Thursday, March 24, 2016

Greensboro Car Bombing Practice Run

Sunday night exploding manholes blow up the Biltmore Hotel and on Thursday we have this.

Photo via Mel Will.

The authorities don't want you to know it but if conditions are right simply removing a manhole cover from its base can cause a spark that causes the methane and other naturally forming biogases inside to explode. A firecracker dropped inside could do the same thing. As a matter of fact: It's happened before.

And as I noted in my post What Underground Electrical Wiring? Updated, not only have I seen it demonstrated, the fires can travel from manhole to manhole and is explained in this Mythbusters video.

Are you scared yet, Mayor Vaughan? Wait until Summer comes.