Friday, January 21, 2011

Video: How to Blow Up a Lake

12 comments:

Cederq said...

Forgive this ignorant, short time reader of Warning Signs, what was the reason for blowing up a lake?

Alan Caruba said...

@Cederq: Why we run blowing-up-lake videos all the time here! Just kidding! :-)

I assume the lake was released from the grip of ice to facilitate the flow of water to/from a river feeding it.

This may have occurred in Norway, but I am not sure. Looked like a fjord to me.

sdkar said...

I would love to read the backstory on what happened. Is there a place to check it out?

Cederq said...

Mr. Caruba,
It did look cool anyway, what I was trying to figure out is why the lake surface cotinued to role and boil after the detonation.
I enjoy your commentaries and insight, I check you with along Sipsey Street, WRSA, Survival Blog
First thing in the morning and trough out the day.

Alan Caruba said...

@sdkar. I am curious, too, but I simply found the video on a favorite blog of mine and imported it to mine.

I have no idea when and where in occurred. For me, it was a reminder of how powerful nature is.

Alan Caruba said...

@Cederq: You demonstrate excellent judgment! :-)

I am delighted you are a regular visitor and reader.

Ronbo said...

Clearly, some people have too much time on their hands...And too much explosives at hand.

What's next?

Blow up the local Mall?

Alan Caruba said...

Cool your jets, Ronbo. This was clearly a well thought out, planned and necessary job to clear the lake of ice.

Ronbo said...

Sorry...I was only joking.

I should have :-) after my remark.

I'm sure there is a very good reason for blowing up an inoffensive lake.

Petur said...

i dont know why they do this but they speak Norwegian for sure
this was pritty impressive ;)

croeiii said...

Here's a link to the YouTube video with an explanation of what was going on and why they blew it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_euz6B9Jko

Guy in Ohio said...

I too, was fascinated by the repercussions, which is what I assume they were. Resonant shock waves in the water perhaps? That must have been VERY deep water for them to be at such a slow frequency ...