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#1 Feb 03 2012 at 7:55 AM Rating: Excellent
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Repost from Kotaku.com, and no it's not what you're thinking.

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A man in a blue jacket crouched, lighting a firecracker on a manhole. The children stuck their fingers in their ears.

What happened next was caught on a security camera. It can only be described as unbelievable.

Gas in the drainage system unexpected caught fire, causing an explosion that sent the 44-pound manhole several stories into the air, before hitting the side of a building.

The man's jacket, not his arm, was blown clean off, and he was lifted up, landing over six feet away from the blast. His arm is visible as he falls out of frame.

The incident occurred on Jan. 29 in China's Hunan Province. This clip was broadcasted on Japan's TV Asahi evening news.

According to TV Asahi, the man suffered burns to his face, but thankfully, neither of the children was injured.

This is like watching Nintendo's Manhole Game & Watch gone very, very wrong. Glad to hear the kids are okay and hopefully the father will make a full and speedy recovery.

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At least he thought he was lighting it on a non-flammable surface.
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#2 Feb 03 2012 at 8:04 AM Rating: Good
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Guy got lucky that cover didn't smack him in the head. Smiley: laugh
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Reminds me of chili night.
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That reminded me of a video that I saw once of a foreign bomb disarmament gone wrong. Did a quick search and couldn't find it online, unfortunately.

Anyway, this guy in the full, Hurt-Locker style bomb disarming gear was leaning over the edge of some small rock wall...a well, or something like that, IIRC (but who puts a bomb in a well?). It detonated while he was working on it, and what you see is a honest-to-goodness, literal, column of fire shoot straight out of the well's opening, covering up the upper half of the guy.

As it rushes past, he sort of just tilts and falls over, arms still outstretched in front of him, blackened and smoking like you'd see in a cartoon.

He survived it, I believe, but I think it took him like 6 years to make a recovery.
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The man's jacket, not his arm, was blown clean off, and he was lifted up, landing over six feet away from the blast. His arm is visible as he falls out of frame.
lol, I was thinking: Zam will remove mildy suggestive avatars, but they'll allow an animated gif of a dismemberment? Smiley: lol
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Sewer gas is flammable.

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At least the Foot are getting craftier, though not any brighter.
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At least the Foot are getting craftier, though not any brighter.


I should see if I can get someone to add a pizza to the top of the manhole cover.
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#9 Feb 03 2012 at 6:25 PM Rating: Good
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lolgaxe wrote:
At least the Foot are getting craftier, though not any brighter.


I should see if I can get someone to add a pizza to the top of the manhole cover.


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where the foot is from. But Asian is Asian, right?
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Not gonna lie, when I first saw the title, I did not think of a sewer cover. I was also seriously alarmed that GIFs would be involved.
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Animated goatse wasn't exactly on the list of things I thought it would be.
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lol, I was thinking: Zam will remove mildy suggestive avatars, but they'll allow an animated gif of a dismemberment? Smiley: lol


No, after the one with the naval rating having his head chopped open by a helicopter main rotor blade in a very graphic manner, where it was quite obvious that he died, we definitly don't allow dismemberment gifs.



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Darwins law was being tested there!
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If you look closely you can see the cover stop near his elbow before the main blast ignited. It's like the sewers were trying to give him the ultimate funny bone hit.
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That reminded me of a video that I saw once of a foreign bomb disarmament gone wrong. Did a quick search and couldn't find it online, unfortunately.

Anyway, this guy in the full, Hurt-Locker style bomb disarming gear was leaning over the edge of some small rock wall...a well, or something like that, IIRC (but who puts a bomb in a well?). It detonated while he was working on it, and what you see is a honest-to-goodness, literal, column of fire shoot straight out of the well's opening, covering up the upper half of the guy.

As it rushes past, he sort of just tilts and falls over, arms still outstretched in front of him, blackened and smoking like you'd see in a cartoon.

He survived it, I believe, but I think it took him like 6 years to make a recovery.

Oh god, it's so wrong, but I laughed so much at the image I got from your description of him falling over. (Maybe the bomb landed in there from a plane?)
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Sandinmygum the Stupendous wrote:
Shaowstrike the Shady wrote:
lolgaxe wrote:
At least the Foot are getting craftier, though not any brighter.


I should see if I can get someone to add a pizza to the top of the manhole cover.


o.O

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where the foot is from. But Asian is Asian, right?

I think gaxey was going for the stuff in the sewer being flammably explosive
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Aripyanfar wrote:
Eske Esquire wrote:
That reminded me of a video that I saw once of a foreign bomb disarmament gone wrong. Did a quick search and couldn't find it online, unfortunately.

Anyway, this guy in the full, Hurt-Locker style bomb disarming gear was leaning over the edge of some small rock wall...a well, or something like that, IIRC (but who puts a bomb in a well?). It detonated while he was working on it, and what you see is a honest-to-goodness, literal, column of fire shoot straight out of the well's opening, covering up the upper half of the guy.

As it rushes past, he sort of just tilts and falls over, arms still outstretched in front of him, blackened and smoking like you'd see in a cartoon.

He survived it, I believe, but I think it took him like 6 years to make a recovery.

Oh god, it's so wrong, but I laughed so much at the image I got from your description of him falling over. (Maybe the bomb landed in there from a plane?)


It really did have a sort of looney tunes quality to it. If he had a duck bill, I suspect it would have been blown around to the wrong side of his head.
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