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Johnson Smith Catalog Item #30

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[From the 1950 catalog. Click to enlarge.]

I can see this prank being really popular in the Middle East nowadays. "Gotcha, Ahmed [Isaac]! You really thought the Israelis [al Qaeda] had rigged your car!"
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Aug 07, 2013 | Comments (4)
Category: Death, Destruction, Explosives, Fireworks and Pyrotechnics, Johnson Smith Catalog, 1950's, Pranks, Middle East

China Demolishes 2.2 Miles of Bridge in 30 Seconds

When a piece of road reaches the ripe old age of 16 years, it may be time to retire. With all of the growth in China, these engineers wrapped this two lane viaduct in cloth, wired it, and placed water dust absorbing bags around it.



Here's the link to the story:

http://gizmodo.com/watch-chinas-longest-ever-highway-demolition-fall-like-508992821

Oh. I forgot to mention there were 30 gas lines, the main national East-West gas line, and electrical lines nearby. And thousands of local residents.
Posted By: gdanea | Date: Mon May 20, 2013 | Comments (0)
Category: Fireworks and Pyrotechnics

Happy 4th of July!

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Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Jul 04, 2012 | Comments (5)
Category: Fireworks and Pyrotechnics, Holidays
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