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Huge sewer explosion

(1:26) In Russia, shit happens.

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dannyboy501 dannyboy501 (2063 days ago)
Latest comment: Looks pretty cool
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Latest comment: Looks pretty cool
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Guest: Tiny Tim (2068 days ago)
I don't think that's a sewer exploding, but a high pressure hot water pipe used for heating the old communist built apartment buildings. They used to build a heating system where water was heated at a central depot and piped to the buildings. Looks like one of those old pipes couldn't take it any more.
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I don't think that's a sewer exploding, but a high pressure hot water pipe used for heating the old communist built apartment buildings. They used to build a heating system where water was heated at a central depot and piped to the buildings. Looks like one of those old pipes couldn't take it any more.
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glortman glortman (2067 days ago)
I agree. Central steam plants are more common in cities than you might imagine, and supply hospitals and other users with heat and steam. The steam is sometimes the sole product, and sometimes the byproduct of hydro generation. Still, the force of the explosion blew out the back window of that VW.
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I agree. Central steam plants are more common in cities than you might imagine, and supply hospitals and other users with heat and steam. The steam is sometimes the sole product, and sometimes the byproduct of hydro generation. Still, the force of the explosion blew out the back window of that VW.
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Guest: I.M. Smarterthanu (2067 days ago)
The window wasn't blown up by the shock wave, it was hit by a falling rock.
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The window wasn't blown up by the shock wave, it was hit by a falling rock.
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glortman glortman (2067 days ago)
Well, perhaps not only are you smarter, but you also have the ability to see through steam. Very cool.
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Well, perhaps not only are you smarter, but you also have the ability to see through steam. Very cool.
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Guest: I. M. Stillsmarterthanu (2067 days ago)
No x-ray vision needed. Just logic. (1) The broken window was in the opposite direction from the shock wave. Had the pressure wave passed through the car (ie, open front window), the rear window would have broken outwards. (2) The window broke after the shock wave passed. (3) You can see rocks/concrete falling all around the car. If you look carefully, you can even see one bouncing away from the rear of the car around the time when the window must've broken.
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No x-ray vision needed. Just logic. (1) The broken window was in the opposite direction from the shock wave. Had the pressure wave passed through the car (ie, open front window), the rear window would have broken outwards. (2) The window broke after the shock wave passed. (3) You can see rocks/concrete falling all around the car. If you look carefully, you can even see one bouncing away from the rear of the car around the time when the window must've broken.
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glortman glortman (2067 days ago)
Okay, so riddle me this stillsmarter... up until 00:14, the steam is coming toward the camera, but at 00:17, it starts going in the opposite direction, and at 0:20, the pedestrian is knocked to the right, apparently by a new force coming from the left. At 0:30, there is an additional gust of steam, again toward the wall, and after it clears, the window is broken. I am not saying it is not a brick, but I am not convinced that your logic has taken everything into account.
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Okay, so riddle me this stillsmarter... up until 00:14, the steam is coming toward the camera, but at 00:17, it starts going in the opposite direction, and at 0:20, the pedestrian is knocked to the right, apparently by a new force coming from the left. At 0:30, there is an additional gust of steam, again toward the wall, and after it clears, the window is broken. I am not saying it is not a brick, but I am not convinced that your logic has taken everything into account.
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Humpty Humpty (2066 days ago)
It rather looks as though the steam/water/shite is sent off in a direction determined by the hole it escapes from. The steam from the "warmer than ambient temperature" liquid then goes with the prevailing wind. Had there been a significant "shockwave" those people ambling away would have been knocked off their feet. It's not really a tough riddle Glortman: I'm with IMSTY on this one. Look up "storm drain explosion" on youtube, and you'll find many other very similar things. Fountains of water throwing all sorts of crap skywards. FWIW, I don't think it's a Brick either: I think it's a chunk of asphalt.
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It rather looks as though the steam/water/shite is sent off in a direction determined by the hole it escapes from. The steam from the "warmer than ambient temperature" liquid then goes with the prevailing wind. Had there been a significant "shockwave" those people ambling away would have been knocked off their feet. It's not really a tough riddle Glortman: I'm with IMSTY on this one. Look up "storm drain explosion" on youtube, and you'll find many other very similar things. Fountains of water throwing all sorts of crap skywards. FWIW, I don't think it's a Brick either: I think it's a chunk of asphalt.
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glortman glortman (2066 days ago)
I feel a little like I am analyzing the Zapruder film... "Back and to the left... back and to the left". I will accept that debris is a very good candidate, but I still don't think either of you has presented iron-clad evidence. The glass is transparent at 0:17, then no longer so at 0:20, when the pedestrian is knocked down. It looks like the glass is shattered around the intact laminate. Especially note the difference in the reflectance on the paint on the right side of the car and the right window glass before and after 0:20. To me the window appears to change relative to the paint. Is anyone out there a forensics expert?
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I feel a little like I am analyzing the Zapruder film... "Back and to the left... back and to the left". I will accept that debris is a very good candidate, but I still don't think either of you has presented iron-clad evidence. The glass is transparent at 0:17, then no longer so at 0:20, when the pedestrian is knocked down. It looks like the glass is shattered around the intact laminate. Especially note the difference in the reflectance on the paint on the right side of the car and the right window glass before and after 0:20. To me the window appears to change relative to the paint. Is anyone out there a forensics expert?
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Guest: Stew P. Idmerican (2066 days ago)
I am not a forensics expert but I have a PhD in science. That's how come I know everything. The steam reverses direction because warm air rises, creating a low pressure area that is sucking the air back into that area. Anyways, I'm just winding you up, Glortman. Cheers
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I am not a forensics expert but I have a PhD in science. That's how come I know everything. The steam reverses direction because warm air rises, creating a low pressure area that is sucking the air back into that area. Anyways, I'm just winding you up, Glortman. Cheers
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