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October 9, 2007 7:36 PM   Subscribe

Sick of the single link youtube post? Try a Hershey Bypass
posted by mattoxic (29 comments total)

 
That is somehow awesome (as long as no one gets hurt)
posted by dov3 at 7:41 PM on October 9, 2007


That was surreal.
posted by Skygazer at 7:44 PM on October 9, 2007


holy shit
posted by puke & cry at 7:46 PM on October 9, 2007


That was surreal

The slow-mo or the zoomed?
posted by mattoxic at 7:48 PM on October 9, 2007


I'm never going up the Hershey Highway again.
posted by Sk4n at 7:56 PM on October 9, 2007 [2 favorites]


I think someone linked to this clip (you know, one of these clips) in a comment awhile back... At any rate, damn, that's a helluva thing.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:58 PM on October 9, 2007


Is that Cleveland?
posted by well_balanced at 7:58 PM on October 9, 2007


Psst, puke & cry, if you're gonna quote, do it right: that's "Whoooaaa! Holy shit!"
posted by flapjax at midnite at 8:01 PM on October 9, 2007


wow.
posted by Dillonlikescookies at 8:06 PM on October 9, 2007


Is that Cleveland?

As a resident of Cleveland, I say: "Well played, sir. Well played."

Also, that really is one cool explosion.
posted by gummi at 8:07 PM on October 9, 2007


That was actually my reaction. I guess that's all you can really say. Also, in case people are wondering about the name, the first video uploaded on youtube says "Filmed at Bypass for ASR Hershey (in the vicinity of Baiji)"
posted by puke & cry at 8:07 PM on October 9, 2007


That was addressed to flapjax at midnite, in case you couldn't tell.
posted by puke & cry at 8:08 PM on October 9, 2007


I was really hoping for something chocolate-related, but I guess this is alright.
posted by dhammond at 8:08 PM on October 9, 2007


The slow-mo or the zoomed?

All of it. It's something out of a nightmare. Thing I don't understand though is how deep into the ground was it and how the hell did it get there? Maybe a hole was made into the road but there was a space underneath the road? Also shows how much power one of those things can pack when the road basically vomits into the sky.
posted by Skygazer at 8:30 PM on October 9, 2007


Does anyone know if it was poorly-made/wet/otherwise-compromised explosive materiel that caused the delay between being triggered and exploding, or if this was a hand-detonated explosion and the detonator (person) mis-timed setting the roadside bomb off?

That certainly was an impressive "improvised" explosion - wonder how big the device was and which compound it was made of?
posted by porpoise at 8:32 PM on October 9, 2007


Is there any proof whatsoever that the munition is Iranian? Several of the posts claim this, but it's impossible to tell from the video clip.
posted by jonp72 at 8:50 PM on October 9, 2007


Holy shit indeed.
posted by Brittanie at 9:04 PM on October 9, 2007


The debris fell back to earth as chocolate rain.
posted by Tube at 9:15 PM on October 9, 2007 [1 favorite]


ASR Hershey (in the vicinity of Baiji) should not be used at this time
posted by puke & cry at 9:31 PM on October 9, 2007


I was kind of hoping for a link to a new Hershey's Chocolate candy that was like, a 1:1 scale of a human heart with like, blood that was actually like kool-aid or something, and like vanilla cake for choles---

Anyhow, this is good too.
posted by Cyclopsis Raptor at 10:23 PM on October 9, 2007


I love the way half the clips say it's in Iraq, and the others say Afghanistan. Nice geography skills!
posted by Lucie at 10:24 PM on October 9, 2007


Things are definitely getting better in Iraq. That's one bomb that didn't kill any soldiers. That, my friend, is progress!

/snark
posted by Soliloquy at 11:24 PM on October 9, 2007


That's a lot of ground to just leap up all at once like that.
posted by Astro Zombie at 11:34 PM on October 9, 2007


I thought it was going to be the Hershey Highway.
posted by dasheekeejones at 4:01 AM on October 10, 2007


Oddly, after I finished watching the video of the explosion, youTube gave me a little related video ad for the electric pickle featured in the Mountain Dew thread just down the page. I don't know what this means, but I suspect an implosion taking out youTube, Google and Metafilter all at once. I blame the Israelis and their magic radar.
posted by Mcable at 5:35 AM on October 10, 2007


"I was really hoping for something chocolate related..."

So were Hershey.
posted by The Ultimate Olympian at 6:26 AM on October 10, 2007


I really wished they showed the zombies that climbed out of that hole. I guess the military doesn't want us to know about their secrets.

Remember, we're fighting them over there, so we don't have to fight them in our basements.
posted by blue_beetle at 11:46 AM on October 10, 2007


Dunno. I was thinking chocolate enema.
posted by Smedleyman at 1:32 PM on October 10, 2007


That certainly was an impressive "improvised" explosion - wonder how big the device was and which compound it was made of?

I have it on good authority the IED was made from a 1-lb. bar of nitrogen-tricocoamide.
posted by noble_rot at 2:29 PM on October 10, 2007


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