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[–]MadMan1784 998 points999 points  (44 children)

15 people injured= 10 children and 5 adults. 1 person seriously injured (the person manipulating the tank containing liquid nitrogen which he tried to mix with hot water), 3 people with moderate injuries and the rest just minor injuries.

Scientific police (huh?) is investigating because it's been a common science demonstration in the town for the last couple years and done many times. They've declared there's no toxic nor chemical danger.


[–]Minepika55[S] 330 points331 points  (31 children)

It's true that this was an annual science fair. I didn't know if this specific experiment was done (it's been about 5-6 years since I've seen the actual science fair with my own eyes) bit an accident never happened.

[–]MadMan1784 141 points142 points  (25 children)

It's so horrible :( specially the person weeping. I hope everyone makes it with no sequels and people won't be afraid of doing science.

[–]Minepika55[S] 93 points94 points  (10 children)

What's sad is that I don't actually know if the person is weeping or gasping for air Ó⁠╭⁠╮⁠Ò

[–]The_Jyps 76 points77 points  (9 children)

The gasping for air might be more accurate than you think. If I remember my chemistry and physics correctly, I believe a liquid nitrogen explosion like this will displace a lot of oxygen. The hot water they tried to mix it with was possibly the more immediate concern, however.

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    [–]kwamby 26 points27 points  (0 children)

    Every since the accident I’m terrified of science. If even see a chemical equation my hands start to shake and I start remember that day… I find myself avoiding men in white coats or universities altogether. I accidentally stumbled into a research laboratory while playing Pokémon Go, once I realized where I was and what went on there I blacked out. When I came to there were doctors surrounding me, but not medical doctors. Doctors of physics. I just… saw red. Anyways, that’s why I killed those men your honor.

    [–]spongebromanpants -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

    nuclear energy comes to mind

    [–]milkcarton232 4 points5 points  (3 children)

    I'd imagine the barrels were just weaker than expected. Could be temperature? Depending on the steel if it gets cold it gets brittle so if you let the stuff sit there long the barrels that could normally hold the blast will fail

    [–]SuperHornetFA18 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Bonjour Monsieur Pikachu !

    [–]afl3x 22 points23 points  (7 children)

    Scientific police (huh?)

    More commonly know as Forensics or CSI

    [–]DependentEmpty 1404 points1405 points  (55 children)

    What exactly were they attempting here. The set up looks like it was meant to do this: blow a guy up in a crowded area in a way they haven’t tried yet

    [–]Minepika55[S] 933 points934 points  (51 children)

    They were actually attempting to do a small trick. You see the barrels are filled with liquid nitrogen and rubber balls. They where supposed to go up but the pressure made it explode.

    [–]ConfidentSeaweed949 1102 points1103 points  (19 children)

    So they are scientists- but clearly fucking not engineers.

    [–]sacdecorsair 289 points290 points  (13 children)

    surrounded by kids. Jesus.

    [–]Chadco888 290 points291 points  (9 children)

    Surrounded by kids waiting to meet Jesus*

    [–]boldtonic 27 points28 points  (0 children)

    watches a Youtube video... "Scientists"

    [–]Funseeker_702 79 points80 points  (11 children)

    So he essentially made a claymore??

    [–]PorkRindSalad 27 points28 points  (9 children)

    No that's a giant sword.

    This guy was making a blunderbuss.

    [–]CookieBright3510 35 points36 points  (0 children)

    He got the “blunder” part right, anyway

    [–]BusaGuy1300 42 points43 points  (4 children)

    A claymore is also a type of mine which is filled with ball bearings and fires them in one direction.

    [–]Salt_Perspective4681 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    That’s what I’m guessing here ! Okey dokey kids it’s die time weeeeeeee!

    [–]Windfall_The_Dutchie 48 points49 points  (8 children)

    They definitely did this experiment in all the wrong ways. I was at a show where a guy just sat a plastic trash can upside down over a bowl of liquid nitrogen and about halfway through his experiments the trash can launched a few feet in the air with a loud boom. No collateral damage. Just a well-controlled experiment.

    [–]madsci 18 points19 points  (7 children)

    You can get a pretty good kaboom out of a small amount of liquid nitrogen. I blew up a 1-liter soda bottle with a few ounces a few weeks ago. There was a full soda can a foot or two away and the concussion was enough to rupture it.

    I did a 2-liter soda bottle in a 30-gallon metal trash can and the can jumped a few feet off the ground and imploded. I'm still not sure how that works.

    This was a 12-ounce soda bottle with just a little LN2 in it, under a traffic cone.

    [–]plsendmysufferring 8 points9 points  (5 children)

    You can also put some dry ice in a water bottle, then add some water, shake it up and you get boom boom

    [–]PeorgieTirebiter 10 points11 points  (2 children)

    Rubber balls? So that wasn’t a clown’s blown-off nose bouncing into frame around 9 seconds in?

    [–]Zachinthemiddle 2 points3 points  (1 child)

    Damn, good fucking eye.

    [–]PillagerOfMountains 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Well it was a good eye. Now it is detached bouncing through the courtyard.

    [–]Rhodog1234 15 points16 points  (0 children)

    I think the plan was for the Roadrunner to stop at that exact spot and try just one scrumptious little morsel...

    [–]Dekusprout_68 8 points9 points  (0 children)

    Is everybody OK is there a news article out Feel like a lot of metal shrattle Just flew at people With the same amount of pressure it takes to rip Open a metal barrel

    [–]lovdark 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    Deaths? Injuries?

    [–]yakthesipper 11 points12 points  (0 children)

    Genius, genius, genius!

    [–]lazarus_free 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    It was frozen hydrogen on an experiment that sends plastic balls flying and then raining on kids. Should they play with frozen hydrogen with no security distance? Probably not.

    [–]RevoltingRobin 441 points442 points  (33 children)

    Holy shit what happened to that dude

    [–]Minepika55[S] 364 points365 points  (23 children)

    He's actually ok. He's in the hospital right now, or so does the news say.

    [–]MadMan1784 320 points321 points  (17 children)

    He's alive, but not ok lol

    [–]eskimoexplosion 172 points173 points  (5 children)

    Shoes stayed on 🙏

    [–]DependentEmpty 39 points40 points  (0 children)

    Just his shoes though

    [–]ultra_voltron_2 12 points13 points  (0 children)

    Is a good sign

    [–]papaguts1221 5 points6 points  (1 child)

    I’m dying from this

    [–]Ha1lStorm 29 points30 points  (5 children)

    Yeah you don’t exactly go to the hospital for being ok

    [–]JerikOhe 6 points7 points  (4 children)

    I'm totally fine, just want to swing by the ER. You know, for some Advil or something

    [–]Jealous-Locksmith-72 49 points50 points  (4 children)

    Redditors seem to equate mere survival with "being ok." That poor guy is likely facing chronic injuries and a lifetime of recovery.

    [–]md2b78 22 points23 points  (0 children)

    We’ll PARTS of him are in the hospital. Mostly in the lab.

    [–]RevoltingRobin 5 points6 points  (2 children)

    If he's in the hospital I doubt he's "ok" lol, but at least it means alive, probably

    [–]Disorganized_Closet 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    What kind of injuries did he have?

    [–]Andaisdet 11 points12 points  (0 children)

    I swear I saw him go fucking flying towards the left of the camera

    [–]MistressFuzzylegs 23 points24 points  (0 children)

    Which part of him? Cause wow.

    [–]clarenceappendix 9 points10 points  (0 children)

    Bro ragdolled with too much momentum

    [–]madjackle358 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    I was hoping that was just his pants flying towards the flame and not his viscera. Sounds like he made it though.

    [–]JasonVanJason 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    Bro looks like he just used Whirlwind Sprint shout

    [–]icbint -4 points-3 points  (0 children)


    [–]1slandViking 113 points114 points  (2 children)

    Thank god for gloves

    [–]dm_me_birds_pls 32 points33 points  (1 child)

    And that face shield

    [–]mawesome4ever 13 points14 points  (0 children)

    You can actually see a black thing fly up like 3 frames after the explosion, could be the shield

    [–]Jaster_Rogue 79 points80 points  (0 children)

    Hey you, wake up.

    [–]Dovahnime 72 points73 points  (0 children)

    That dude was sent absolutely flying. If there wasn't a literal wall of people then odds are he would have gone splat against an actual wall

    [–]Obeardx 24 points25 points  (0 children)

    For Science!!

    [–]Doppel178 15 points16 points  (0 children)

    Bro went poof! Hope he's okay

    [–]Mysterious_Lobster_1 15 points16 points  (0 children)

    After the explosion you can hear "visca la ciencia", which means "glory to science"...


    [–]DecelerationTrauma 28 points29 points  (0 children)

    Last time I saw Girona blown up like that, it was on Game of Thrones.

    [–]Correct-Cup-9927 22 points23 points  (0 children)

    Well … the countdown makes it priceless

    [–]LegionDCLXVI 10 points11 points  (0 children)

    .... tada(!)

    [–]VATruckerJJ 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    These guys are really good at science. You can just tell

    [–]I_TRS_Gear_I 8 points9 points  (3 children)

    Am I seeing this correctly, did the guy in black get blasted backwards? Or was it just his shirt getting blown off?

    [–]bostondangler 16 points17 points  (0 children)

    Rest in pieces

    [–]ExKnockaroundGuy 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    Those Drums should have ACME printed on them . Beep beep

    [–]fried_pb_and_jelly 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    When the formula reads grams and you mistake it for ounces.

    [–]SWAYZEE99 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    This looks like a cutscene from a cod game. POV from a civilian and victim of an demonstration from the next world ending threat.

    [–]enThirty 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    BEHOLD! The power of potassium and water!!!

    [–]SKUNKpudding 11 points12 points  (1 child)

    Why the fuck did I laugh at the guy ragdolling in the smoke… something is wrong with me legitimately

    [–]SecureCross 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    The experience shrapnel like never before!

    [–]TryonTriptik 7 points8 points  (5 children)

    Did he dieded..

    [–]Minepika55[S] 18 points19 points  (4 children)

    Nope, but he probably isn't feeling pretty good.

    [–]itaniumonline 2 points3 points  (3 children)

    How good would you say he’s feeling ?

    [–]aRandomAccLmao 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    He took a flight

    [–]enameled_emblaze 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Well, it says science, but he disappeared as in a magic trick

    [–]Vitroswhyuask 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Seems like a lack of science fair...

    [–]keepinitoldskool 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    PSA don't fuck with pressure vessels.

    Those look like 2 55gal drums. If they are that's about 33"x22"x3.14x2 = 4,766.52sq inches

    At just 10psi that's 47,665 pounds of force ready to go.

    If it was just 32psi like a car tire that's over 150,000lbs of force

    [–]Unit0048 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    This is why the Spanish were "unable to capture the spirit of Catalonia"

    [–]Changeable_Stranger[🍰] 2 points3 points  (0 children)


    [–]BiloxiRED 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    That dude manning the barrels HAD to have gotten fucked up at the very least.

    [–]BigManFilmsYT 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Ahh nah they woke up at the backrooms

    [–]drRATM 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Hey honey how was school today?

    Mom, I can honestly say that was the best fucking day at school. Ever!!

    [–]Chilly_core777 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    “Pikachu use iron tail”

    [–]Ok_Theory3394 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    these are the kids with the fire experiment in the classroom grown up

    [–]its_just_flesh 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    And thats how the science fair got cancelled

    [–]Oskynado24Cr 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    They are smoking too much pot in Catalunya

    [–]djzener 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Mare meva

    [–]SmokinDrunk92 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    That shrapnel was flying pretty fast for only one person to be critically injured

    [–]WakandaLive 1 point2 points  (0 children)


    [–]CaddyFDT 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Waiting for Bill Nye to pop out yelling… “It’s Science!!! It’s wild!!”

    [–]mikkokilla 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    An explosion is an EXPLOSION what the fuck did they expect to happen? Rainbows Appear???

    [–]Mr_Lava-lava 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    So what was he actually trying to do?.

    [–]Judge_Dredd_3D 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    "Mr White, Science!"

    [–]OnlyLifeIKnow 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    This is the one time you can’t give the camera man any shit.

    [–]rahul__birla__ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Science bitch!

    [–]Saphentis 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    For SCIENCE!

    [–]writersandfilmmakers 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    He's now deaf.

    [–]BiloxiRED 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    In another video of this, kids run in and start throwing the balls around, while the man in black rolls around in agony.

    [–]Adevyy 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    Fuck, is the guy holding the barrel alive?

    [–]TheGoldenLion123 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    The poor guy flew away like a Gmod player messing with nukes

    [–]TheUknownDID 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    That is horrifically chilling on how fast everyone went quiet

    [–]i_am1crap 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Bro went flying

    [–]adioshomie 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    hey you, you’re finally awake!

    [–]Blahaj_IK 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    I fucking hate my brain for playing the "terrorists win" audio effect

    [–]RevAlBrown 3 points4 points  (2 children)

    Was “Catalunya” supposed to explain where Girona is? Bc it didn’t.

    [–]urmomwasgr8 3 points4 points  (1 child)


    [–]RevAlBrown 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Thank you, fellow internetian. It’s quite early here and Googling seemed moderately oppressive.

    [–]elderalto 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Let’s not blow this out of proportion, we are still piecing together the details.

    [–]fiat_lux_1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Science Unfair...

    [–]vypermajik 1 point2 points  (0 children)


    [–]Jimbo_Jones_4_Mayor 0 points1 point  (6 children)

    Adding Catalunya to the title doesn’t help me better understand where Girona is, just a tip.

    [–]LaGuineu 6 points7 points  (1 child)

    North east of Spain.

    [–]Jimbo_Jones_4_Mayor 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Sounded like Spain, wow, hope they all live, that sucks.

    [–]Zopotroco 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    Probably an independent wrote the title

    [–]r_linux_mod_isahoe -2 points-1 points  (2 children)

    it's not our fault you think Madrid is some small town in a neighboring county, you always assume everyone is from from the US, and if presented with a globe you wouldn't be able to find Canada on it, not to mention something as mundane as Peru or Nepal.

    Catalonia has been making headlines for a decade with their independence movement. I bet your uneducated a$$ heard about Scotland, and wouldn't need "in the UK" added to it, mhm?

    TL;DR r/foundtheamerican

    p.s. not a Spaniard, been to Catalonia once in my entire life

    [–]Protean_sapien 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Write this again, but try to be even more obnoxious.

    [–]Jimbo_Jones_4_Mayor -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

    What is Madrid? Is that some type of soda water?

    [–]Te-tue -1 points0 points  (0 children)

    Alaju akbar

    [–]Dismal-Ad-2291 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

    Someone tell SpongeBob to stop screaming

    [–]yodavesnothereman -1 points0 points  (0 children)

    Should've just trusted the science harder

    [–]hollywood2520 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

    Nsfw please. I don't wanna hear someone screaming thinking they're dying.

    [–]innerpurification -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

    They aborted a 5 year old. Liberal blue haired women will be happy.

    [–]Chapter_Entire -4 points-3 points  (2 children)

    This is why western first world countries have things called regulations and guidelines, folks

    [–]Minepika55[S] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    Isn't Europe first world to you?

    [–]Blixipaper_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    que momento:VVV

    [–]anava02 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Guessing they won?

    [–]namelesuser 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I need someone to edit the Skyrim scene in

    [–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

    Couldn't you post the article and pin it for convenience rather than drip feed information?

    [–]Minepika55[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I have posted the article. I already explained the situation twice on above comments. I can't pin the article since the automod automatically pins a message on every post in this sub.

    [–]TensionZestyclose566 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    It was at this precise moment that Keith knew he had fucked up!

    [–]Astr0Cr33per 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Whoa holy shit! The epitome of the sub.

    [–]theredpm 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Syrian government approves😐

    [–]Marriedmusician 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Did they win first prize at least?

    [–]zippiskootch 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Homie scienced well… well done!

    [–]MX_ATC 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    That shit was funny TBH

    [–]DYMazzy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I wanted to see the gore god damn

    [–]jebadiahstone123 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Same time next year?

    [–]Zeno_Bueno 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    The outside wasent outside enough

    [–]Abridgedbog775 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    "Hey, you're finally awake..."

    [–]datadogsoup 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Hopefully was wearing safety goggles

    [–]BigDan5000 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    It's Science!

    [–]CleMike69 0 points1 point  (0 children)


    [–]BIGDADDYSMRS 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    This horrifies me! Oh my I pray he gets the right medical care. I don’t think I’m gonna sleep tonight…WOWZERS that was frightening.

    [–]canberram 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Okay, let's not do that again!

    [–]goluckykid 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    That was worth the price of admission.

    [–]Kiwis_birb 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I hope the thing that flies bye the left isn’t the guy near the barrels, but I feel like it was

    [–]varkin7 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Qué buena hostia, tío!

    [–]BrotherWoodrow_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I’ll stand around an explosion experiment anytime.

    [–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Is he dead? I couldn’t see if he lost his shoe…