking burning fertilizer factory, with your young kids in the car. Just to get a farking crappy cell phone vid of the fire. Way to put your life and your kid's life at risk. Idiot. Do the world a favor and throw yourself in the flames next time and rid the world of your idiocy.
 
2013-04-17 11:50:55 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-04-17 11:50:59 PM  

It is in West, Texas - not Waco.

 
2013-04-17 11:51:25 PM  
Are we there yet???
Are we there yet???
Are we there yet???
 
2013-04-17 11:51:25 PM  
Holy fark! Hope the kid is OK.
 
2013-04-17 11:51:30 PM  

AFKobel: That is the most insane cell phone footage I've seen in quite some time.

I think I would have been guilty of not being able to imagine that could happen from that distance.


Yeah same here.  He seemed to be pretty far back.
 
2013-04-17 11:51:59 PM  
If only he had seen this video before he went to the site, he'd have known it was going to explode real big and not gone there to shoot this video.

/turn it landscape, dumbass
 
2013-04-17 11:52:01 PM  
Kid or woman/girl?  I first thought it was a woman.. wife or something.
 
2013-04-17 11:52:08 PM  

JohnAnnArbor: dukeblue219: Holy crap... that fire looked like it was way off in the distance but the explosion was massive. I'm guessing he was a lot closer than it appeared given that there was absolutely no delay between the visual blast and the shockwave.

Still, wow!

Aren't some explosions so powerful that the initial wave is supersonic, only slowing to the speed of sound out past a certain radius?


a shockwave is a sound wave, and by the very definition cannot travel faster than the speed of sound.
 
2013-04-17 11:52:17 PM  

kim jong-un: AFKobel: That is the most insane cell phone footage I've seen in quite some time.

I think I would have been guilty of not being able to imagine that could happen from that distance.

Yeah same here.  He seemed to be pretty far back.


if you can see it you are too close.
 
2013-04-17 11:52:20 PM  

WhoopAssWayne: It is in West, Texas - not Waco.


West Waco Texas.  Everyone is a Davidian tonight.
 
2013-04-17 11:52:34 PM  

Bit'O'Gristle: You Sir, are a moron of the highest order. You parked like 2 football fields away from a farking burning fertilizer factory, with your young kids in the car. Just to get a farking crappy cell phone vid of the fire. Way to put your life and your kid's life at risk. Idiot. Do the world a favor and throw yourself in the flames next time and rid the world of your idiocy.

 
2013-04-17 11:53:12 PM  
Say no to vertical videos
 
2013-04-17 11:53:24 PM  
I always take my children to fires at fertilizer plants.

Admit it. You'd prefer I do that than bring them to restaurants.
 
2013-04-17 11:53:39 PM  
But is he a certified titty man?
 
2013-04-17 11:53:43 PM  
I feel really bad for that father and the girl.  :(
 
2013-04-17 11:54:57 PM  
Oh. My. Fark.

I played that video at normal volume for the beginning and nearly shiatted myself at the SURPRISE!!!! moment.  Ow, my ears.  I can only imagine how that little girl feels.
 
2013-04-17 11:55:10 PM  
i dont think that video could be any more hd with those thick black bars on each side...

/getting out of here
 
2013-04-17 11:55:19 PM  
i0.kym-cdn.com

then BOOM!!!!!
 
2013-04-17 11:55:22 PM  
That kid should be a Marine. She probably took that blast better that some front line soldiers.
 
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