Damaged Power Line Causes Sidewalk Explosion, Tries To Barbecue Man On Ladder

April 18, 2018

This is some street security camera (Big Brother) footage from Amsterdam of a damaged underground powerline (allegedly hit by a nearby worker), causing the sidewalk to explode in a fireball and trying to torch a man standing precariously on a ladder. Thankfully, the man only needed to be treated for minor burns. Although as someone pointed out -- it looks like the man on the ladder was actually being targeted by the fire. Obviously, I'll make some inquiries at Mutant Headquarters to find out if there are any rogue mutants in Amsterdam with fire and/or earth elemental powers. I'll report back with my findings. "Well?" Turns out there's no such thing as Mutant Headquarters.

Keep going for the video.

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  • MrJimmyCleaver .

    If this happen in a tabletop setting, that dude would of rolled a damn good save and simply shrug off the ashes on his shoulders before walking off. The guy is either lucky or a miracle.

  • TheQiwiMan

    Someone wanted that ladder dude dead.

  • Titty McNipplefondler

    underground powerline worker: These safety regulations that we have to follow are fucking stu--- KABOOM

  • Nicholas Conrad

    And *that's* why you don't 👏 legalize 👏 weed 👏 folks; checkmate, hippies!

  • shashi

    it's not legal, never has been

  • Nicholas Conrad

    I had NO IDEA 'legal weed truther' was even a thing!

    "The man just wants you to THINK the 1913 controlled substances act criminalized it, but it was illegal the WHOLE time, dude!"

    "Stanley Kubrick FAKED the Netherlands on a soundstage man, and all the SHEEPLE just bought it. Haven't you ever noticed flags waving in the breeze there? explain THAT!"

  • Jenness

    I'm amazed he only had minor injuries. That looks like a hell of a blast to walk away from.

  • Irina Abramovich

    It's amazing that he didn't burn up into a crisp to look like a piece of charcoal before jumping off the ladder... He could be used in art classes across the country UNLESS you tell me that's not how charcoal is made. He'll probably cherish Jenness' comment about being a survivor the most in life after today UNLESS you say you were only joking??

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  • GeneralDisorder

    You misspelled H4XXX0R.

  • Munihausen

    Kinda like waiting for your iPhone's swollen battery to do the same on your desk, in your pants, or your toddler's hands while watching Daniel Tiger. Went into an Apple store for the first time ever to get a replacement and not only was the wait an hour, the next "appointment" was a week out. Steve Fckng Jobs.

  • The_Wretched

    Damn socialized phone sales. If we had decent capitalistic ones, you'd have gotten service the same day!

  • GeneralDisorder

    I used to follow an RC hobbyist subreddit. There was a thread where someone asked the safest thing to do with swollen Li-Po batteries (usually the little foil bag type).

    The most upvoted options were to either put the battery in a bucket of sand and cover it or drop the battery in a bucket of saltwater.

    The sand is a fire retardant and is not a bad idea.

    The salt water cools the battery and conducts electricity so it'll cool and deplete the battery in a slow and safe manner.

    If'n you drop your iPhone into a saltwater bucket you might not be covered under warranty... Maybe.

  • Mark

    I would say that the person on the sidewalk was being targeted by the blast and not the guy on the ladder.
    You can see the chairs moving and bricks buckling up as the person walks past. I'm surprised they didn't stop and look down.

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  • Closet Nerd

    Is "Damanged" WORSE than "Damaged"?
    .... asking for a Grammar Nazi

  • Geekologie

    far, far worse -- you saw the result

  • The_Wretched

    I hate it when I get ontsnapped on de dood.

  • Bling Nye


  • The_Wretched

    Nether-land fire blasted from hell.

  • Bling Nye

    "Damaged power line," ... "portal to hell," ...po-tay-to, po-tah-to.

    I wonder how many demons escaped.

  • Draco Basileus

    Just Balrog.

  • Big Dog on Krampus

    but which one!?

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