Do you have adblock enabled?
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Gizmodo)   Huge garbage fire v. four-story-tall excavator. Mike Mulligan says put him down for $20 on the shovel   ( divider line
    More: Cool, YouTube, burning trash, English-language films, YouTube user Arinago, The Cameraman, four-story-tall excavator, huge excavator, dear reader  
•       •       •

1964 clicks; posted to Geek » on 16 Mar 2017 at 4:12 PM (31 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

15 Comments     (+0 »)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest
2017-03-16 10:01:19 AM  
That must be in Colombia
2017-03-16 10:37:08 AM  
20 glorious seconds

the footage was taken on day six(!) of the fire.

So this fire was burning for at least six days, and we get 20 seconds of video? Thanks a lot.
2017-03-16 04:23:24 PM  
+1 to Subby for the Mike Mulligan reference.  I greatly enjoyed that book as a child.
2017-03-16 04:23:56 PM  
Landfill fires are notoriously hard to put out my money is on the fire.
2017-03-16 04:39:22 PM  
What exactly is wrong with all this trash burning?
2017-03-16 04:41:31 PM  
The Kitchen Brothers had no comment.
2017-03-16 04:46:06 PM  
Hearing the Thunderbirds music in my head....makes it more exciting.
2017-03-16 05:01:50 PM  
It would have taken more than 100 men to do that!
2017-03-16 05:18:20 PM  

Claude the Dog: +1 to Subby for the Mike Mulligan reference.  I greatly enjoyed that book as a child.

Agreed. Good jorb, Subby, loved that book as a kid.
/  Old
// Really Old
2017-03-16 06:11:46 PM  

Claude the Dog: +1 to Subby for the Mike Mulligan reference.  I greatly enjoyed that book as a child.

Yup... One of my favorites as well. A few weeks ago, I saw an excavator down in a huge pit that is being dug for an underground parking garage, and I didn't see a visible ramp for it to get back out with. My first thought was "hope that excavator likes becoming a heating system." Turns out the ramp was just hidden from view, of course, but fun thought nonetheless.
2017-03-16 08:26:56 PM  
Story came via [Digg]

I is amused.
2017-03-16 11:41:05 PM  
I made my Mom read me that book so many times as a kid she has it in her hope chest now.
2017-03-17 09:58:49 AM  
I loved that book when I was a kid.
2017-03-17 01:16:14 PM  
The fire under Centralia, PA is in its 55th year.
2017-03-17 01:26:03 PM  
One of my favorite photos from work.img.fark.netAll the bystanders asked if that CAT 330's name was Mary Anne.
Displayed 15 of 15 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking

On Twitter

Top Commented
Javascript is required to view headlines in widget.
  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.