Foamy Gas Station

Submitted by: Hydrolysate 8 years ago Funny
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Warning: Don"t every hit the ""fire alarm"" button at the gas station unless there"s an actual fire.
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Male 102
lol the people disintegrated
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Male 1,404
NAF_S_III is no longer used. This is most likely PYRO-CHEM ABC Multi-Purpose. The fire protection system at this station was most likely an older configuration with a fire pull station next to the pump. The "shut off" or "emergency stop" will not set off the fire protection system. Halon 1211 is an awesome fire suppression chemical but, to many people don`t know how to use it.
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Male 98
i want your foamy foam all over my body
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Female 198
They would probably have flour in their lungs, not shards. Shards is a word usually used in reference to shards of glass or pottery. Particles of flour or even bits of flour may have gotten into their lungs, but not shards.
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Male 988
YAAY!

Hey, if I had the chance to press a button that does that, i bloody would.

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Male 31
i just thought of the line "Something in the mist!!!!"
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Female 2
I used to work at a gas station and one day it got so hot that our fire suppression system malfunctioned and went off, just like this. GREATEST THING EVER. It`s much better when you see it in person. LOL
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Male 48
Another day, another ambulance call... (I`ve seen this, the owner of the gas station was pissed.)
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Male 276
omilol
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Female 40
Whoa,
Thats so awesome!
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Male 5,094
Yaay! Snow!

...that can`t be healthy.

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Female 1,572
*giggles*....woooww
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Male 125
Remember guys: Don`t Every Hit.
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Male 244
there`s no hyphen in that word, and there`s also no silica dust for them to get the (probably fictional if I recall correctly) disease
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Male 612
hope they didn`t get pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcano-coniosis:-/
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Female 263
lmao i would of been horrified if i was there.
i`m a loser.
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Male 2
Actually a halon system when activated releases an engineered gas that interrupts the chemical reaction and stops combustion. There are many different kinds but all are extremely toxic and production has stopped. These systems can still be found in government facilities and other high value locations. A CO2 system when activated will displace the oxygen in a confined area thus stopping combustion.
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Male 1,590
"who pressed the button and where is it located....I`ve never seen one at any gas station I`ve been to, but have never looked for one either..
so how did it get set off????"
The button is usually located on the front of the store near the counter. I`ve never seen one on the island.
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Male 1,254
My favorite fire extinguishing method is good ol` fashioned dynamite. Not much else can stop an oil well fire.
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Male 1,590
I don`t think this is what they mean by
"Free car wash with every 8 gallon purchase."
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Male 625
and the people in the video dont even know how funny that was
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Female 486
Imagine if someone was IN their car, watching the action all across their windows.
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Male 81
I believe Legacy15 is referring to Halon gas. It used to be used in computer rooms & other such confined spaces containing electrical stuff. It would drown out the oxygen so you had to know where to find an exit fast if it went off. Think they banned it some years ago though.
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Male 81
What happened to the guy on the left? Was he vapourised?
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Male 207
I sat here typing and retyping "idiots" trying to not sound so harsh but what else can I say...


Idiots.

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Female 466
who pressed the button and where is it located....I`ve never seen one at any gas station I`ve been to, but have never looked for one either..
so how did it get set off????
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Male 4,547
Lol, I`m just thinking. You`re accosted at a gas station: "Gimme your wallet" "Um... ok... here I`ll just *FIRE BUTTON*"
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Male 31
i can only imagine the mess. that stuff is bad for the electrical systems, and paint of the autos
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Female 45
I`ve never noticed that there was a button to push at a gas station if there was a "real" emergency. Nice to learn about that.
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Male 777
All those other people must have been pissed! I feel sorry for the guy who accidentally (or purposefully) hit that button.
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Female 963
LOL :-D
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Male 9,306
Whoops...I wonder if they gave them free gas for that. XD
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Male 51
"I wonder what this button does....... oh."
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Male 3,296
ull please me if u stop commenting so much
lol

nice vid

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Female 48
LOL! Is that really what happens? This isn`t the `fire alarm` button - it`s `instant winter`.

Congrats on the post, Hydrolysate!

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Male 174
Well, that`s *one* way to put out a fire.

I suppose a couple people with powder in their lungs is way better than a couple dozen people caught in an explosion.

I had always wondered what the fire system in a gas station was like. Thanks ;-)

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Male 6
So did he push it purposely or on accident?
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Male 80
5th
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Male 2
It`s not foam it is a dry chemical extinguishing agent rated for class B and C fires simillar to what you will find in a common house hold fire extinguisher.
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Male 297
too long...
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Female 1,492
that was too long and it would have been funnier with sound.
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Male 615
Lmao! I totally agree with Hydrolysate (grats on getting through). That Bikerteen`s comments are at least 95% "Fail."

Oh, and great clip.

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Male 580
That was...interesting. I`d be laughing to death. Provided I wasn`t killed by poisonous foam.
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Female 662
The other dude didn`t come back. Haha.
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Male 287
I can only describe this in one word...


Mediocre.

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Male 340
^Well I for one consider it an accomplishment to entertain BikerTeen because almost everything is fail in his eyes. I feel all warm and fuzzy inside now that I have done the ~impossible.
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Male 36
lol^
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Male 340
I pleased BikerTeen!!! Do I win an award?
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Male 340
"Surfactants, also known as tensides, are wetting agents that lower the surface tension of a liquid..."

Flour tensides are used in the extinguishers, so I`m guessing that they just put flour in there to lower the surface tension of the liquids in it.

I guess that the flour can be inhaled and accumulate in your lungs, and I sure as hell wouldn`t want flour in my lungs. They wouldn`t have shards in their lungs, they would have flour in their lungs. You were right either way lol.

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Male 2,113
thats the funniest thing i have seen in a long time
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Male 340
Foams are apparently the extinguishing agents used for fuel fires. Wikipedia says that AFFF foam is the most common in portable extinguishers and it contains flour tensides which can accumulate in the human body.

Hmm, you were right - maybe they should have gotten checked out after that unless they just stood there the whole time. I personally would`ve been surprised and gotten the hell out of there pretty fast though.

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Male 908
Hydrolysate
Male, 13-17, Eastern US
106 Posts Friday, March 21, 2008 8:08:37 PM
Tyrizzle, I doubt they would make fire extinguishers with shards of anything in them. Maybe I`m wrong though.

Try taking a breathful of that stuff
You will be knocked the hell out

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Male 396
wow thats pretty funny now im tempted to do that
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Male 340
Tyrizzle, I doubt they would make fire extinguishers with shards of anything in them. Maybe I`m wrong though.
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Male 548
cool
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Male 340
I agree that it`s a little too long for what it was, Legacy15, but who doesn`t like a little bit of suspense?
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Male 908
Ummm
They should probably go get their lungs checked...if it is like a normal fire extinguisher they most likely have tiny shards in their lungs now
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Male 3
It looks like Michigan right now.
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Male 80
5th
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Female 1,516
I wonder if they got out alive. It probably coated their lungs and suffocated them.
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Male 340
Yay I got something submitted! Enjoy people.
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Male 340
Link: Foamy Gas Station [Rate Link] - Warning: Don`t every hit the ``fire alarm`` button at the gas station unless there`s an actual fire.
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