Friday, May 15, 2009

It blowed up good

It blowed up real good.

The lightning-sparked fire -- and subsequent unguided launch of a tank full of "oil-industry byproducts" in Lamesa, Texas -- illustrates just why people put up "No Smoking" signs at gas stations. Unfortunately, there are no "No 50,000-Degree Bolts of Electricity" signs surrounding refineries and other facilities that can go boom in spectacular fashion.

no firefighters were killed in the making of this video. Some cuss words were uttered, however -- part of the tank hit and wrecked the van from which the camera-ready stormchaser was filming. He was 200 yards away.

You'd cuss, too. You know you would.

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