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  • OK, this is freaky, there was a gas house explosion in our area in Wisconsin last Fall, and the guy was also saved by his fridge.    "We credit the refrigerator for his being alive," she said Tuesday. "He had just cooked some lunch and was putting leftovers away and he was leaning into the refrigerator when (the house) blew up."

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  • Obligatory "there was no fourth Indiana Jones movie" post.
  • Just make sure that the fridge is lead lined in case Trump was to fire off some ICBMs.
  • gunga galunga: Obligatory "there was no fourth Indiana Jones movie" post.


    The fourth was not with him.
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  • When she locks herself in, gets projectiled a mile away and emerges without having shattered every bone in her body, let me know.
  • I hear being in a bathtub is also a good way to survive your house being demolished.
  • Sunderland Gas Explosion would make a good band name.
  • Type random string here: I hear being in a bathtub is also a good way to survive your house being demolished.
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    Actually, this is the video I was looking for.
  • gunga galunga: Obligatory "there was no fourth Indiana Jones movie" post.


    No, no, no. . .there was a 4th Indiana Jones film, but there will only ever be 6 Star Wars movies.
  • gunga galunga: Obligatory "there was no fourth Indiana Jones movie" post.


    Only one Highlander.
    Only one The Matrix.
    Etc.
  • I liked it.
  • I've worked in a refrigerator factory for 13 years.  I know how they're made.  I used to be tasked with destroying the irreparable ones.  They may look solid and sturdy but they're just a thin sheet of metal (the expensive ones) filled with flimsy foam.  Many of them, if you brace the left bottom and push hard on the top right they'll collapse and fold over.

    I'm not surprised it helped a *bit* in a gas explosion.  But I laughed so hard when I saw that Crystal Skull nuke scene.
  • Silverstaff: gunga galunga: Obligatory "there was no fourth Indiana Jones movie" post.

    No, no, no. . .there was a 4th Indiana Jones film, but there will only ever be 6 Star Wars movies.


    Do we have one or two more Star Wars movies yet to come then?
  • I find it sad the people can't see the refrigerator scene for what it was:  a bit of whimsey that harked back to the 30s serials Indiana Jones was paying homage to.  It was a delightful idea and one of the high points of the movie.  You have to be pretty dead inside not to like the concept.
  • MasterPython: Silverstaff: gunga galunga: Obligatory "there was no fourth Indiana Jones movie" post.

    No, no, no. . .there was a 4th Indiana Jones film, but there will only ever be 6 Star Wars movies.

    Do we have one or two more Star Wars movies yet to come then?


    Nope.

    As far as I'm concerned, Star Wars ended on April 25, 2014.
  • Well, it kinda makes sense (being saved from a blast, not radiation). Refrigerators, especially older ones, used pretty heavy insulating materials/liners that will take quite a bit of punishment without compromising what's inside of it.

    Another point in indy's favor, however, is from my understanding, lead shielding for radiation itself doesn't need to be super thick to be effective, at least for a short time period, if you factor in the relative size of the blast/yield, prevailing winds, etc.  IIRC, in IJ4, assuming it happened, the blast itself wasn't centered on the mockup town where he was dumped, but rather some distance away with the house leveled by the shockwave. Assuming sufficient distance, plus additional distance due to the blast carrying the fridge off, while I won't say it's realistic, I'll say that under the absolute right set of circumstances, it could be slightly possible that it would work.

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS
    This does not in any way endorse any lead-lined fridge as either an adequate protection against radiation, nor against nuclear blast; do not attempt to survive a nuclear hellstorm by using a fridge as a safety container; your mileage may vary; I am not a lawyer/scientist; Aliens are not real; It was a farking movie get the fark over it.
  •  Refrigerators... not always a good thing.
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  • Crystal Skull was not up to the standards of the earlier films. But I never understood the extreme levels of hate it provoked.

    Hebrew mysticism, Nazi occultism and face-melting angels of YHWH: awesome!

    Ancient Hindu death cults and magical stones that glow with unearthly heat in response to holy prayers: cool

    Christian esotericism and immortality bestowed on a 1000 year old knight  by water he imbibed from the Holy Grail: not as awesome as 1 but still pretty good and probably better than 2.

    Soviet ESP, extraterrestrials and surviving a nuclear bomb test: ITS AN OUTRAGE!!!
  • Not to argue the realism of an Indiana Jones movie, but I doubt we'll see Nazis opening the Ark of the Covenant or a priest yanking a heart out of a human chest anytime soon.
    /I liked Crystal Skull
    //Haters everywhere
  • DubyaHater: Not to argue the realism of an Indiana Jones movie, but I doubt we'll see Nazis opening the Ark of the Covenant or a priest yanking a heart out of a human chest anytime soon.
    /I liked Crystal Skull
    //Haters everywhere


    I thought the fridge scene was quintessential Indy.
  • Silverstaff: gunga galunga: Obligatory "there was no fourth Indiana Jones movie" post.

    No, no, no. . .there was a 4th Indiana Jones film, but there will only ever be 6 Star Wars movies.


    Odd because, as far as I can tell, there have only been 5 so far.

    /3.5-7
  • ChubbyTiger: Silverstaff: gunga galunga: Obligatory "there was no fourth Indiana Jones movie" post.

    No, no, no. . .there was a 4th Indiana Jones film, but there will only ever be 6 Star Wars movies.

    Odd because, as far as I can tell, there have only been 5 so far.

    /3.5-7


    1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. . .and that's all there will ever be.

    There was no 3.5, and sure as hell there wasn't any 7.
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    My sister in law heard that explosion about a mile and a half away. Her dog was terrified. Lucky escape.
  • Kit Fister:
    Another point in indy's favor, however, is from my understanding, lead shielding for radiation itself doesn't need to be super thick to be effective, at least for a short time period, if you factor in the relative size of the blast/yield, prevailing winds, etc.  IIRC, in IJ4, assuming it happened, the blast itself wasn't centered on the mockup town where he was dumped, but rather some distance away with the house leveled by the shockwave. Assuming sufficient distance, plus additional distance due to the blast carrying the fridge off, while I won't say it's realistic, I'll say that under the absolute right set of circumstances, it could be slightly possible that it would work.

    I doubt if it would ever work, radiation wouldn't be the biggest problem, the physical effects of being shaken around the fridge would probably kill him.
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