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(Gizmodo)   Huge garbage fire v. four-story-tall excavator. Mike Mulligan says put him down for $20 on the shovel   ( sploid.gizmodo.com) divider line
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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.  www.popculturebeast.com
 
2017-03-16 04:46:06 PM  
Hearing the Thunderbirds music in my head....makes it more exciting.
 
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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.
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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  
+1
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.
 
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