Man loses leg after shooting lawn mower

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Re: Man loses leg after shooting lawn mower

Postby sugar land dave » Wed Mar 30, 2016 4:57 pm

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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:

Tannerite comes with instructions and warnings.
Foolish people disregard them.

I do not think tannerite is an innocuous as gasoline. I might also go so far as to say foolish people might not be the only ones to disregard instructions and warnings.
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Re: Man loses leg after shooting lawn mower

Postby Countryside » Sat Apr 02, 2016 1:58 pm

sugar land dave wrote:
Countryside wrote:
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:

Tannerite comes with instructions and warnings.
Foolish people disregard them.

I do not think tannerite is an innocuous as gasoline. I might also go so far as to say foolish people might not be the only ones to disregard instructions and warnings.


How does disregarding instructions and warnings NOT make one foolish?
Also, if you end up hurting yourself with Tannerite...you've gone to a lot of trouble to do it.

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Re: Man loses leg after shooting lawn mower

Postby sugar land dave » Sat Apr 09, 2016 4:25 pm

Countryside wrote:
sugar land dave wrote:
Countryside wrote:
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:

Tannerite comes with instructions and warnings.
Foolish people disregard them.

I do not think tannerite is an innocuous as gasoline. I might also go so far as to say foolish people might not be the only ones to disregard instructions and warnings.


How does disregarding instructions and warnings NOT make one foolish?
Also, if you end up hurting yourself with Tannerite...you've gone to a lot of trouble to do it.

Some people on the planet are not foolish; they just have evil intent.
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Re: Man loses leg after shooting lawn mower

Postby Mavs00 » Sat Apr 09, 2016 8:05 pm

I'm pretty sure Darwin had a theory on this sorta stuff?

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Re: Man loses leg after shooting lawn mower

Postby Deltaboy » Sun May 08, 2016 10:11 am

Darwin is in full effect with that fellow.
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Re: Man loses leg after shooting lawn mower

Postby RogueUSMC » Mon May 09, 2016 11:26 am

LabRat wrote: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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Which is a very good explanation of how a 'deflagration' becomes a 'detonation' leading to an 'explosion'...lol.

Being an Ammo Tech, we played with stuff that goes 'boom' quite a bit. We generally didn't underestimate the effects of our commercial explosives.

I DID underestimate one once that involve a gallon can of sliced pineapple...lol. In the Gulf War, we burned our trash in holes. When we got hot chow for breakfast, they always brought a few gallon cans of sliced fruit. I was one of the only ones that generally ate any of it so I tended to collect cans of the stuff in excess of what I actually ate...

I was burning the trash one day about 45 feet from the truck where my buddies were occupied with our primary pastime out in middle of nowhere...spades. I set one of those gallon cans in the edge of the fire hole and waited. That sucker went off blowing the lid off the can and sending sliced pineapple for about 35 feet (it went farther than I figured it would...but in the intended direction though...lol.) When that can went off, those marines around that card table came un-glued!

They didn't find it as funny as I did...lol.
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Re: Man loses leg after shooting lawn mower

Postby Countryside » Mon May 09, 2016 5:04 pm

sugar land dave wrote:
Countryside wrote:
sugar land dave wrote:
Countryside wrote:
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:

Tannerite comes with instructions and warnings.
Foolish people disregard them.

I do not think tannerite is an innocuous as gasoline. I might also go so far as to say foolish people might not be the only ones to disregard instructions and warnings.


How does disregarding instructions and warnings NOT make one foolish?
Also, if you end up hurting yourself with Tannerite...you've gone to a lot of trouble to do it.

Some people on the planet are not foolish; they just have evil intent.


I see what you mean...as in someone using it as a weapon against someone else. That's true...but I don't view that really as the same thing that this thread is about.
The worst enemy of the guy in the video was himself.

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Re: Man loses leg after shooting lawn mower

Postby RogueUSMC » Tue May 10, 2016 7:25 am

And if you removed everything that someone could use to do harm, you would probably be left with Fruit Loops or Rice Crispies...until someone figured out how to hurt someone with those too...
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Re: Man loses leg after shooting lawn mower

Postby Maxwell » Tue May 10, 2016 10:10 am

RogueUSMC wrote:And if you removed everything that someone could use to do harm, you would probably be left with Fruit Loops or Rice Crispies...until someone figured out how to hurt someone with those too...


Fruit Loops up the nose is no fun! (If I remember correctly...) :rolll
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Re: Man loses leg after shooting lawn mower

Postby RogueUSMC » Tue May 10, 2016 1:01 pm

Pictures or it didn't happen...
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Re: Man loses leg after shooting lawn mower

Postby Maxwell » Wed May 11, 2016 2:21 pm

RogueUSMC wrote:Pictures or it didn't happen...

Nope... No evidence will be submitted... :biggrinjester:
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Re: Man loses leg after shooting lawn mower

Postby sugar land dave » Sun Jun 12, 2016 3:10 pm

Countryside wrote:
sugar land dave wrote:
Countryside wrote:
sugar land dave wrote:
Countryside wrote:
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:

Tannerite comes with instructions and warnings.
Foolish people disregard them.

I do not think tannerite is an innocuous as gasoline. I might also go so far as to say foolish people might not be the only ones to disregard instructions and warnings.


How does disregarding instructions and warnings NOT make one foolish?
Also, if you end up hurting yourself with Tannerite...you've gone to a lot of trouble to do it.

Some people on the planet are not foolish; they just have evil intent.


I see what you mean...as in someone using it as a weapon against someone else. That's true...but I don't view that really as the same thing that this thread is about.
The worst enemy of the guy in the video was himself.

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