HUGE Highway Explosions

If you drive, you need to watch this video.

If you see something like this happen, do NOT stick around to shoot a video.

Those are high pressure gas cylinders. They are made out of very heavy steel. That is what is exploding. The shrapnel are huge chunks of that heavy steel. You can see it clearly around 2:20 when they really start going of.

Also note the flying cylinders. You know how in movies they fake things to make them more impressive? That’s not necessary here. High pressure cylinders with a rupture, even when filled with inert gas, will literally fly. But they fly unpredictably. They may fly straight they may not, but whatever they hit they will demolish.

All in all that could have been much worse, especially with all the stupid rubberneckers.

Slackline On the Freeway

After that last video I looked up some more of these Volvo truck videos. None are are wild as Van Damme’s split, but they are all cool.

This video is of a gal walking a rope between two trucks driving down an unopened Croatian freeway.

I like the behind the scenes videos they are doing.

And this video is with one of the drivers. You’ll want to turn on the captions (the box at the bottom left that says “cc”).

Hitman Prank

While it is cool, it is also kind of a jerk thing to do to folks.

That said, what people do or rather don’t do is revealing.

It also shows how ridiculous 47 would look in his “uniform” trying to be inconspicuous.

Black Woman Saves “Nazi”

In 1996, at showdown between a few Ku Klux Klan members demonstrating and pretty much everyone else protesting, a man with an SS tattoo and wearing at least one confederate flag was attacked. It is not clear what his views regarding race and white-supremacy were and they are not relevant. What matters is what he appeared to be to the protesters. He looked like a Klan-supporting neo Nazi. The man was thrown to the ground and people began to kick him.

That is when Keshia Thomas stepped into harms way to protect this man.

She was only 18 at the time.

Talk about someone who had some important stuff well sorted.

I think this picture is really powerful and would like to leave it at that but there is something Ms. Thomas said when interviewed recently that I would like to end with.

“I don’t want to think that this is the best I could ever be. In life you are always striving to do better.”

For more information and some more incredible pictures of this incredible woman check out this BBC Article:

The teenager who saved a man with an SS tattoo

By Catherine Wynne

Well of Death Riders

Yeah, I think I’d do it. But I wouldn’t do anything in there I wouldn’t do on the street. Some of those guys are doing things I wouldn’t attempt on a straight level road much less in the Well of Death.

Great video.

Django Django – WOR from Jim Demuth on Vimeo.

I wonder if those engines have oil starvation issues or if the centrifugal force keeps the oil pickup covered.

This is another great find from Motocorsa.

Chief of Interpol Considers Armed Citizens After Nairobi Attack

Interpol Secretary General Ronald Noble. That’s right.

ABC News reports:

“Societies have to think about how they’re going to approach the problem,” Noble said. “One is to say we want an armed citizenry; you can see the reason for that. Another is to say the enclaves are so secure that in order to get into the soft target you’re going to have to pass through extraordinary security.”

“Ask yourself: If that was Denver, Col., if that was Texas, would those guys have been able to spend hours, days, shooting people randomly?”

“What I’m saying is it makes police around the world question their views on gun control. It makes citizens question their views on gun control. You have to ask yourself, ‘Is an armed citizenry more necessary now than it was in the past with an evolving threat of terrorism?’ This is something that has to be discussed.”

Link to article.

I think he has identified the issue. What do you think?