Saturday, September 5, 2015

Oh, the humanity!

A tragedy occurred last week in Kentucky.

A Jim Beam warehouse in Kentucky was struck by lightning releasing 800,000 gallons of bourbon into a nearby lake. Then, the lake was hit by a 'firenado' setting the inflammable liquid alight.

The firenado was caused when a bolt of lighting hit the ground setting a fire which was in the path of a tornado, which sucked up the flames, creating a terrifying spiralling inferno.

. . .

Despite being the victims of a lightning strike, Jim Beam are facing damages of $70,000 for polluting the nearby creek which led to major fish kills.

There's more at the link.

If you can bear to watch it, here's the video of the 'firenado'.

Bourbon lovers may be excused as they wipe the tears from their eyes . . .  On the other hand, I bet any fish pulled out of that lake after the accident were already internally marinaded!



Anonymous said...

So where is this lake? I feel a sudden urge to swim laps! :-D

Bob said...


So now they are getting fined for an act of God?

Old NFO said...

Oh... THAT left a mark... ON the pocketbook!

Anonymous said...

When I saw that on Moe Lane, he said it was years back.

Doc Rampage said...

Tragedy? Oh, come on, it's not like it was single-malt Scotch. Glenfiddich would be a tragedy. 800k gallons of Jim Beam is more like a distant relative's 70-year-old husband dies. It's a shame. It really is. But let's not blow it out of proportion. :)

Anonymous said...

Is this where I make a rye comment, Peater?


Anonymous said...

The word "Inflammable" always gets me.

Combustible burns
Incombustible doesn't burn
Flammable burns
Inflammable burns

Some days I really feel for non-native speakers.

anonymous said...

Alcohol burns with a near invisible blue flame. That looks like a gasoline fire.