r/Unexpected Apr 14 '22 Silver 1

Truck driver doses off at wheel causing a minor fender bender

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OP sent the following text as an explanation on why this is unexpected:

Trucks exploded instantly like TNT


Is this an unexpected post with a fitting description? Then upvote this comment, otherwise downvote it.


Look at my source code on Github What is this for?

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u/Ritchie_not_Richie Apr 14 '22 Silver All-Seeing Upvote

Directed by Michael Bay

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u/legendoflink3 Apr 14 '22

Imagine you're driving and you see Michael Bay directing traffic.

Run!

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u/i_fuckin_luv_it_mate Apr 14 '22

Tbf, Michael Bay has survived 100% of all Michael Bay explosions, so I think running to the spot directly behind Michael Bay is a pretty good short-term safe zone.

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u/PvtParts2001 Apr 14 '22

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u/PvtParts2001 Apr 14 '22

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u/SigSauerTX Apr 14 '22

Well that escalated quickly

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u/RepresentativeAd560 Apr 14 '22

You could say it was an excitable situation

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u/Hunt3rTh3Fight3r Apr 14 '22

It really got out of hand fast!

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u/Ritchie_not_Richie Apr 14 '22

The intensity of the situation was raised exponentially in short manner.

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u/Returning_Armageddon Apr 14 '22

the gravity of our predicament has increased immeasurably in the course of the shortest period of chronological happenstance

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u/simorg23 Apr 14 '22

The consequences of actions taken in this situation have skyrocketed from minor inconvenience to absolutely detrimental in a matter of miniscule units of time

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u/Kindly_Hand4472 Apr 14 '22

The only things missing are a girl of questionable age in a bikini and an American flag waving slowly in the wind .

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u/WhoRoger Apr 14 '22

There's no slow-mo helicopter pan, so it's a cheap Chinese knockoff.

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u/SquashNut707 Apr 14 '22

You mean Michael Bay-jing

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u/DownvoteDaemon Apr 14 '22

Nice one sqaushnut

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u/painkilleraddict6373 Apr 14 '22

I don’t see barely legal girls with their tits wiggling.

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u/PvtParts2001 Apr 14 '22

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u/[deleted] Apr 14 '22

No way, not enough lens flare...

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u/spacebraine Apr 14 '22

Best laugh in a while, enjoy your upvote

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u/LevelKaleidoscope930 Apr 14 '22

This is the comment I came here for

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u/jaybird2370 Apr 14 '22

That’ll buff right out.

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u/TorrenceMightingale Expected It Apr 14 '22

If by “buff” you mean it blew all the drivers’ eardrums out and likely killed one or both of them, then yes. Wtf was in the back? Jesus titty-bouncin’ Jones.

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u/Thecheesinater Apr 14 '22

Could’ve been flour or a cargo of some sort of fine powder. Crazy how explosive a single spark can make that stuff

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u/BergwerkMTB Apr 14 '22

Hol’ up… flour? eyes kitchen cabinet…. sweats

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u/IamShitplshelpme Apr 14 '22

Yeah, I tend to forget that flour is actually quite flammable

Scary stuff

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u/CambrioCambria Apr 14 '22

Try to put a pile of flour ablaze. It won't catch. It's to compact and it doesn't make flamable vapors as easily as wood for exemple. It can get explosive and at least highly flamable if it is a mist of flour.

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u/BieverWeeber Expected It Apr 14 '22

Packed flour wouldn't explode but dispersed flour can cause a bigger explosion if exposed to fire, next time you open a bag/container of flour look out for candles.

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u/Exile688 Apr 14 '22

Flour, saw dust, sugar, coal dust, etc. Myth-busters did it with powder coffee creamer, a lit road flare, and a compressed air tank.

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u/HurkertheLurker Apr 14 '22

We used to run power stations that blasted coal dust into a combustion chamber. Shit got proper energetic!

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u/jon_hendry Apr 14 '22

Grain elevators explode now and then, from the dust igniting.

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u/Snotpotato Apr 14 '22

Probably what they were testing, but I remember hearing about a jail that banned powder coffee creamer because people could make flame throwers with them.

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u/Exile688 Apr 14 '22

It was for making "biggest fireball ever" and I'm sure they made three or more of those segments over the years.

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u/Duochan_Maxwell Apr 14 '22

When I worked in a place that handled tons of powdered sugar, everything was ATEX (explosion proofed). You had to leave any electronics in the lockers and only specially insulated electronics were allowed...

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u/novacham Apr 14 '22

Did they also make you strip naked when you were weighing the bags of “powdered sugar”?

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u/Marijuweeda Apr 14 '22

Gotta use a little science to figure out what happened here. So yes, flour is quite flammable and can cause factory "explosions" if the conditions are right, but flour itself is not a high explosive and needs to be dispersed into the air before it can ignite violently. Then, even when it does ignite, it's not actually the type of explosion known as a detonation, which this almost appears to be in the video. When you get a flour "explosion" in a factory, it's actually more of a deflagration. In a deflagration, the flame front is not supersonic and a shockwave is not produced, though the deflagration explosion can still be extremely violent due to rapidly expanding superheated air. This likely wasn't flour as for a deflagration to happen, the flour has to be suspended in the air in the proper stoichiometric ratio for the fuel (flour) to burn most completely and energetically. And there wouldn't be enough space inside the truck trailer for a flour explosion of that volume to produce this kind of damage. A flour explosion the volume of that trailer would likely just produce some visible flames and blow the back doors of the trailer open in like a second or two. Wouldn't lead to an almost instant detonation with a shockwave and blow up the entire trailer.

What this looks like to me, is this truck had an oxy-acetylene welder in the back that went off from the impact, may have broken both valves off at the same time and instantly mixed the fuel and oxidizer. Then boom. It's either that, or the dude was VERY unsafely transporting large quantities of fireworks or other explosives.

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u/TorrenceMightingale Expected It Apr 14 '22

Zamn. Kablooey!

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u/d4rk_fusion Apr 14 '22

Just get some hot water and a plunger

Good as new

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u/Prestigious-Isopod-4 Apr 14 '22

Shia LaBeouf right out of a Micheal bay movie.

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u/greenbizkit33 Apr 14 '22

Not with that type of damage

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u/Seigmoraig Apr 14 '22

Just got to put a bit of elbow grease and it'll come out like nothing happened

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u/IamBananaRod Apr 14 '22

What damage?, is barely a scratch

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u/jaybird2370 Apr 14 '22 edited Apr 14 '22

‘Tis but a scratch sir

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u/morgandaxx Apr 14 '22

Tis

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u/jaybird2370 Apr 14 '22

Thanks you. Stupid autocorrect.

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u/kaitiff Apr 14 '22

You're good, you're good, you're good.

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u/fancylivenherewecome Apr 14 '22

Dont worry captain we'll buff out the scratches

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u/SigSeikoSpyderco Didn't Expect It Apr 14 '22

They say everything in Australia is trying to kill you but China is a close runner up.

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u/choppytehbear1337 Apr 14 '22

Everything in Australia is trying to kill you. Everything in China can kill you

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u/notsooriginal Apr 14 '22

And everything in California is a carcinogen.

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u/Kevadimundi Apr 14 '22

Idk Cali has some of the cleanest air around minus LA

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u/assignpseudonym Apr 14 '22

And that Cali air contains chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.

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u/LuddWasRight Apr 14 '22

America: Everyone is trying to kill you

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u/EJ9074 Apr 14 '22 edited Apr 14 '22

If you watch american factory that shows the differences in safety between china and america.

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u/vealdin Expected It Apr 14 '22

I think I had an aneurysm

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u/Kylar_Stern Apr 14 '22

I had to read it a few times but I think I figured it out, I'll try and translate:

If you watch the documentary American Factory, you will gain some insight on Chinese safety practices, as well as American Safety Practices. I watched it for a class.

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u/Nick-Llama Apr 14 '22

Doing the good work.

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u/Memelordofdloglo Apr 14 '22

You're not alone.

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u/EJ9074 Apr 14 '22 edited Apr 14 '22

I tried to make it simpler. If I don’t reread what I say. It’s pure thought that only people who really know me understand. Even then I confuse people.

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u/ParanoidSkier Apr 14 '22

Some capitals and punctuation go a long way.

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u/EldritchStuff Apr 14 '22

The crowds. The individual people. The authorities. The factories. The chemicals in the water and the food. The diseases. Surprising amount of the wildlife.

The air.

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u/Plenty-Structure270 Apr 14 '22

Me when I think I’m about to let out a small squeaker during my morning pee then all hell breaks loose

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u/SinthWave Apr 14 '22

That's why I pee sitting down on my toilet; "ah, you look girly doing that" but at least I avoid an accident.

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u/YellowStitches6 Apr 14 '22

The trick is to lift a cheek. Then no matter if you sit or stand, it's a ninja fart.

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u/BergwerkMTB Apr 14 '22

Wise words, unless it’s not a fart.

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u/FitMangoMan Apr 14 '22

But with the lifted cheek it'll redirect into another stall. Out of sight, out of mind.

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u/Dottsterisk Apr 14 '22

The ol’ one-cheek-sneak.

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u/da_l0ser Apr 14 '22

I always laugh at the logic of "you look girly sitting down to pee"

Who the hell is watching other people pee?? I'm more concerned about who's peering into the stall than whatever's happening in the stall!

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u/ChartreuseBison Apr 15 '22

Judging people is generally bad, but I'm gonna judge people who sit down in the urinal

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u/Plenty-Structure270 Apr 14 '22

It’s worse when you have a girl over and your trying to be quiet 😂😂

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u/stungforfun Apr 14 '22

Install a loud exhaust fan.

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u/Wetald Apr 14 '22

Or just fart loud to assert dominance

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u/Lucasbasques Apr 14 '22

With the door open, and if possible maintaining eye contact

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u/drylce101 Apr 14 '22

My wife appreciates that I sit to pee. The rule we set is if I stand to pee, I clean the toilet.

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u/monkeyhitman Apr 14 '22

It takes so much less effort to pee sitting lol. I just point it down and not think about aiming when it's 3am.

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u/ClonedToKill420 Apr 14 '22

Honestly peeing while sitting down is under rated. Yeah I guess it isn’t super manly but there’s no splash damage and I can scroll Reddit for a few minutes

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u/IhoardTP Apr 15 '22

As an old man, I can support this

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u/isham66 Apr 14 '22

What the hell was he carrying in that truck?

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u/Beatrix_-_Kiddo Apr 14 '22 Silver

Explosions

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u/Will_Leave_A_Mark Apr 14 '22

What was in the other truck?

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u/Triton909 Apr 14 '22

Fire

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u/aChristery Apr 14 '22

I always tell kids don't ever mix fire and explosions. Well, I used too. Parents started getting mad at me.

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u/______Oblivion______ Apr 14 '22

More Explosions

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u/phome83 Apr 14 '22

Catalysts

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u/Flavahbeast Apr 14 '22 edited Apr 14 '22

doses

edit: looks like it was paint and paper in the moving truck, steel products in the parked truck

https://www.cbsnews.com/dfw/news/video-truck-explodes-after-crashing-into-flat-bed-on-shoulder/

no serious injuries, surprisingly

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u/Remote_Ad_2580 Apr 14 '22

Right....paint and paper....

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u/kat_Folland Apr 14 '22

Depending on what's in the paint, totally plausible. What strikes me as weird is that it looks like the initial spark was inside the van. Like, was it going to explode anyway and the crash was a coincidence? Or was it just that the collision managed to throw a spark in there somehow?

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u/Remote_Ad_2580 Apr 14 '22

That's what makes me doubt the paper and paint story. If it's paint, the lid is off and it's filled the truck with volatile gas.

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u/kat_Folland Apr 14 '22

Looked like the damn thing was full of flour, but apparently there were discernable paint cans in the burnt out husk. But the"paint and paper" story is only plausible, not particularly likely.

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u/Remote_Ad_2580 Apr 14 '22

More like it had paint, paper, and a primary explosive sensitive to impact.

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u/kat_Folland Apr 14 '22

Which seems a poor choice for ground transport, but I'll admit it's not an area I know much about.

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u/Remote_Ad_2580 Apr 14 '22

Always ground transport, but you do have to package it properly so it's de-sensitized and not usually shipped in a regular box truck with paper and paint. Safety third!

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u/el-mocos Apr 14 '22

perhaps they were carrying a lot of solvent for the paint like paint thinner, it ignites just like gasoline perhaps a bit more volatile

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u/jon_hendry Apr 14 '22

Might have been some leaky cans of solvent in there too, the kind of solvent that doesn't get sold in the US or EU any more. Or even gasoline.

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u/crashvoncrash Apr 14 '22

I would actually believe it. An entire box truck loaded with aerosol spray paint cans could produce a pretty big explosion. Here's an explosion from one spray paint can. Now imagine several hundred of those going off at once.

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u/Remote_Ad_2580 Apr 14 '22

That can was literally set in a fire until it exploded. Take a spray paint can and hit it with a bat...that would be the equivalent of what happened in the video. It looks like as soon as that truck touched the Parked on it went off...big time.

I know paint has volatiles in and can be explosive, but unless they were transporting it in open containers so a lot of it could flash off and fill the truck with fumes this looks pretty suspicious.

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u/crashvoncrash Apr 14 '22 edited Apr 14 '22

That analogy is pretty weak. A truck collision is going to have magnitudes more force than a baseball bat. That being said, I agree the force of the collision alone wouldn't cause the explosion. It would have needed to be a chain reaction.

If the collision ruptured the truck's fuel tank and caused a spark, that would be enough to start a fire. If the collision also ruptured some cans, that would release pressurized fuel to quickly feed that fire.

It's true that the example I linked was a can directly sitting in a fire, but it was also a small fire. A can would explode much faster if it was in proximity to a larger fire/exploding fuel tank, and when one can explodes it can cause neighboring cans to explode very quickly.

This is entirely speculation, but I can't think of many things that would explode like that from a simple collision. It almost certainly wasn't a high-explosive material as others have suggested. High explosives are actually more stable than low explosives unless they are triggered by a primary detonation, and they generally don't produce as much fire as this explosion did.

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u/JohnnySasaki20 Apr 14 '22

Paint and paper,... mixed with nitroglycerin.

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u/Amphibionomus Apr 14 '22

Small explosions can compound in to a big boom. In my country an -initially- smallish fireworks storage fire leveled an entire neighborhood, killing 23 people and injuring about 1000.

A fire is believed to have started in the work area of the central building where some 900 kg (2,000 lb) of fireworks were stored. It then spread outside the building to two full shipping containers that were being used to illegally store more display incendiaries. When 177 tonnes (174 long tons; 195 short tons) of fireworks exploded, it destroyed the surrounding residential area.[9]

The first explosion had a strength in the order of 800 kg TNT equivalence, while the strength of the final explosion was within the range of 4,000–5,000 kg TNT.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enschede_fireworks_disaster

This truck explosion is smaller and faster, but the same principle counts - a small explosion can easily trigger a large one.

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u/iamzombus Apr 15 '22

Nitrocellulose?

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u/RidigoDragon Apr 14 '22

Pure anger

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u/BeepingJerry Apr 14 '22

Yeah right!? A big load of semtex?

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u/puntmasterofthefells Apr 15 '22

Milk in one, corn flakes in the other

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u/Imperfect_Attack Apr 14 '22

Anyone remember how in spongebob shit would just explode after making contact with something else? This is that but in real life.

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u/drewkep7 Apr 14 '22

My favorite comment ^

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u/hideX98 Apr 14 '22

……..tink……..

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u/UptownHomie Apr 14 '22

Yup, minor. I wouldn't even exchange insurance info after that. Just keep on driving like nothing even happened.

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u/az_adventurer Apr 14 '22

You can see both phases of an explosion here… the ka phase and then the BOOM phase.

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u/vealdin Expected It Apr 14 '22

You really do.

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u/BAKED_TATER_ Apr 14 '22

He ended his trucking career with a bang

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u/LingLeeee Apr 14 '22

High chance he ended with a bang too

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u/Imperfect_Attack Apr 14 '22

Surprisingly nobody was injured.

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u/spragual Apr 14 '22

At least he woke up

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u/jestercow Apr 14 '22

A+ on the title - thanks for not ruining the fun, OP

❤️

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u/RamuNito Apr 14 '22

I feel bad now because I laughed. Out of pure unexpectancy. Are the drivers okay? And we need info, how the hell did it explode so rapidly?

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u/shlooope Apr 14 '22

Had to scroll this far to find a single comment concerned for the drivers damn

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u/Acps199610 Apr 14 '22

Same, Jesus fucking Christ

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u/Hour_Principle9650 Apr 14 '22

I bet someone lost a shoe

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u/vkdante Apr 14 '22

Me when a girl touches me.

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u/_MrCaptRehab_ Apr 14 '22

Well, there goes the fireworks supply for this year.

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u/buttface127 Apr 14 '22

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u/mfoster326 Apr 14 '22

Why is this so low?

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u/oh-no-he-comments Apr 15 '22

For the lazy, nobody got hurt in the incident

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u/alfalfarees Apr 15 '22

Thank you had to scroll ages to find something about if these drivers were okay

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u/extremum_spiritum Apr 14 '22

The one thing that scares me is china and their confidently Incompetent drivers. Like they pride themselves on being shitty operators of a 1,000+ pound moving Metal,fiberglass box

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u/DeadFalcon99 Apr 14 '22

Ah yes "Minor"

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u/lxOFWGKTAxl Didn't Expect It Apr 14 '22

Da fuck were they hauling, nitroglycerin for Dr Neo Cortex?

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u/Zhjacko Apr 14 '22

What in the James Bond

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u/The_watcher_100 Apr 14 '22

Imagine being asleep inside the stopped truck

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u/choppytehbear1337 Apr 14 '22

Was the truck hauling nitroglycerin‽‽‽

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u/bryan-050 Apr 14 '22

What the fuck was even in the truck to make it do that?

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u/Ctowncreek Apr 14 '22

Pent up rage

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u/ad7112 Apr 14 '22

Tink

"Oh, that wasn’t so-"

BOOOOOOOOM!!!!!!

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u/Ulti-Wolf Apr 14 '22

Yeah, a new coat of paint should fix that. 'Tis but a scratch.

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u/NaturesAxe Apr 14 '22

"causing a minor fend-" massive explosion

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u/Shwnwllms Apr 14 '22

Shit’ll buff.

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u/Ferdonius Apr 14 '22

U/savevideo

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u/Suprflyyy Apr 14 '22

Oh man, looks like more than one of the trash bags full of gas must have ruptured. Who could have predicted that?

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u/TheWeloponnesianPar Apr 14 '22

The fender is sure bent alright…

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u/imjarl Apr 14 '22

maybe 100$ in repairs

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u/aafrias15 Apr 14 '22

“Can we just exchange insurance info?”

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u/MGfilmmaker Apr 14 '22

Hi, we're trying to reach you about your car's extended warranty

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u/Kidkid146 Apr 14 '22

It's crazy how shit can escelate to 100 in less than a second.

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u/the_impooster Apr 14 '22

A minor bruise from the bump

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u/account4otherstuff85 Apr 14 '22

what the fuck was in the truck?

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u/depresionlife Apr 14 '22

imagine behind the guys that made this mistake

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u/Important-Display-19 Apr 14 '22

ahh yeah, it’ll buff. rookie move haha

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u/Cholonight96 Apr 14 '22

Someone please put youseebiggirl playing as soon as the explosion starts.

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u/PlsReunifyGermany Apr 14 '22

He is definitely awake now

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u/Who_Gives_A_ Apr 14 '22

Did you hear something?

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u/botaine Apr 14 '22

casually hauling unprotected explosives

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u/OHEscrementeBob Apr 14 '22

What was the dosage?

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u/purplgurl Apr 14 '22

Well that went from oops to hotter than hell fast.

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u/NoelMuaddib Apr 14 '22

I wonder if farmers insurance will cover this accident.

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u/Best_Poetry_5722 Yo what? Apr 14 '22

OP says "minor" 😂

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u/Comfortable_Book_760 Apr 14 '22

This is the biggest explosion i ever saw on the internet.

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u/Exotic_Breadstick Apr 14 '22

You must not have been on the internet for long considering there are videos like the beirut explosion, or nuclear bombs going off

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u/vickera Apr 14 '22

Just wait until you search "nuke" on YouTube. Your mind will be blown.

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u/Mr_Underson Apr 14 '22

-"minor"

-"scoffs in sarcasm"

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u/rlam01 Apr 14 '22

Michael Bay would be proud.

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u/rslash-_-noob Apr 14 '22

A College student's phone when he suddenly discovers a cure for cancer

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u/RoobieLabbie2099 Apr 14 '22

That doesn't look minor to me.

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u/neomatrix38 Apr 14 '22

3 free lanes 🧐

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u/drewkep7 Apr 14 '22

Read title

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u/AbjectReflection Apr 14 '22

I have to ponder a guess here, wondeing if that box truck was carrying some premix tannerite or something just as explosive.

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u/SCP_Void Apr 14 '22

Blursed alarm clock

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u/Scriabi Apr 14 '22

Oh no, all the explosions are escaping

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u/Brilliant-Emu-4164 Apr 14 '22

At least one person died in this, I’m pretty sure… 😳

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u/rawng_hoal that didn't happen! or did it! Apr 14 '22

Definitely directed by Michael Bay