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    Quote Originally Posted by Talokami View Post
    Reminds me of the big explosion they had in the Bay Area a couple years of ago.

    I agree with the above poster that gas is dangerous stuff.
    My wife recalls a church going BOOM when she was young. They had a gas tank go up and it looked just like those houses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SirRobin View Post
    My wife recalls a church going BOOM when she was young. They had a gas tank go up and it looked just like those houses.
    The damage a gas explosion can do is awful and the stuff can burn for days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Talokami View Post
    I think it's a matter of perspective. I grew up with electric stove, oven, and heating so it was a bit jarring moving to California and suddenly using gas for heat.

    OT: After looking at some of the pictures that does look a lot like a gas main explosion. Some of the photos are similar to the 2010 San Bruno explosion: http://www.mercurynews.com/san-bruno-fire. They're still cleaning up the legal mess from that one; turns out the power company knew they had faulty gas pipes and didn't fix them.

    Edit: http://www.mercurynews.com/san-bruno-fire/ci_16035515 Better photos of the explosion. Looks really similar to the Indianapolis one.
    I grew up with electric also, and the minute I got ahold of a gas stove for the first time, it was just amazing. "Wow, I turn it on, and I don't have to wait for the heating element to heat up? That's unreal!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reeve View Post
    I grew up with electric also, and the minute I got ahold of a gas stove for the first time, it was just amazing. "Wow, I turn it on, and I don't have to wait for the heating element to heat up? That's unreal!"
    You with your logic; stop that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mercadi View Post
    Not necessarily. Some rocks that reach the Earth burn so badly there's almost nothing left.
    if one happened to actually hit earths surface, even as big as a grain of rice, it would make quite a crater though (My grand father is an astronomy professor, I just asked him)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Julian View Post
    if one happened to actually hit earths surface, even as big as a grain of rice, it would make quite a crater though (My grand father is an astronomy professor, I just asked him)
    thats not true
    a meteor of about 10cm in diameter would damage a car, but thats it.
    http://www.nyrockman.com/peeks-pics/peekskill_1.jpg

    to leave a big crater they would have to be a lot bigger. to leave a decent crater they would have to be like a meter in diameter.
    the meteor crater in arizona was made by a meteor of 50 meters in diameter to give you an example.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SirRobin View Post
    My wife recalls a church going BOOM when she was young. They had a gas tank go up and it looked just like those houses.
    My school had a gas tank, they took it out exactly because of that. Everyone was afraid that the kids would throw stones at it and it would, somehow, explode or something.

    Good thing they took it out.

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    My money is on boiler explosion, with fire resulting from collateral gas line ruptures.

    EDIT: The ideal stoichiometric ratio for a devastating natural gas explosion falls within a very narrow band. A boiler explosion on the other hand is a different monster, which requires only the failure of the pressure relief valve on the exploding boiler. Once the boiler tank ruptures, the water will flash boil with predictable consistency and devastation. (and if it's a gas heated boiler, it's immediately coupled with a gas line rupture, causing the initial explosion to be a fiery one).

    Given the size of the houses in that neighborhood, I would imagine they have relatively large water heaters, which could make for quite an explosion.
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    Oh damn there's been two fatalities and they think one of them was a second grade teacher: http://www.indystar.com/article/2012...napolis%20News.

    The blast completely leveled their house and any identifying material.
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    I like gas ovens more than electric. It sucks dick when you can't cook anything when the power goes out. With a gas stove you just turn on the burner, light a match, and your good to go.

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    Question Insurance fraud Gone very wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sayl View Post
    The idiocy in that thread is really painful.
    It seems that there are some very strange things here, the home at the center, the people were conveniently not at home for the weekend, the cat was placed in a shelter, they are/were in deep financial trouble, the bodies of the people next door were found buried in debris in their basement, the boom could be heard from 15 miles away, homes at the end of the block were blown 3 feet off their foundations, people reported strange lighting in the sky before the blast, and the smell of sulfur after, the gas mains checked out fine, no explosive residue, the debris field show broken branches pointing up, and there is the lack of furniture in the field. Beside the strange things, the only logical explanation that I can come up with, is insurance fraud gone very wrong, they did too good of a job filling the home with gas to collect the insurance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles8888 View Post
    It seems that there are some very strange things here, the home at the center, the people were conveniently not at home for the weekend, the cat was placed in a shelter, they are/were in deep financial trouble, the bodies of the people next door were found buried in debris in their basement, the boom could be heard from 15 miles away, homes at the end of the block were blown 3 feet off their foundations, people reported strange lighting in the sky before the blast, and the smell of sulfur after, the gas mains checked out fine, no explosive residue, the debris field show broken branches pointing up, and there is the lack of furniture in the field. Beside the strange things, the only logical explanation that I can come up with, is insurance fraud gone very wrong, they did too good of a job filling the home with gas to collect the insurance.
    the cops are investigating it as a homicide now, so i imagine your scenario is running through a lot of people's minds now. kind of wondering if the owners are going to do a disappearing act soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by smelltheglove View Post
    the cops are investigating it as a homicide now, so i imagine your scenario is running through a lot of people's minds now. kind of wondering if the owners are going to do a disappearing act soon
    I was thinking this since day one. Who boards a cat for a weekend? You put out a bowl of food and a bowl of water and you are good to go with cats since they poop in a box. Who travels when there are local casinos? Great to find out they were indeed way behind on their mortgage payments (yet were at a casino gambling, yay for responsible homeowners). The motive is there, all the circumstances fit down to them boarding their family pet. Its a shame people got killed and it caused millions and millions in damage they won't be responsible for if they are found guilty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by conscript View Post
    I was thinking this since day one. Who boards a cat for a weekend? You put out a bowl of food and a bowl of water and you are good to go with cats since they poop in a box. Who travels when there are local casinos? Great to find out they were indeed way behind on their mortgage payments (yet were at a casino gambling, yay for responsible homeowners). The motive is there, all the circumstances fit down to them boarding their family pet. Its a shame people got killed and it caused millions and millions in damage they won't be responsible for if they are found guilty.
    yeah, i see a discovery channel show in the making on this one. id like to think that it was in fact just bad luck, but it really is looking like shenanigans. i dont see a good ending to this one

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    Apparently, the police are opening a homicide investigation into the explosion. There's reason to believe it wasn't accidental.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20412453
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reeve View Post
    Apparently, the police are opening a homicide investigation into the explosion. There's reason to believe it wasn't accidental.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20412453
    Well if it was intentional I hope they get put away for a long long time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles8888 View Post
    It seems that there are some very strange things here...
    Sure, and there's a criminal investigation underway. I stand by my earlier statement though regarding the ATS thread -- anyone who thinks a solar flare or geomagnetic storm can cause a house to explode just makes me weep for the state of science education.

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    You guys in this thread need to get a grip with all the crazy theories, everyone and their gran could tell that man-bear-pig is behind this.

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    I almost want to say that the jokes in this thread are in bad taste. Then again I've had my share of amusement at the deaths of strangers, so I don't want to look like a hypocrite.

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    They were terrorist working on a mini bomb, they Broke one cable and it blew up. That's probably what happened.

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