“Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem.”
What a waste of future Kellogg's Bran Flakes.
potato starch is also flammable. in fact most flours are. my brother the ex green beret told me how they made explosives out of them.
Sugar dust is also very flammable. I saw the aftermath of the Dixie Cristal explosion, just as good as dynamite.
I wonder how the person holding the camera fared?
FAE - fuel air explosion also known as thermobaric explosion. Nasty stuff.
We had the Robin Hood flour mill located on the Mississippi River in Davenport Iowa go up back in May of '75.It was right across the river from the Rock Island Arsenal so there was a bit of confusion about what actually went up for awhile.
It is fascinating that some idiot stood there and filmed this for posterity.
The audio has somebody yelling "get out of there Grandpa" right before it blows heh-heh.Yeah, I work around this stuff. Reinforced concrete ain't got a chance if the fuel-air-ignition source triangle is right. Google up "grain dust explosion Haysville Kansas" for really impressive pics. Plenty other locations too. But somebody mentioned sugar and Imperial Sugar. It's probably worse than grain dust. Google up Western Sugar Scottsbluff Nebraska for another example.
Every year there's at least one grain silo explosion in the Midwest.