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Thursday, July 11, 2019

A suspected gas explosion destroyed a KFC restaurant in North Carolina early, Thursday morning. There were no injuries. A manager told police he and others smelled gas as he was closing the restaurant in Eden, just south of the Virginia border, CNN affiliate WGHP reported. The manager called the gas company and tried to shut off the nozzle before the explosion. "We've actually searched the building and no one is inside the building which is great," said Eden Police Chief Greg Light told WGHP.

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... There were no injuries. ...

Good.

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-07-11 07:22 PM | Reply

'That's a shame.'

-Popeye's employees down the block.

#2 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2019-07-11 07:24 PM | Reply


@#2 ... 'That's a shame.'

-Popeye's employees down the block. ...

In your mind, would those employees be thinking the same thing if there were injuries or deaths as a result of this explosion?

#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-07-11 07:37 PM | Reply

Glad to hear that appropriate, responsible action was taken at the first sign of a situation gone awry

#4 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2019-07-11 09:12 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Wow I have never seen such a pile of debris from an explosion! The building is gone.

#5 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2019-07-11 10:42 PM | Reply

"And it happened on the Orange Monster's watch." - Zed

#6 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-07-12 04:06 AM | Reply

#5 | Posted by redlightrobot

construction assumes all pressure/stress/loads will be exerted from the outside i.e. snow loads and wind..when you fill it full of gas and then it explodes, it sorta' deconstructs the house from the inside.
and because it's gas it fills every inch of space so you get real explosion efficiency

#7 | Posted by ABlock at 2019-07-12 07:59 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

If you want to collect on insurance, a gas leak is a perfect way to collect. No, the building does not need to "fill", it only needs to get to a combustible level. Methane is heavier than air. Put a lit candle up high on the top of a shelf and let the gas leak do the rest. If no one smelled gas before the explosion, I would expect this to be the case.

#8 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-07-12 09:38 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

How explosive is natural gas? 50 square feet of a methane air mix is equivalent to two sticks of TNT.

#9 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-07-12 09:40 AM | Reply

There's security video of the explosion.

#10 | Posted by rcade at 2019-07-12 11:27 AM | Reply

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yea, That was done with a hand held camera. Note that the camera has far too much movement to be mounted. Security camera are always put up high, never at eye level. Now it looks obvious this was deliberate, Unless you can find someone with a reason to be taping a closed restaurant exactly when it exploded.

#11 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-07-12 11:58 AM | Reply

The shaky camera movement is because the camera is filming a playback of the security video. You can see the monitor edges.

#12 | Posted by rcade at 2019-07-12 12:42 PM | Reply

50 square feet of a methane air mix is equivalent to two sticks of TNT.
#9 | Posted by docnjo

D you mean SF or CF?

#13 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-07-12 12:43 PM | Reply

Re#12

He had to use his smart phone to record it Probably because he couldn't figure out how to copy or play the actual file.

Been there, done that. Did not get a t-shirt.

#14 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-07-12 02:08 PM | Reply

Oh. The other kind of gas explosion. But, hey, I click on articles hoping for the weirdest.

#15 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-07-12 02:13 PM | Reply

#11 | Posted by docnjo

Yeah but can do it twice before the insurance to get extremely suspicious. Twice is a coincidence. Three times is a conspiracy. That's an actual motto.

#16 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-07-12 02:20 PM | Reply

Gas is the reason earthquakes are so dangerous.

No one ever heard of a massive solar disaster.

#17 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-07-12 02:47 PM | Reply

That doesn't stop right-wingers from trying to sell one.
All the petroleum that's used in the manufacture of solar panels? Disaster!
The fact that 2 in 3 barrels of oil gets burned for fuel, and maybe 1 in 100,000 gets used to make solar panels? Not a disaster.

#18 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-12 02:59 PM | Reply

#17 | Posted by SpeakSoftly Yes I have heard of a solar panel disaster. A Panel generally produces 440 volts and is then stepped down to 110, which is why they require more wiring and components than just the panels. Yea, those transformers can get hot and they can start a fire. No activity is without risk.

#19 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-07-12 03:35 PM | Reply

#17 | Posted by SpeakSoftly Yes I have heard of a solar panel disaster. A Panel generally produces 440 volts and is then stepped down to 110, which is why they require more wiring and components than just the panels. Yea, those transformers can get hot and they can start a fire. No activity is without risk.

#19 | Posted by docnjo

And what is the death toll for people resulting from a fossil fuel caused fire compared to the death toll of people resulting from a solar wiring fire?

10000:1 maybe?

#20 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-07-12 03:52 PM | Reply

What I want to know is whether the explosion smelled like chicken.

#21 | Posted by rcade at 2019-07-12 04:17 PM | Reply

It rained original and extra crispy (with sides) all over the neighborhood.

#22 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-07-12 04:20 PM | Reply

Methane is heavier than air. Put a lit candle up high on the top of a shelf and let the gas leak do the rest. If no one smelled gas before the explosion, I would expect this to be the case.

#8 | Posted by docnjo

No you don't have a clue. Methane is lighter than air.Propane is heavier than air.Completely different requirements for piping and venting.

#23 | Posted by Scotty at 2019-07-12 05:20 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Note to self:

Don't order the extra crispy.

#24 | Posted by TrueBlue at 2019-07-12 08:29 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Wonder if the Benedict Donald demanded we fly the flags at half staff.

#25 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-07-12 08:47 PM | Reply

I think the whole thing is stupid. They smelt gas and called it in but they didn't stay there and open the doors and vent the gas out. Oh and shut off the gas at the meter would help too. What Dummkopfs.

#26 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2019-07-12 08:54 PM | Reply

#13 | Posted by Sniper, probity SF, I am only familiar with C4 and commercial Tri-nitro toluene which is 40% TNT and filler.

#27 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-07-12 09:33 PM | Reply

This is yet another reason to dine out at Lee's Famous Recipe over KFC.

#28 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-07-12 09:36 PM | Reply

#23 | Posted by Scotty I will not avoid a challenge to your complete ignorance. Hydrocarbons are heavier than the surrounding air. That is why hot water heaters usually ignite gas leeks.

#29 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-07-12 09:43 PM | Reply

Natural gas, on the other hand, is lighter than air. The relative density when compared to air is 0.63. Consequently, natural gas will always rise when there is a leak

#30 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2019-07-12 09:46 PM | Reply

Image result for propane heavier than air or lighterwww.elgas.com.au
The relative density of propane gas when compared to air is 1.56. Propane gas is, therefore, heavier than air. ... Natural gas, on the other hand, is lighter than air.

#31 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2019-07-12 09:47 PM | Reply

Natural gas or Methane is also lighter than air, not because it contains helium, which most of it does not, but because it is just less dense than air. It can be used to fill balloons, but it suffers from the same flammability and explosion hazard as hydrogen.

#32 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2019-07-12 09:49 PM | Reply

#32 | Posted by LauraMohr, The natural gas here is 97% methane, and is heavier than the surrounding air. Y'all are full of crap.

#33 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-07-12 10:00 PM | Reply

well tell you what geniuses, fill a balloon with what is in your gas jets and see if it floats.

#34 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-07-12 10:04 PM | Reply

#32 | Posted by LauraMohr, The natural gas here is 97% methane, and is heavier than the surrounding air. Y'all are full of crap.

Posted by docnjo at 2019-07-12 10:00 PM | Reply

With your head firmly planted up your fanny. It's probably heavier than the surrounding air.

#35 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2019-07-12 10:04 PM | Reply

#35 | Posted by LauraMohr Did anyone have the nerve to try filling a balloon with what is coming out of your gas jet? Didn't think so. This is easy, and you already know the result lying scum.

#36 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-07-12 10:37 PM | Reply

#35 | Posted by LauraMohr Did anyone have the nerve to try filling a balloon with what is coming out of your gas jet? Didn't think so. This is easy, and you already know the result lying scum.

Posted by docnjo at 2019-07-12 10:37 PM | Reply

Sorry I don't play with balloons. That's for kids sweetie.

#37 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2019-07-12 11:05 PM | Reply

#37 | Posted by LauraMohr, you already know the results of that little experiment, don't you. Use some of the many condoms you have in your nest. they work also.

#38 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-07-12 11:16 PM | Reply

DOCNJO is now trying to confuse the issue by comparing density of methane in a closed volume under pressure to the open air at atmospheric pressure.Your wrong accept it and move on.

#39 | Posted by Scotty at 2019-07-13 12:11 AM | Reply

Docno is wrong about everything and refuses to accept it. Calls others liars. Hilarious.

#40 | Posted by bored at 2019-07-13 12:31 AM | Reply

The sad (but hil-larious) is that in their hands, MAGAts have smartphones powerful enough to teach them things without having to go to college. BUT they still get it wrong. And it's not because their retarded or mongoloid; they are WILLFULLY stupid. They insist tho show the world at large they are stupid.

#41 | Posted by Goose_Boils at 2019-07-13 08:00 AM | Reply

What I want to know is whether the explosion smelled like chicken.

#21 | POSTED BY RCADE AT 2019-07-12 04:17 PM | FLAG:

All I want to know is if Boaz is ok.

#42 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2019-07-13 02:05 PM | Reply

Do you know how hard it is to make a solar panel? One week cooking at unholy temperature and unearthly pressure. Not cheap. That's why it's three times more expensive than coal.

But that's changing. Look at oleds, and there are other concepts, some of which seem obvious.

#43 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-07-13 03:06 PM | Reply

Just a PSA. Don't fill a balloon with flammable gas. It can rub on your clothes (among other things) and build up a static charge and spark, setting the thing off.

#44 | Posted by Jay at 2019-07-13 06:27 PM | Reply

#37 | Posted by LauraMohr, you already know the results of that little experiment, don't you. Use some of the many condoms you have in your nest. they work also.

#38 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-07-12 11:16 PM | Reply

Sorry I am not sexually active. No need for condoms.

#45 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2019-07-13 09:57 PM | Reply

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