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13th Dec '16 1:19:45 PM triscion
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* Bizarrely there was a real-life case of this in Ohio, 2001. Known as the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CSX_8888_incident CSX 8888 Incident]] or the "Crazy Eights" Incident, a train pulling a few cars loaded with hazardous chemicals got loose thanks to a careless mistake and went barreling down the tracks for a 66 mile trip. Thankfully, the drama never got up to Hollywood levels; the train maintained an easy pace through the trip, never hitting more than 45mph, giving the local Emergency Services time to clear the route. They eventually stopped it by hooking another locomotive onto the back, used that to slow it down so an engineer could jump on and hit the breaks. The event went on to inspire the movie {{Film/Unstoppable}}, mentioned above.

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* Bizarrely there was a real-life case of this in Ohio, 2001. Known as the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CSX_8888_incident CSX 8888 Incident]] or the "Crazy Eights" Incident, a train pulling a few cars loaded with hazardous chemicals got loose thanks to a careless mistake and went barreling down the tracks for a 66 mile trip. Thankfully, while scary as hell, the drama never got up to Hollywood levels; the train maintained an easy pace through the trip, never hitting more than 45mph, giving the local Emergency Services time to clear the route. They eventually stopped it by hooking another locomotive onto the back, used that to slow it down so an engineer could jump on and hit the breaks. The event went on to inspire the movie {{Film/Unstoppable}}, mentioned above.
13th Dec '16 1:11:27 PM triscion
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* Bizarrely there was a real-life case of this in Ohio, 2001. Known as the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CSX_8888_incident CSX 8888 Incident]] or the "Crazy Eights" Incident, a train pulling a few cars loaded with hazardous chemicals got loose thanks to a careless mistake and went barreling down the tracks. Thankfully, the drama never got up to Hollywood levels; the train maintained an easy pace through the trip, never hitting more than 45mph, giving the local Emergency Services time to clear the route. They eventually stopped it by hooking another locomotive onto the back, used that to slow it down so an engineer could jump on and hit the breaks. The event went on to inspire the movie {{Film/Unstoppable}}, mentioned above.

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* Bizarrely there was a real-life case of this in Ohio, 2001. Known as the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CSX_8888_incident CSX 8888 Incident]] or the "Crazy Eights" Incident, a train pulling a few cars loaded with hazardous chemicals got loose thanks to a careless mistake and went barreling down the tracks.tracks for a 66 mile trip. Thankfully, the drama never got up to Hollywood levels; the train maintained an easy pace through the trip, never hitting more than 45mph, giving the local Emergency Services time to clear the route. They eventually stopped it by hooking another locomotive onto the back, used that to slow it down so an engineer could jump on and hit the breaks. The event went on to inspire the movie {{Film/Unstoppable}}, mentioned above.
13th Dec '16 12:49:22 PM triscion
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* Bizarrely there was a real-life case of this in Ohio, 2001. Known as the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CSX_8888_incident CSX 8888 Incident]] or the "Crazy Eights" Incident, a train pulling a few cars loaded with hazardous chemicals got loose thanks to a careless mistake and went barreling down the tracks. Thankfully, the drama never got up to Hollywood levels; the train maintained an easy pace through the trip, never hitting more than 45mph, giving the local Emergency Services time to clear the route. They eventually stopped it by hooking another locomotive onto the back, used that to slow it down so an engineer could jump on and hit the breaks. The event went on to inspire the movie {{Unstoppable}}, mentioned above.

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* Bizarrely there was a real-life case of this in Ohio, 2001. Known as the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CSX_8888_incident CSX 8888 Incident]] or the "Crazy Eights" Incident, a train pulling a few cars loaded with hazardous chemicals got loose thanks to a careless mistake and went barreling down the tracks. Thankfully, the drama never got up to Hollywood levels; the train maintained an easy pace through the trip, never hitting more than 45mph, giving the local Emergency Services time to clear the route. They eventually stopped it by hooking another locomotive onto the back, used that to slow it down so an engineer could jump on and hit the breaks. The event went on to inspire the movie {{Unstoppable}}, {{Film/Unstoppable}}, mentioned above.
13th Dec '16 12:48:43 PM triscion
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* Bizarrely there was a real-life case of this in Ohio, 2001. Known as the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CSX_8888_incident CSX 8888 Incident]] or the "Crazy Eights" Incident, a train pulling a few cars loaded with hazardous chemicals got loose thanks to a careless mistake and went barreling down the tracks. Thankfully, the drama never got up to Hollywood levels; the train maintained an easy pace through the trip, never hitting more than 45mph, giving the local Emergency Services time to clear the route. They eventually stopped it by hooking another locomotive onto the back, used that to slow it down so an engineer could jump on and hit the breaks. The event went on to inspire the movie "Film/Unstoppable'', mentioned above.

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* Bizarrely there was a real-life case of this in Ohio, 2001. Known as the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CSX_8888_incident CSX 8888 Incident]] or the "Crazy Eights" Incident, a train pulling a few cars loaded with hazardous chemicals got loose thanks to a careless mistake and went barreling down the tracks. Thankfully, the drama never got up to Hollywood levels; the train maintained an easy pace through the trip, never hitting more than 45mph, giving the local Emergency Services time to clear the route. They eventually stopped it by hooking another locomotive onto the back, used that to slow it down so an engineer could jump on and hit the breaks. The event went on to inspire the movie "Film/Unstoppable'', {{Unstoppable}}, mentioned above.
13th Dec '16 12:37:12 PM triscion
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* Bizarrely there was actually a real-life case of this in Ohio, 2001. Known as the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CSX_8888_incident CSX 8888 Incident]] or the "Crazy Eights" Incident, a train pulling a few cars loaded with hazardous chemicals got loose thanks to a careless mistake and went barreling down the tracks. The event went on to inspire the movie "Film/Unstoppable'', mentioned above.

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* Bizarrely there was actually a real-life case of this in Ohio, 2001. Known as the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CSX_8888_incident CSX 8888 Incident]] or the "Crazy Eights" Incident, a train pulling a few cars loaded with hazardous chemicals got loose thanks to a careless mistake and went barreling down the tracks. Thankfully, the drama never got up to Hollywood levels; the train maintained an easy pace through the trip, never hitting more than 45mph, giving the local Emergency Services time to clear the route. They eventually stopped it by hooking another locomotive onto the back, used that to slow it down so an engineer could jump on and hit the breaks. The event went on to inspire the movie "Film/Unstoppable'', mentioned above.
13th Dec '16 11:07:32 AM triscion
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* Bizarrely there was actually a real-life case of this in Ohio, 2001. Known as the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CSX_8888_incident CSX 8888 Incident]] or the "Crazy Eights" Incident, a train pulling a few cars loaded with hazardous chemicals got loose thanks to a careless mistake and went barreling down the tracks. The event went on to inspire the movie "Film/Unstoppable'', mentioned above.
13th Dec '16 10:18:50 AM triscion
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** [[HandWave Possibly because it was the only thing that they had on base (Base Camp also doubled as military camp), and they were crunched for time.]]
10th Nov '16 8:35:18 PM TempestKnight
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* ''VideoGame/CrashBandicoot2CortexStrikesBack'' introduced the infamous Nitro crate which became a staple of [[Franchise/CrashBandicoot the series]]. [[HairTriggerExplosive Simply touching this crate is enough to cause it to explode]] (and presumably [[TheManyDeathsOfYou lose the poor bandicoot a life]]).
10th Nov '16 8:33:53 PM TempestKnight
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* ''VideoGame/CrashBandicoot2CortexStrikesBack'' introduced the infamous Nitro crate which became a staple of [[Franchise/CrashBandicoot the series]]. [[HairTriggerExplosive Simply touching this crate is enough to cause it to explode]] (and presumably [[TheManyDeathsOfYou lose the poor bandicoot a life]]).
24th Oct '16 11:22:02 AM tbszgr
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* Name-dropped in the song NitroExpress by [=Red Simpson=], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bl22S1CqvWg here]] sung by [=Junior Brown=].

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* Name-dropped Has a TitleDrop in the song NitroExpress by [=Red Simpson=], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bl22S1CqvWg here]] sung by [=Junior Brown=].
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