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(Jalopnik)   Man nearly dies in ice bucket challenge after an airplane drops water on him. You're doing it wrong   (flightclub.jalopnik.com ) divider line
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2014-09-01 09:07:40 PM  
Can we finally call an end to this fad?
 
2014-09-01 09:46:45 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Can we finally call an end to this fad?

 
2014-09-01 09:47:45 PM  
I'm pretty sure that awareness has been raised, you guys.
 
2014-09-01 09:50:09 PM  

LazerFish: I'm pretty sure that awareness has been raised, you guys.


Unlike my pecker when they dumped a cooler of water on me at the football game last Friday.

/shrinkage
 
2014-09-01 09:50:19 PM  
f=ma
 
2014-09-01 09:51:08 PM  
ALS tried to patent the Ice bucket challenge, but Darwin already owns it.
 
2014-09-01 09:59:07 PM  
Mr. Brokken? Ha!
 
2014-09-01 09:59:17 PM  
In general, water falling from a plane shouldn't hurt any worse than a heavy rain because the water will disperse and hit a very low terminal velocity. But, it sounds like this guys mistake was to have the plane drop the water from 22 feet above him where the forward component of the waters velocity didn't have time to slow down. Oops. That's more like a fire hose than a rain!
 
2014-09-01 10:02:07 PM  
Try freezing it solid the next time. That should do it.
 
2014-09-01 10:02:20 PM  
Yeah, more like "wall 'o water at near-lethal speed".  Doh!

/lost an acquaintance to ALS last week.
//Donating some of my unexpected stock options proceeds when they pay out in the next coupla weeks.
 
2014-09-01 10:02:27 PM  
So where is the video?
 
2014-09-01 10:06:06 PM  
Health care.
 
2014-09-01 10:08:31 PM  
I got ice-bucket challenged.

Now I'm raising a counter-challenge to help raise funds to cover the doctor's visit and any medication needed for my inner-ear infection.
 
2014-09-01 10:10:18 PM  

dukeblue219: In general, water falling from a plane shouldn't hurt any worse than a heavy rain because the water will disperse and hit a very low terminal velocity. But, it sounds like this guys mistake was to have the plane drop the water from 22 feet above him where the forward component of the waters velocity didn't have time to slow down. Oops. That's more like a fire hose than a rain!


I'm not a physicist, but wouldn't the turbulence coming off a large airplane, especially a prop-driven one, at such low altitude also cause him to fall, tumble, and get injured even without the water ?
 
2014-09-01 10:10:58 PM  

dukeblue219: In general, water falling from a plane shouldn't hurt any worse than a heavy rain because the water will disperse and hit a very low terminal velocity. But, it sounds like this guys mistake was to have the plane drop the water from 22 feet above him where the forward component of the waters velocity didn't have time to slow down. Oops. That's more like a fire hose than a rain!


Well, that and not letting it melt beforehand was the first mistake.
 
2014-09-01 10:26:06 PM  

patchvonbraun: Yeah, more like "wall 'o water at near-lethal speed".  Doh!

/lost an acquaintance to ALS last week.
//Donating some of my unexpected stock options proceeds when they pay out in the next coupla weeks.


Now that you have said it you dont even have to do it. "Verily I say to you, you have your reward."
 
2014-09-01 10:26:31 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Can we finally call an end to this fad?


Slacktivism.

Ok for people who accompany their gesture with a cheque to research into this, or any disease, but for the rest: awareness has been achieved, now please do something useful.
 
2014-09-01 10:29:36 PM  
I don't know how he's not dead. That's like going cliff diving and doing a belly flop.
 
2014-09-01 10:33:35 PM  

LazerFish: I'm pretty sure that awareness has been raised, you guys.


Not enough. Next is "waterboarding against ALS." ALS is one of the worst diseases ever, we need a full commitment to wiping it out.
 
2014-09-01 10:34:20 PM  
Who hadn't heard of ALS before this anyway? I know 2 people who have (well 1 had) it.

We know about breast and testicular cancer too.
 
2014-09-01 10:37:07 PM  
Video or it didn't happen.
 
2014-09-01 10:37:18 PM  

TheGreatGazoo: Who hadn't heard of ALS before this anyway? I know 2 people who have (well 1 had) it.

We know about breast and testicular cancer too.


We ought to raise awareness of AIDS then.
 
2014-09-01 10:40:37 PM  

dukeblue219: In general, water falling from a plane shouldn't hurt any worse than a heavy rain because the water will disperse and hit a very low terminal velocity. But, it sounds like this guys mistake was to have the plane drop the water from 22 feet above him where the forward component of the waters velocity didn't have time to slow down. Oops. That's more like a fire hose than a rain!


That, and you have to consider the velocity of the plane. But, even dropping that much on someone from a hovering helicopter at that height could have bad results. Toss in the fact that this guy is getting hit by a ton and a half of water traveling at a couple hundred miles per hour, and I think ALS is suddenly very low on the list of things he should be concerned about.
 
2014-09-01 10:41:10 PM  
Water weighs 8.34 pounds per gallon, which makes the weight of this aquatic payload just over 3,300 pounds, roughly the weight of a Toyota Camry. Now imagine having that dropped on you from 22 feet high.

Falling water doesn't work that way.

Or was it in a container when they dropped it on him?
 
2014-09-01 10:41:39 PM  

TheGreatGazoo: Who hadn't heard of ALS before this anyway? I know 2 people who have (well 1 had) it.

We know about breast and testicular cancer too.


The testicular cancer challenge would suck.

img.fark.net
 
2014-09-01 10:50:15 PM  
I'm concerned about the propellers on that plane. They're not a blur. They're not moving. I'd want a plane to be powered if it is only 15-20 feet above my head, performing an exercise that substantially changed the plane's weight and handling -- like dropping a lot of water.
 
2014-09-01 10:56:11 PM  
He should've used an umbrella. Idiot.
 
2014-09-01 10:56:36 PM  

Vodka Zombie: dukeblue219: In general, water falling from a plane shouldn't hurt any worse than a heavy rain because the water will disperse and hit a very low terminal velocity. But, it sounds like this guys mistake was to have the plane drop the water from 22 feet above him where the forward component of the waters velocity didn't have time to slow down. Oops. That's more like a fire hose than a rain!

That, and you have to consider the velocity of the plane. But, even dropping that much on someone from a hovering helicopter at that height could have bad results. Toss in the fact that this guy is getting hit by a ton and a half of water traveling at a couple hundred miles per hour, and I think ALS is suddenly very low on the list of things he should be concerned about.


Yes, but...

Hot shot crews have had water dumped on them before while fighting fires. The difference here is the height. 22 ft is ridiculously low. It doesn't allow the water enough time to disperse into droplets.
 
2014-09-01 10:58:03 PM  

BitwiseShift: I'm concerned about the propellers on that plane. They're not a blur. They're not moving. I'd want a plane to be powered if it is only 15-20 feet above my head, performing an exercise that substantially changed the plane's weight and handling -- like dropping a lot of water.


Don't worry. That's a Turkish registered Canadair CL-215 in the pic. Mr. Brokken was broken in Spain, so it must have been a  Spanish-registered Canadair that water-bombed him, but somehow wasn't photographed.
 
2014-09-01 10:59:34 PM  

kidgenius: Vodka Zombie: dukeblue219: In general, water falling from a plane shouldn't hurt any worse than a heavy rain because the water will disperse and hit a very low terminal velocity. But, it sounds like this guys mistake was to have the plane drop the water from 22 feet above him where the forward component of the waters velocity didn't have time to slow down. Oops. That's more like a fire hose than a rain!

That, and you have to consider the velocity of the plane. But, even dropping that much on someone from a hovering helicopter at that height could have bad results. Toss in the fact that this guy is getting hit by a ton and a half of water traveling at a couple hundred miles per hour, and I think ALS is suddenly very low on the list of things he should be concerned about.

Yes, but...

Hot shot crews have had water dumped on them before while fighting fires. The difference here is the height. 22 ft is ridiculously low. It doesn't allow the water enough time to disperse into droplets.


If you bother to find out from, you know, actual firefighters, getting a planeload of water dropped on you is not a happymaking experience. It isn't much like a gentle summer shower.
 
2014-09-01 11:00:07 PM  
Everybody knows that the rain in Spain falls mainly from the plane...
 
2014-09-01 11:06:21 PM  
Everybody knows that the rain in Spain falls mainly from the plane...


farking awesome. You are the funniest and best farker of all time
 
2014-09-01 11:07:55 PM  

Gyrfalcon: kidgenius: Vodka Zombie: dukeblue219: In general, water falling from a plane shouldn't hurt any worse than a heavy rain because the water will disperse and hit a very low terminal velocity. But, it sounds like this guys mistake was to have the plane drop the water from 22 feet above him where the forward component of the waters velocity didn't have time to slow down. Oops. That's more like a fire hose than a rain!

That, and you have to consider the velocity of the plane. But, even dropping that much on someone from a hovering helicopter at that height could have bad results. Toss in the fact that this guy is getting hit by a ton and a half of water traveling at a couple hundred miles per hour, and I think ALS is suddenly very low on the list of things he should be concerned about.

Yes, but...

Hot shot crews have had water dumped on them before while fighting fires. The difference here is the height. 22 ft is ridiculously low. It doesn't allow the water enough time to disperse into droplets.

If you bother to find out from, you know, actual firefighters, getting a planeload of water dropped on you is not a happymaking experience. It isn't much like a gentle summer shower.


Uh, not happy making and not in critical condition are not exactly the same thing
 
2014-09-01 11:10:29 PM  

capt.hollister: AverageAmericanGuy: Can we finally call an end to this fad?

Slacktivism.

Ok for people who accompany their gesture with a cheque to research into this, or any disease, but for the rest: awareness has been achieved, now please do something useful.


The rules of this gig is that you get wet and pay $10 to ALS research, or you don't and pay $100 (both being minimum contributions). The government will pay you back at tax time, so you're really forcing the rest of us to contribute...and that's the game-winner for ALS research.
 
2014-09-01 11:20:01 PM  

Gyrfalcon: kidgenius: Vodka Zombie: dukeblue219: In general, water falling from a plane shouldn't hurt any worse than a heavy rain because the water will disperse and hit a very low terminal velocity. But, it sounds like this guys mistake was to have the plane drop the water from 22 feet above him where the forward component of the waters velocity didn't have time to slow down. Oops. That's more like a fire hose than a rain!

That, and you have to consider the velocity of the plane. But, even dropping that much on someone from a hovering helicopter at that height could have bad results. Toss in the fact that this guy is getting hit by a ton and a half of water traveling at a couple hundred miles per hour, and I think ALS is suddenly very low on the list of things he should be concerned about.

Yes, but...

Hot shot crews have had water dumped on them before while fighting fires. The difference here is the height. 22 ft is ridiculously low. It doesn't allow the water enough time to disperse into droplets.

If you bother to find out from, you know, actual firefighters, getting a planeload of water dropped on you is not a happymaking experience. It isn't much like a gentle summer shower.


The fact you are able to find out from them, probably means it's not a critical-injury inducing experience. Unlike what happened to this guy.
 
2014-09-01 11:26:40 PM  
The challenges with the odd outfits are always interesting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3BLD06pxko
 
2014-09-01 11:28:51 PM  

Panty Sniffer: TheGreatGazoo: Who hadn't heard of ALS before this anyway? I know 2 people who have (well 1 had) it.

We know about breast and testicular cancer too.

We ought to raise awareness of AIDS then.


Give 3 friends a cold to raise awareness?
 
2014-09-01 11:35:41 PM  

capt.hollister: dukeblue219: In general, water falling from a plane shouldn't hurt any worse than a heavy rain because the water will disperse and hit a very low terminal velocity. But, it sounds like this guys mistake was to have the plane drop the water from 22 feet above him where the forward component of the waters velocity didn't have time to slow down. Oops. That's more like a fire hose than a rain!

I'm not a physicist, but wouldn't the turbulence coming off a large airplane, especially a prop-driven one, at such low altitude also cause him to fall, tumble, and get injured even without the water ?


No the wake turbulence is not that strong. The prop wash could be strong if you are standing directly behind a stationary plane. A low pass will knock your hat off.
 
2014-09-01 11:41:11 PM  

abhorrent1: Water weighs 8.34 pounds per gallon, which makes the weight of this aquatic payload just over 3,300 pounds, roughly the weight of a Toyota Camry. Now imagine having that dropped on you from 22 feet high.
Falling water doesn't work that way.
Or was it in a container when they dropped it on him?


It does work that way. Four of my friends have been killed by their high-output showers. "Fark this conservation shiat," they said. "I need a lot of water to get clean." They got some black-market showerheads from Wewanttowaste.com, and they paid the price.
 
2014-09-01 11:45:45 PM  

cryinoutloud: abhorrent1: Water weighs 8.34 pounds per gallon, which makes the weight of this aquatic payload just over 3,300 pounds, roughly the weight of a Toyota Camry. Now imagine having that dropped on you from 22 feet high.
Falling water doesn't work that way.
Or was it in a container when they dropped it on him?

It does work that way. Four of my friends have been killed by their high-output showers. "Fark this conservation shiat," they said. "I need a lot of water to get clean." They got some black-market showerheads from Wewanttowaste.com, and they paid the price.


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2014-09-01 11:56:00 PM  
fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net
 
2014-09-02 12:01:46 AM  

capt.hollister: dukeblue219: In general, water falling from a plane shouldn't hurt any worse than a heavy rain because the water will disperse and hit a very low terminal velocity. But, it sounds like this guys mistake was to have the plane drop the water from 22 feet above him where the forward component of the waters velocity didn't have time to slow down. Oops. That's more like a fire hose than a rain!

I'm not a physicist, but wouldn't the turbulence coming off a large airplane, especially a prop-driven one, at such low altitude also cause him to fall, tumble, and get injured even without the water ?


I'm not a physicist either but I'm going to go with no.
 
2014-09-02 12:04:29 AM  

abhorrent1: Water weighs 8.34 pounds per gallon, which makes the weight of this aquatic payload just over 3,300 pounds, roughly the weight of a Toyota Camry. Now imagine having that dropped on you from 22 feet high.

Falling water doesn't work that way.

Or was it in a container when they dropped it on him?


I'm still trying to figure out in what universe a gallon isn't exactly eight pounds.
 
2014-09-02 12:05:20 AM  

Mark Ratner: He should've used an umbrella. Idiot.


img.fark.net
 
2014-09-02 12:35:21 AM  
I imagine it looked a little something like this.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1P08nNm16Gw
 
2014-09-02 12:48:13 AM  

Mikeyworld: capt.hollister: AverageAmericanGuy: Can we finally call an end to this fad?

Slacktivism.

Ok for people who accompany their gesture with a cheque to research into this, or any disease, but for the rest: awareness has been achieved, now please do something useful.

The rules of this gig is that you get wet and pay $10 to ALS research, or you don't and pay $100 (both being minimum contributions). The government will pay you back at tax time, so you're really forcing the rest of us to contribute...and that's the game-winner for ALS research.


Yet another person who doesn't understand how tax deductions work.

Getting to deduct something on your taxes =/= your taxes reduced by that amount. You're deducting the amount you donated from your taxable income. Say you donate $100 to a charity. You can deduct that $100. That means that you don't have to pay taxes on that $100. If your income tax rate works out to 13%, then your taxes are reduced by $13.
 
2014-09-02 12:48:13 AM  

Random Internet Persona: Mr. Brokken? Ha!


Yeah, that cracked me up.  It's the most I've laughed in a month (sad life, I know).
 
2014-09-02 12:56:54 AM  

strathmeyer: abhorrent1: Water weighs 8.34 pounds per gallon, which makes the weight of this aquatic payload just over 3,300 pounds, roughly the weight of a Toyota Camry. Now imagine having that dropped on you from 22 feet high.

Falling water doesn't work that way.

Or was it in a container when they dropped it on him?

I'm still trying to figure out in what universe a gallon isn't exactly eight pounds.


No need to look to the universe, pretty sure a gallon of water would weigh less on the moon
 
2014-09-02 01:59:36 AM  
My Chinook helicopter was conducting fire-bucket operations in Makakilo in 1982, because some jackass kept trying to burn the town, which sat at the top of a mountain down. Over a two week period, he set the hill afire at least half a dozen times. We were filling our 1500 gallon fire bucket in a sugar cane reservoir, and flying about 15 sorties an hour, 14 hours a day. One time we were refilling our bucket, and a local cane-field worker was standing by the edge of the pond, giving us the one-fingered salute. Our pilots hovered over the guy at about 100 feet, and I accidentally bumped the "open-bucket" button. He got wet. And yeah, it drove him to his knees.
 
2014-09-02 02:36:21 AM  
Am I the only one reminded of that scene in Flashdance with the water being dumped on the dancer? The stunt double said it hit like a ton of bricks or something.
 
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