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2020-09-21 12:50:47 PM  
Oh the humanity.
 
2020-09-21 12:51:02 PM  
When they ban helium use, party balloons are going to be Much more entertaining.
 
2020-09-21 1:42:53 PM  
As many as 12 people were hurt when firecrackers ignited hydrogen-filled balloons, causing a massive explosion

Conflagration.

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You can have detonation in certain circumstances, but that was a conflagration not an explosion.

It also wasn't that big... we have all seen bigger in the past few months.
 
2020-09-21 1:52:07 PM  
NOW THAT'S A FIRE!
 
2020-09-21 1:53:21 PM  
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2020-09-21 1:55:39 PM  
so was Modi even there or it's like personality cult celebration stuff  ?
 
2020-09-21 1:55:41 PM  
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2020-09-21 1:55:50 PM  
ओह मानवता

Was this in Kashmir?

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2020-09-21 1:56:39 PM  
Wow, I've been doing birthdays all wrong
 
2020-09-21 1:56:42 PM  

kdawg7736: Oh the humanity.


No fair duping the headline
 
2020-09-21 1:57:47 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: As many as 12 people were hurt when firecrackers ignited hydrogen-filled balloons, causing a massive explosion

Conflagration.

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You can have detonation in certain circumstances, but that was a conflagration not an explosion.

It also wasn't that big... we have all seen bigger in the past few months.


Shouldn't that be a deflagration?

/thesaurus pedantry is the best pedantry
 
2020-09-21 1:58:50 PM  
Apu-ed
 
2020-09-21 1:59:13 PM  
Oh, Modi supporters?

GOOD.
 
2020-09-21 2:00:17 PM  
Please stop linking NYPOST.It's extremist garbage that puts money in pocket of Rupert Murdock.
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2020-09-21 2:01:51 PM  
The most Indian thing ever.  And I love India.
 
2020-09-21 2:03:49 PM  
Why hydrogen? Why?
 
2020-09-21 2:04:04 PM  
Hydrogen by itself isn't all that bad....a nice, big fireball that's all.

Mix hydrogen and oxygen in a balloon and set it off...now THAT's a big bang.

//no...I didn't accidentally knock out my entire building's phone system messing around with gasses.
 
2020-09-21 2:06:39 PM  

EasilyDistracted: Hydrogen by itself isn't all that bad


Scuse me while I instantaneously fuse some deuterium and tritium nuclei.
 
2020-09-21 2:08:22 PM  

EasilyDistracted: Hydrogen by itself isn't all that bad....a nice, big fireball that's all.

Mix hydrogen and oxygen in a balloon and set it off...now THAT's a big bang.

//no...I didn't accidentally knock out my entire building's phone system messing around with gasses.


Are you sure you're not thinking of acetylene?
 
2020-09-21 2:11:26 PM  

NkThrasher: Tr0mBoNe: As many as 12 people were hurt when firecrackers ignited hydrogen-filled balloons, causing a massive explosion

Conflagration.

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You can have detonation in certain circumstances, but that was a conflagration not an explosion.

It also wasn't that big... we have all seen bigger in the past few months.

Shouldn't that be a deflagration?

/thesaurus pedantry is the best pedantry


You're right. Technically correct is the best kind of correct, technically.
 
2020-09-21 2:12:01 PM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: kdawg7736: Oh the humanity.

No fair duping the headline


Was going to say that. And then was going to say "Thanks, Google Translate!"
 
2020-09-21 2:12:46 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: As many as 12 people were hurt when firecrackers ignited hydrogen-filled balloons, causing a massive explosion

Conflagration.

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You can have detonation in certain circumstances, but that was a conflagration not an explosion.

It also wasn't that big... we have all seen bigger in the past few months.


You're also the "technically the U.S. isn't a democracy, it's a republic" guy, aren't you?
 
2020-09-21 2:13:15 PM  

ciarraic: The most Indian thing ever.  And I love India.


And the constant honking of car horns...
 
2020-09-21 2:16:28 PM  

sharbear: ciarraic: The most Indian thing ever.  And I love India.

And the constant honking of car horns...


The rain dances, the kachina dolls, the casinos...
 
2020-09-21 2:17:30 PM  
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ओह विशाल मानेट

 
2020-09-21 2:17:31 PM  
Hey you may have had an epic birthday party. But have you ever had a hendenburg epic birthday party?

Story at work of some of the techs filling an industrial garbage bag up with acetylene, static electricity set off the "balloon" in an enclosed garage. Apparantly the exothermic reaction mixed with the air displacement ruptured some of their eardrums and caused burns and some other issues.
 
2020-09-21 2:18:00 PM  
Modi humanity!
 
2020-09-21 2:22:39 PM  

KC Dutchman: NOW THAT'S A FIRE!


Goddamnit Gus, you come to my bbq every year and burn down my motherfarking backyard.
 
2020-09-21 2:26:09 PM  
Some of the vendors:
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Always need Ice Cream at a Birthday Party!
 
2020-09-21 2:27:46 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: EasilyDistracted: Hydrogen by itself isn't all that bad....a nice, big fireball that's all.

Mix hydrogen and oxygen in a balloon and set it off...now THAT's a big bang.

//no...I didn't accidentally knock out my entire building's phone system messing around with gasses.

Are you sure you're not thinking of acetylene?


When I was a kid we spent most of a day in a Nebraska barn developing a system of a balloon filled with oxyacetylene and a bb gun with a striker rigged to the muzzle that would light a custom fitted kitchen match as it was shot out.  We kept getting closer and closer with each failed attempt.  It finally worked. Scary as hell.
 
2020-09-21 2:28:22 PM  

ciarraic: The most Indian thing ever.  And I love India.


If only they would've been crowded on the front of a train.
 
2020-09-21 2:30:17 PM  

ElecricalPast: Please stop linking NYPOST.It's extremist garbage that puts money in pocket of Rupert Murdock.
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No?
 
2020-09-21 2:34:17 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: EasilyDistracted: Hydrogen by itself isn't all that bad....a nice, big fireball that's all.

Mix hydrogen and oxygen in a balloon and set it off...now THAT's a big bang.

//no...I didn't accidentally knock out my entire building's phone system messing around with gasses.

Are you sure you're not thinking of acetylene?


That's what my dad and his welder buddy would use on 7/4.  They'd get a bunch of giant balloons.  Fill one with helium, another with acetylene, tie them together, tape a lit cigarette to the acetylene balloon, and let them go.  It would explode with a satisfying "foomf!"  After doing a few sets, they'd get scared the cops would show up and stop.  Lord knows how they didn't burn all their hair off.

"Don't you kids try this!"
"Yeah, we're not idiots.  We're gonna go hang out behind that brick wall a few houses down."
 
2020-09-21 2:35:18 PM  

Super Chronic: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: kdawg7736: Oh the humanity.

No fair duping the headline

Was going to say that. And then was going to say "Thanks, Google Translate!"


Yar.  Not like I read Hindi - Google translate is a bloody useful companion around here betimes.
 
2020-09-21 2:35:46 PM  
Just be glad they didnt number at 99

We'd be in a nuclear war if that was the case
 
2020-09-21 2:38:13 PM  
I can't get video working right now. Was the explosion pink or blue?
 
2020-09-21 2:38:22 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: As many as 12 people were hurt when firecrackers ignited hydrogen-filled balloons, causing a massive explosion

Conflagration.


Deflagration.
 
2020-09-21 2:39:20 PM  
So what gender are they?
 
2020-09-21 2:39:37 PM  
If pinkie and the brain did assassination attempts....
 
2020-09-21 2:40:38 PM  
Oh India, you!
 
2020-09-21 2:48:43 PM  
I used to do that, but with a good fuse attached instead. A satisfying boom after a few minutes.
 
2020-09-21 2:50:58 PM  

kdawg7736: Oh the humanity.


Holy cow
 
2020-09-21 2:52:00 PM  

Sexy Jesus: Goddamnit Gus, you come to my bbq every year and burn down my motherfarking backyard.


Now I need to go watch that.  Farkin hilarious.
 
2020-09-21 2:54:40 PM  
What, the H?
 
2020-09-21 2:55:07 PM  

emersonbiggins: Wow, I've been doing birthdays all wrong


It makes for a nice "invite your nemesis" affair.
 
2020-09-21 2:59:27 PM  
नीना  गमगीन
 
2020-09-21 3:02:37 PM  
On the case
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2020-09-21 3:02:44 PM  
Hydrogen: kills Nazi dirigibles dead!
 
2020-09-21 3:05:17 PM  

ciarraic: The most Indian thing ever.  And I love India.


The only way it would have been more Indian is if it happened on a designated shiatting street, and burned down a nearby call center devoted to making those scam "This is the Internals Revenue Services and you are in way big trouble" calls.
 
2020-09-21 3:11:54 PM  

gar1013: So what gender are they?


Well, certainly not non-bangery.
 
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