Man loses leg after shooting lawn mower

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Re: Man loses leg after shooting lawn mower

Postby darkmavis9 » Fri Mar 25, 2016 10:10 pm

:iagree: "here's your sign..."

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Re: Man loses leg after shooting lawn mower

Postby Pawpaw » Fri Mar 25, 2016 10:34 pm

AndyC wrote:He should apply for the position of bell-hop; he'd do great.

Sorry - I was trying to think of a better one but got stumped.

Well, if your idea doesn't work out, he could apply at IHOP. :biggrinjester:
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Re: Man loses leg after shooting lawn mower

Postby AndyC » Fri Mar 25, 2016 10:43 pm

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Re: Man loses leg after shooting lawn mower

Postby MWilliams66 » Fri Mar 25, 2016 10:52 pm

Pawpaw wrote:
AndyC wrote:He should apply for the position of bell-hop; he'd do great.

Sorry - I was trying to think of a better one but got stumped.

Well, if your idea doesn't work out, he could apply at IHOP. :biggrinjester:

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Re: Man loses leg after shooting lawn mower

Postby Flightmare » Fri Mar 25, 2016 10:55 pm

Someone needs to check his height again. I think he's a foot short now :P
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Re: Man loses leg after shooting lawn mower

Postby Keith B » Sat Mar 26, 2016 6:46 am

While I am not one to normally joke at someone else's misfortune, especially when seriously injured, this guy was just brainless.

So, if he ever decides to have a sex-change, he can change his name to Ilene.
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Re: Man loses leg after shooting lawn mower

Postby Jusme » Sat Mar 26, 2016 8:23 am

He was trying to get a leg up on his competition for the Darwinian awards. :biggrinjester:
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Re: Man loses leg after shooting lawn mower

Postby AndyC » Sat Mar 26, 2016 3:03 pm

Keith B wrote:While I am not one to normally joke at someone else's misfortune, especially when seriously injured, this guy was just brainless.

So, if he ever decides to have a sex-change, he can change his name to Ilene.

Or Irene if he's Asian.
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Re: Man loses leg after shooting lawn mower

Postby Dadtodabone » Sat Mar 26, 2016 9:34 pm

Bob. First base.
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Postby joe817 » Sat Mar 26, 2016 10:10 pm

Dadtodabone wrote:Bob. First base.


Who's on second? :biggrinjester:
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Re: Man loses leg after shooting lawn mower

Postby Pawpaw » Sat Mar 26, 2016 10:30 pm

Dadtodabone wrote:Bob. First base.

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Re: Man loses leg after shooting lawn mower

Postby Dadtodabone » Sun Mar 27, 2016 9:35 am

Pawpaw wrote:
Dadtodabone wrote:Bob. First base.

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Re: Man loses leg after shooting lawn mower

Postby sugar land dave » Mon Mar 28, 2016 7:58 pm

In today's world how is this stuff even legal to sell to the general public? I sometimes think mankind has gone ever so slightly insane. :tiphat:
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Re: Man loses leg after shooting lawn mower

Postby Countryside » Mon Mar 28, 2016 8:18 pm

sugar land dave wrote:In today's world how is this stuff even legal to sell to the general public? I sometimes think mankind has gone ever so slightly insane. :tiphat:


Well, they sell gasoline and matches, too.
That doesn't mean I have to soak myself with gasoline and light up a cigarette. :lol:

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Re: Man loses leg after shooting lawn mower

Postby LabRat » Mon Mar 28, 2016 9:54 pm

Jago668 wrote:
flintknapper wrote:Let's see............2 pounds of tannerite stuffed into a old riding lawn mower.


Article said 3 pounds.

There have been a few stories of people injured, and I know of at least one killed, by putting tannerite into things. Why people think putting pounds of explosives into metal containers is a good idea I'll never know. Especially when they take zero precautions.


Wow, that was more than I could stand to watch or hear.

It's not just the tannerite detonation, as stated before, he compounded the issue by "packing" it into a metal container (the lawnmower).
He made a really nice pipe bomb, of sorts. The initial explosion was compressed by the metal lawnmower, not allowing it to vent.
The pressure was contained and compressed until the metal fatigued - even for a few thousandths of a second....resulting in much bigger and focused explosive event. The metal lawnmower parts just went where the blast sent it.

I feel sorry for the man, losing his leg. But he seriously underestimated the physics of the blast he was creating. :nono:
oljames3's 155 mm howitzer shell has such a destructive blast radius; the explosion is contained within the shell for a few thousandths of a second to create a serious over-pressure explosion fragmenting the shell and sending metal shards flying at several times the speed of sound.

Warnings are for cautions people. Reckless folks will never read them in the first place. Maybe he'll keep someone else from doing the same thing.
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