Massive explosion in Beirut

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knowlesjam

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While conventional, that easily hits the 1 kiloton range...maybe slightly higher. For information purposes, the Hiroshima bomb was at 15 kilotons.
 

20eyes

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Fireworks? That's the best they could come up with? Did they ask my 12 year old to come up with a cover story on the spot for this?
We only get Lebanese fireworks during the 4th. Great stuff. Obviously.
 

BCClone

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"Hey Charlie, what the hell is this back here in the dark behind these gas cans?"

"Hold on, got my lighter..."

I would give you the laugh, but it feels wrong giving that incase someone was killed or severely injured.
 

Buster28

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Was listening to a news report on the way back from lunch on XM and they said the explosion could be heard from Cyprus, an island nation 140 miles away. The smoke column could be seen from Damascus, Syria, over 50 miles away.
 

StClone

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Remember the TNT shred explosion in Des Moines back in the 80's much smaller but they heard that in Webster City.
 

isufbcurt

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I guarantee my dad is furiously searching online to get a hold of some of these as we speak.
Come to Curt's Fireworks Stand home of the original Lebanese fireworks. We are the only stand in American that sells them.