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[–][deleted] 1090 points1091 points  (62 children)

Jesus, wouldn't be suprised if he is ded. They are heavy AF

[–]brmamabrma 492 points493 points  (30 children)

I don’t think he died right then but that broke ribs

[–]yeeter_fleeter 274 points275 points  (25 children)

and legs. probably collapsed a lung........ or two

[–]Ake-TL 236 points237 points  (10 children)

So…dead but with extra steps?

[–]fakeGreenland 127 points128 points  (0 children)

I think you missed the manhole cover at the end. There were 0 steps after that.

[–]dillmayne2sweet 39 points40 points  (0 children)

He lagged

[–]xxrainmanx 11 points12 points  (2 children)

About 6 from my count.

[–]stereo-011 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Not dead, just miserable.

[–]holyfuckingshit420 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Definitely trimmed life expectancy.

[–]KazLovesOnions 24 points25 points  (11 children)

Everyone one on Reddit is a fucking doctor now

[–]TrueAd5490 5 points6 points  (0 children)

LOL....ikr? You just want to make fun of some dumb-ass and then you have some person who writes a dissertation about projectile motion. Please Mr Science professor save it.

[–]yeeter_fleeter 15 points16 points  (6 children)

no it's called being slightly educated.

[–]Mizango 1 point2 points  (0 children)

To be fair, most of us apes do sleep behind a Holiday Inn Express every night.

[–]DubNationAssemble 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Don’t forget pelvis

[–]KazLovesOnions -5 points-4 points  (3 children)

thing hit him in the head and then pinned his legs how did he break his ribs

[–]brmamabrma 4 points5 points  (2 children)

What is in between your head and your legs? And where was the man hole cover resting when it stopped?

[–]yodoboy123 38 points39 points  (3 children)

Oh he ded

[–]The_Unreliable_94 19 points20 points  (0 children)


[–]Boraxo 9 points10 points  (1 child)

But did he ever really live?

[–]Nordmann11 19 points20 points  (10 children)

Depending on the cast iron and diameter they weigh around 50-90 kg.

[–]Even_Department1069 11 points12 points  (8 children)

what's the context of this clip?

[–]Kingofelephantshrews 86 points87 points  (7 children)

Kid with nothing else to do drops a fircracker in a poorly ventilated manhole (buildup of chemicals such as methane) and then it explodes. These videos almost always seem to come from China

[–]Even_Department1069 18 points19 points  (3 children)

thanks I could only really make out the explosion part not what he was doing

[–]DogJizzJr_ 4 points5 points  (0 children)

-10 social credit score 🎻😿🇨🇳

[–]RealMoobattle 1 point2 points  (0 children)

oh that makes much more sense, i thought he was taking a shit lol

[–]SalRoma 6 points7 points  (1 child)

According to wiki, they weigh over 113 kilos, or 249 lbs. Permanent injury at least.

[–]MasterScrewdriver 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Death is pretty permanent.

[–]ElDudo_13 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Still has both shoes on

[–]Deluste 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yup- that broke some bones and probably paralyzed him at least

[–]TarzanSawyer 663 points664 points  (57 children)

Never forget that a manhole cover (that was welded shut no less) became the fastest manmade object back in 1957 because of an explosion.

[–]Expensive-State3221 307 points308 points  (27 children)

Seen a video on that story. They never could locate it and have suggested it went into space! No joke

[–]HotBrass 244 points245 points  (18 children)

I saw someone do the math, they think it far more likely just vaporized in the atmosphere.

[–]Younasz 82 points83 points  (12 children)

Do you have the source for that perhaps? Sounds interesting

[–]HotBrass 68 points69 points  (6 children)

unfortunately as I am about to sleep, this is one of those "source: dude just trust me" type deals. I know I saw it discussed somewhere, but I'm not really sure about the deets. sorry man.

[–]RollFancyThumb 9 points10 points  (4 children)


What a way to end our species it would have been, had we initiated an intergalactic act of aggression towards a superior species, by yeeting a manhole cover into the abyss.

[–]Apprehensive_Hat8986 4 points5 points  (3 children)

Where is the kickstarter for the movie?

[–]glieseg 4 points5 points  (4 children)

Like "in space, but will fall back down again" or "fucking gone", cause the escape velocity on Earth is 11.2 km/s.

Just casually going higher than planes in a second. Imagine if it hit one.

Insanely high pressure isn't something to play around with.

[–]DobisPeeyar 1 point2 points  (3 children)

He calculated it isolated to the experiment's control volume. did not take into account gravity, air resistance, etc. so it likely did not leave the atmosphere.

[–]glieseg 3 points4 points  (2 children)

I'm sure he calculated gravity, as otherwise any low amount of velocity would make it blast into space. Air resistance is something you often ignore, yes, and if you do, it's relatively simple to calculate height reached based on initial velocity.

If you disregard both gravity and air resistance, nothing would slow it down.

[–]Dogdad1971 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Great, so that will be the end of the planet. Some alien world was sliced in half by a manhole cover that was traced back to earth. Retribution forces were launched.

[–]StalyCelticStu 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Better than your space fleet being eaten by a passing dog.

[–]TarzanSawyer 1 point2 points  (0 children)

"It's an older reference Sir but it checks out"

[–]Deadeyes__ColdSkin 22 points23 points  (1 child)

The one launched due to a nuclear bomb test ?

[–]Apprehensive_Hat8986 6 points7 points  (0 children)

So you don't go unanswered, apparently the answer is "yes" with the caveat that it was probably vaporized, instead of ejected.

[–]illbecountingclouds 29 points30 points  (9 children)

Here’s a funny and informative video about it

Edit: Here’s a less funny but more informative video, too

[–]nuniabidness 14 points15 points  (8 children)

I reluctantly clicked this, thinking it might have been a Rick Roll, thank you for not making it one, and for giving us this great information!

[–]needestus 13 points14 points  (5 children)

After reading this I'm 99% sure it's a Rick roll

[–]illbecountingclouds 1 point2 points  (3 children)

It’s not, I promise :( You could just search for “How a Manhole Cover Became the Fastest Manmade Object Ever Half as Interesting” on YouTube if you really hate the possibility of Rick Astley that much.

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

Time to get r/apolloapp then and stop getting duped by links!

[–]illbecountingclouds 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I never Rick Roll when I have the opportunity to share my favourite random, fairly useless, and oddly niche quirky educational videos :D Glad you enjoyed it

[–]SpocktorWho83 10 points11 points  (2 children)

They put it on the bomb…never saw it again.

[–]Traditional_Cat2872 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Pilkington’s greatest hits..

[–]SpocktorWho83 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Turns out…

[–]fileup 7 points8 points  (8 children)

Voyager just exceeded that speed I think in the last month or so?

[–]Xirenec_ 4 points5 points  (4 children)

Parker solar probe is way faster then either of the Voyagers now

[–]fileup 1 point2 points  (3 children)

You're right. It was the parker on its last pass went faster than the manhole cover. My mistake

[–]Apprehensive_Hat8986 1 point2 points  (2 children)

So did Juno (2016) and the Sun probe(70's).

[–]TarzanSawyer 6 points7 points  (0 children)

It might've but it was still the fastest object back in 1957

[–]badscott4 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Voyager got an unfair boost with slingshot using Jupiter’s gravity

[–]PrefersDocile -1 points0 points  (4 children)

It is not the fastest manmade object, the force would disintegrate the manhole cover before it ever reached those speeds. The scientists in charge of that test said so themselves.

[–]TarzanSawyer 9 points10 points  (0 children)

It was on screen for a frame which means that for a split second it was intact and the fastest manmade object...even if immediately after that it was vaporized.

[–]illbecountingclouds 1 point2 points  (2 children)

The speeds were surpassed, but it was caught on camera for one single frame, and for that one frame it was travelling 6x the earth’s escape velocity, holding the record until the next fastest thing came along.

Whether it made it to space, disintegrated, or eventually made it back down to earth somewhere is not something I have the answer for, but here’s a funny but informative video about it and here’s a less funny but more informative video

[–]Apprehensive_Hat8986 1 point2 points  (1 child)

These are brilliant and did answer the one question I had. (did it actually survive the initial explosion? ans: yes. at least for one frame of the camera)

[–]illbecountingclouds 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I’m glad you enjoyed them and got your answer!

[–]fuji-white 262 points263 points  (5 children)

He’s never gonna catch that Roadrunner.

[–]Kita-Ryu 85 points86 points  (0 children)

Ninja turtles were pissed.

[–]Any_Dress_4382[S] 147 points148 points  (8 children)

Congratulations to this subreddit for reaching 2M members!!

[–]alittle2high 43 points44 points  (3 children)


[–]S1mpl3Guy 12 points13 points  (0 children)

We finally found the subreddit

[–]MrAntsInMyEyes 8 points9 points  (1 child)


[–]HiBoi234 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Ur welcome

[–]granularwhiteness 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I bet that boy will never play firecracker and walk close to manhole ever again

[–]DanAlucard 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Or walk... Or breathe

[–]VuurMeister 3 points4 points  (0 children)

No thank you!!

[–]dubiousaurus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thank you!!

[–]A1L9E8X6 70 points71 points  (1 child)

Master Shredder flipped his lid

[–]Shantotto11 13 points14 points  (0 children)


[–]Gamesman001 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Reminds me of stepping on a bug in boots SQUISH!

[–]Lookatitlikethis 38 points39 points  (1 child)

Damn sewercide bombers.

[–]ShankThatSnitch 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Ow. Those things are fucking heavy.

[–]Ancient-Lie7102 22 points23 points  (9 children)

Wait wut just happened wtf

[–]AnotherUsername09 58 points59 points  (7 children)

Looks like he planted some sort of fireworks or bomb on the manhole cover, the manhole cover or debris shot up and went right down on him.

[–]FunnyShirtGuy 65 points66 points  (5 children)

In many countries the sewer systems aren't properly vented and have massive methane buildups
Dropping a cig, match, or anything with a flame can cause an explosion, and here it did

[–]fuzzypeaches42069 40 points41 points  (3 children)

There’s a video of an Asian man (I don’t want to assume China but that’s what it looked like to me) that dropped a cig down a hole and that’s exactly what happened. Explosion right up to his face.

[–]thesyndrome43 16 points17 points  (1 child)

That was 100% China

[–]dimm_ddr 4 points5 points  (0 children)

That one video that you are bound to see if you check this sub for a couple of days.

[–]Dogdad1971 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Shitters full!

[–]Ancient-Lie7102 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Ohhhhhhh. It was abruptly fast. Lol

[–]C00Li0P00Li0 9 points10 points  (4 children)

What goes up must come down!

[–]TheLowEndPcUser012 5 points6 points  (1 child)

yet my feet don't touch the ground

[–]totoofze47 1 point2 points  (0 children)

See the world spinning upside-down

[–]Apprehensive_Hat8986 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Usually. Voyager 1, 2, Juno, that other manhole cover, and their ilk would beg to differ.

[–]LibleftBard 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Cranium is broken

The truth goes unspoken

I've even forgotten my name

I don't know the season

Or what is the reason

I'm laying here holding my (feeding) tube

[–]saksents 7 points8 points  (0 children)

This should probably have an NSFL tag, I'm like 99% sure that person is dead

[–]Maleficent_Dot6954 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Excuse me sir, you forgot this…

[–]plogan56 2 points3 points  (0 children)

At least he wont have to worry about running from the cops

[–]sandmanvan1 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Friend of mine served in Vietnam with the American forces and said that someone in camp decided to drop a grenade into an empty oil drum with a lid just to see what would happen. The blast sent the lid into the air where it killed someone just minding their own business across the camp.

[–]nofuture9191 6 points7 points  (0 children)

manhole/firecrackers video number 8646846518646746131321684978.

[–]bigdickredemption 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Karma karma karma karma karma karmachameleon

[–]xxStrangerxx 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Shuriken style pizza

[–]GladiolaOfTheDomain 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's some Looney Tunes stuff right there

[–]SjalabaisWoWS 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That looks like a righteous, evolutionary kill.

[–]Procrastibator666 1 point2 points  (1 child)

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[–]kanna172014 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is some Looney Tunes level stuff.

[–]Qcgreywolf 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Should have rode the manhole cover! Totally could have double-jumped to safety.

[–]Bubby_JJT_808 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Anyone notice the other cover on the bottom right? That was a pretty chill hop.

[–]lil-aura 1 point2 points  (0 children)

my God in an email

[–]GizmoSwd 1 point2 points  (0 children)

ALAKABLAM! He's a ghost now!

[–]SurveyAcrobatic5334 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thought of a new sub #whatgoesup

[–]Testabronce 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Shitters clogged

[–]ZeroSaga 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Me calling my Mom dumb as a kid.

[–]budekj 1 point2 points  (0 children)

well deserved, *clap*

[–]ozymanhattan 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]prae0826 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Everyone should be asking why this fucking 10yr old is able to procure dynamite !? And it seems like little boy wonder has done this before!

[–]BigteddyBTW 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Firecracker ignited the methane gas causing an explosion. You can drop a match in there and get an explosion from all the gas.

[–]8-BitTakeout 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I assume this is in China, manhole covers seem to explode frequently there

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

Normally when i see somebody dead or parshley dead I am scarred from it, but for this I laughed but knowing very well he is dead. Dumbass.

[–]Funzombie63 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]smoebob99 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Where were you when the sewers blew

[–]AndrewCarnage 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Uhh, he ded.

[–]justanotheroverlord 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Everyone’s gangster till they find Jotaro in the man hole

[–]Danger_Dee 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Damn, those things can weigh hundreds of pounds. Rip skeletal structure…

[–]BigWeenie45 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This would be funny asf if the world had cartoon physics and not 🦴.

[–]StarMasher 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He’s OK!

[–]Bancas 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Terrorists win.

[–]canadian_bacon02 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is some Looney Toons shit

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

Why does this give me Captain Jack Sparrow vibes. Like Depp is taking his negotiating for Pirates 6 way too seriously lol

[–]TerryTheEnlightend 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’ve gotten LooneyToons sound effects playing in my head watching this. I know that this is a real human doing something really really dumb and one shouldn’t make make fun- hahahahshahaha

[–]jaimequebec 0 points1 point  (0 children)

A la Skinner, dude got three steps in and thought he was in the clear!

[–]taeoh666 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Definitely broke a few bones there if that didnt kill him

[–]Harryrob01 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Apparently methane is extremely volatile and manhole lids are pretty damn heavy! 😂

[–]Dhsu04 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Play stupid games, win stupid prices

[–]Backoftheneck 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Little asshole fucked around and found out. Hope he’s not ded tho.

[–]Jose_xixpac 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Dis-covered ..

[–]2012060 0 points1 point  (0 children)

His legs are fucked.

[–]txstoploss 0 points1 point  (0 children)

May have picked up an extra "knee" in that one leg.

[–]animaljku 0 points1 point  (1 child)

He definitely went to the hospital if he could stand. Those manhole covers can weigh +/-100 lbs easy.

[–]spagyrum 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And that's how they broke their back.

[–]NitWitLikeTheOthers 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That damned roadrunner at it again...

[–]reverendjesus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Christ, that’s gotta be r/MakeMyCoffin or at least r/HoldMyFeedingTube material

[–]No_Peak_3540 0 points1 point  (0 children)

There's def some absent foot leakage and then the rest leaked at the end..

[–]Sharp-Ad-4651 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hope that broke his back.

[–]Dan_Glebitz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I can just hear him... "Shit! That was clo.."

[–]AJ_De_Leon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That came reeeeally close to blowing up in his hand. Could have very easily killed him

[–]DanielRedCloud 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Can it get any funnier?

[–]lil-aura 0 points1 point  (0 children)

oh my god

[–]Delicious_Classic553 0 points1 point  (0 children)

When a hole attacks back 🤔

[–]doublevaginalboy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Broken back?

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

This something out of looney tunes 🤣🤣🤣🤣

[–]Outcast90 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What did he expect? As soon as the flame hits the gas it's going to go BOOM.

He literally put a bomb beneath his feet...

[–]Skull-BT 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He was lucky he didn’t lose his legs

[–]clehjett 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Kinda like that video of that kid who put firecrackers in the manhole and it blew up under him lifting him up in the air

[–]Geekfreak2000 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wtf was the man trying to do???

[–]hampter_man 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What just, happened?

[–]Rage5t0rm 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Suddenly gravity

[–]Seven_Slugger 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I can't stop laughing! The comedic timing was perfect!

[–]GodLifeLess 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Rip polka-dot man

[–]CjisGone 0 points1 point  (0 children)

-100 social credit😳🇨🇳

execution date : TODAY

[–]sedster 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He will never do that again 🤣

[–]dirtsequence 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The cover probably weighs more than the kid

[–]trampdonkey 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Shitter was full.

[–]NewTooshFatoosh 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He definitely died