What the dumbest thing you ever witnessed?

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  • project1project1 Posts: 347 Officer
    bbiljah wrote: »
    even if you drop a cig in a gas can it will just go out, mythbusters busted that

    But the vapors in the can is what im worried about not the liquid

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  • SpaceCoast SlayerSpaceCoast Slayer Posts: 3,527 Captain
    fuel tanks of any kind are most dangerous when at 10% capacity or lower... the worst is just a cooterhair of gas in the bottom of a tank.. leaves tons of room for vapor buildup..
  • Mango ManMango Man Posts: 11,068 AG
    Well, there were three guys loading up a canoe to go shrimping...


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  • badbullgatorbadbullgator Posts: 1,571 Captain
    cbmdk86 wrote: »
    fuel tanks of any kind are most dangerous when at 10% capacity or lower... the worst is just a cooterhair of gas in the bottom of a tank.. leaves tons of room for vapor buildup..

    When I was 16 I had a Cutlass with a 455 and a Hurst slap stick shift. Beautiful and fast. When I was 17 a buddy and I were out drinking (legal at 18 then) and when my buddy left he ran out of gas. I took him to the gas station and got some gas in a gallon milk jug. He spilled maybe an ounce or so on my floor. I was a little pissed but didn't think much about it. Later that night I dropped off another guy that was with me. He couldn't find his cigarettes so he flicked his bic to find them. The fumes form the little bit of gas on the floor exploded and in a matter of seconds the entire dash and seat was on fire. We both got out ok but I lost all the hair on my legs even though I was wearing jeans. The car was a total loss. I had probably 500 rounds of shotgun shells (I shot skeet competitively) and boxes of 357, 30-06, and several others. It sounded like the forth of July. The fire department didn't want to get close because of the ammo so the airport fire dept, which was right next door came and foamed it from a distance.
    Cigs and gas seem to be a reoccurring theme.
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  • 1lastcast1lastcast Posts: 56 Greenhorn
    A community organizer being elected president not once but twice!
    Once was stupid twice was stupid and insane.
  • coldaircoldair Posts: 11,498 Officer
    1lastcast wrote: »
    A community organizer being elected president not once but twice!
    Once was stupid twice was stupid and insane.

    impossible to top this
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  • Fishin RodFishin Rod Posts: 2,620 Captain
    1lastcast wrote: »
    A community organizer being elected president not once but twice!
    Once was stupid twice was stupid and insane.

    THE WINNER! Nothing can compare to this one....
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  • Mackeral SnatcherMackeral Snatcher Posts: 10,761 AG
    Mango Man wrote: »
    Well, there were three guys loading up a canoe to go shrimping...

    Now that was some funny stuff.:rotflmao
    THERE SHOULD BE NO COMMERCIAL FISHING ALLOWED FOR ANY SPECIES THAT IS CONSIDERED OVERFISHED.
  • HiHHiH Posts: 407 Deckhand
    Me for wanting to think about getting Married for the 3rd time. :hairraiser
    :fishing The longer I'm Single, The more I get to fish!! :fishing
  • Mango TangoMango Tango Posts: 2,019 Captain
    The dumbest thing I have seen was a construction issue when I added a master bedroom and front/rear porch to my house.

    I had a licensed plumber soldering a joint/copper connection where the City water source connects to the house copper. This was to supply water to the entire house and was the last step before pouring a concrete slab over top the all the plumbing. Just after he connects everything he slips and falls on the pipe and his work boot lands with full body weight onto the copper line kinking it pretty bad. He says "Oh that will be fine." Not.
  • ziffleziffle Posts: 147 Deckhand
    1lastcast wrote: »
    A community organizer being elected president not once but twice!
    Once was stupid twice was stupid and insane.

    ****, beat me to it!!!
  • ChuckcChuckc Posts: 4,398 Captain
    Several years ago a fuel tanker was being either repaired or scrapped in Jax. Poor guy hit it with a torch and the whole thing opened like a tin can and killed said welder very dead right there.

    Sorry, did not witness this personally so it doesn't count. Glad I didn't too.
  • hatcityhatcity Posts: 3,051 Captain
    How about driving a boom truck, with the boom up=way up, into power lines.
    Lost all 10 tires on the ground that day
    I was not born stupid, just had lots of practice
  • SpaceCoast SlayerSpaceCoast Slayer Posts: 3,527 Captain
    i just remembered a little dandy.. no one was endangered.. but gawdamn was it dumb..

    same job, building gas stations.. we had a big tank pad to pour.. dead of summer, hot as hell... there were 4 of us, 3 in the hole and one guy to run the chute from the concrete truck.. for whatever reason this dumb MF backs both trucks up to the hole and tells em let a rip.. the three of us look at eachother like ****???? 3 guys CANNOT work that much crete that fast.. needless to say, the mud started going off before we could get to it.. the heat kicks it off reaaallll fast..

    we ended up cutting out and breaking up about 10 yards (a full truck) of concrete that hardened before we could even work it... yet another ****...

    im also guilty of the title of ****... i was cutting concrete.. the edge was undermined by a good way, and i was standing on the left of the demo saw cut, standing on the concrete right over where it was undermined about 5-6 feet deep.. as soon as the cut was long enough, the rest of the concrete fractured, and i surfed a 5 foot wide, 30 foot long piece of concrete down into the hole.. would have been fine if there was some dirt packed up under there but i didnt realize the severity of the undermining.. happened so fast i didnt even compute what had happened until i found myself down there in the hole with the saw still running... guess it coulda been worse.. coulda got my leg pinned or something equally as cool :grin
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