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occams_pyramid
3rd Nov, 2009 09:55 (UTC)
That video seems to have got all over the net. According to this version http://englishrussia.com/?p=5773 that was $250,000 worth of vodka that fell on him.
were_gopher
4th Nov, 2009 09:49 (UTC)
It's on Gizmodo and BoingBoing. It'll be everywhere by now.
lapswood
3rd Nov, 2009 19:22 (UTC)
OMG. That is so amazing! Please provide the URL as I wish to bookmark it on my channel.
lapswood
4th Nov, 2009 15:03 (UTC)
Cheers! Just showed to some work colleages on my iPhone. Hails of laughter!
pbristow
3rd Nov, 2009 23:18 (UTC)
Hmmm... What exactly does he "crash" into?

At 00:35, the truck has not made impact with anything. A few frames later, the corner of the truck has just disappeared out of sight behind the shelving, and the shelving has *already started to collapse*.

It's either a fake (the collapse was triggered by the truck crossing an agreed (or physically rigged) trigger-line/point), or an amazing coincidence (the truck happened to veer off course just as the shelving was about to start collapsing), or a case of someone leaving a really large, solid object in a really stupid place (just out of sight of the camera) *plus* an equally stupid truck driver ramming into it, not realising/caring that it was there or that it would knock out the bottom layer of support of the all that shelving. Which should have been securely enough constructed not to collapse like that even if part of the bottom layer *was* knocked out.

And as for the opposing set of shelving then collapsing just as thoroughly, just because a few boxes of stuff bounce off it from across the aisle? Please... =:o\

I've been present in stockroom disasters. They just *aren't* that neatly devastating. They're an absolute bugger to pick through later, yes... But that's because of the risk of a misjudged, unbalanaced human move *causing* destruction that didn't get a chance to happen in the original collapse, due the relatively balanced effect of random forces during a natural collapse.


were_gopher
4th Nov, 2009 09:48 (UTC)
It looks to me like he hits the corner support strut which is just visible if you blow it up to full screen. This seems to take out an arch which is possibly why the whole left side goes down. Why the rest goes is another question, probably shoddy construction.
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