History Main / OutruntheFireball

18th Apr '17 9:45:08 PM FordPrefect
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** When the Twin Towers collapsed, they created a giant dust cloud that flowed through Manhattan. As these clouds roiled down streets, many people misinterpreted them as expanding explosions. There were many home movies of people ducking into buildings to avoid the advancing dust cloud, thinking they had outrun an explosion. Given the respiratory problems people who breathed in the dust have been suffering that was probably a good thing.
** At Ground Zero itself many people were forced to flee for their lives to escape the collapsing buildings. Shown in the documentary ''[[Film/NineEleven 9/11]]''.

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** When the Twin Towers collapsed, they created a giant dust cloud that flowed through Manhattan. As these clouds roiled down streets, many people misinterpreted them as expanding explosions. There were many home movies of people ducking into buildings to avoid the advancing dust cloud, thinking they had outrun an explosion. Given the respiratory problems people who breathed in the dust have been suffering suffering, that was probably a good thing.
** At Ground Zero itself itself, many people were forced to flee for their lives to escape the collapsing buildings. Shown in the documentary ''[[Film/NineEleven 9/11]]''.



* A photograph exists of a pyroclastic cloud tumbling down Mount Unzen in Japan. On the road in front of the cloud is a fire engine, in front of THAT is a single man running for his life. You can see the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cvjwt9nnwXY the video here]]. The pyroclastic cloud never actually reaches the place where the man was. However, it unfortunately kills a group of people who film volcanoes who were in the valley itself where the cloud was being channelled down. If it had reached the place where that man was he probably wouldn't be alive today.

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* A photograph exists of a pyroclastic cloud tumbling down Mount Unzen in Japan. On the road in front of the cloud is a fire engine, in front of THAT is a single man running for his life. You can see the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cvjwt9nnwXY the video here]]. The pyroclastic cloud never actually reaches the place where the man was. However, it unfortunately kills a group of people who film volcanoes who were in the valley itself where the cloud was being channelled down. If it had reached the place where that man was was, he probably wouldn't be alive today.
30th Jan '17 4:18:49 AM Morgenthaler
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For when a character doesn't outrun the fireball and [[UnflinchingWalk walks calmly out of and away from the fire anyway]], see OutOfTheInferno. See also ConvectionSchmonvection. For when a character gets a head-start on the fireball, see DontAskJustRun. In RealLife, the accepted reaction to an approaching fireball is to either jump down a deep hole and pull it in after you, or bend over and kiss your posterior goodbye. See also BombDisposal when this is done intentionally.

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If this is performed by jumping into a body of water, see DiveUnderTheExplosion. For when a character doesn't outrun the fireball and [[UnflinchingWalk walks calmly out of and away from the fire anyway]], see OutOfTheInferno. See also ConvectionSchmonvection. For when a character gets a head-start on the fireball, see DontAskJustRun. In RealLife, the accepted reaction to an approaching fireball is to either jump down a deep hole and pull it in after you, or bend over and kiss your posterior goodbye. See also BombDisposal when this is done intentionally.
11th Jan '17 4:45:03 AM Saveelich
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** ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' had an extended "outrun the fireball" scene as Wedge and Lando's crew blew up the Death Star core and had to escape the resulting blast; Wedge at least had plenty of a head start. A TIE Intercepter fails to do so and is destroyed. The Millennium Falcon is also partially engulfed by the explosion, leading to an OutOfTheInferno moment and giving the visual impression of the Falcon being shot out of the Death Star like a bullet.

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** ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' had an extended "outrun the fireball" scene as Wedge and Lando's crew blew up the Death Star II's core and had to escape the resulting blast; Wedge at least had plenty of a head start. A TIE Intercepter fails to do so and is destroyed. The Millennium Falcon is also partially engulfed by the explosion, leading to an OutOfTheInferno moment and giving the visual impression of the Falcon being shot out of the Death Star like a bullet.
29th Dec '16 10:58:25 AM ZombieAladdin
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* A non-fiery variant is used in ''Manga/OnePiece'': As Luffy frees a bunch of inmates from the Impel Down prison, its warden Magellan, as a last resort, floods the prison with his poisonous sludge, forcing Luffy and his new allies to flee as quickly as they can and get out of the prison before Magellan's sludge kills them all.
11th Dec '16 7:21:13 PM SirPellucidar
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** Of course, [[SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale the narration in that scene]] stated he was running at just under the speed of light.
9th Dec '16 9:26:06 PM iroanxi
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* In ''FanFic/ThisBites'', Cross does this when leaping off the Bridge of Hesitation.
6th Dec '16 5:19:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/MissionImpossible''

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* ''Film/MissionImpossible'' ''Film/MissionImpossibleFilmSeries''
17th Aug '16 1:14:10 PM Lyner
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* At the end of ''Film/DantesPeak'', Harry and the family are outrunning a pyroclastic flow, which moves at 120 miles an hour in real life and would be impossible to escape. To be fair, they only escape by driving into an underground mine. Given that the volcano was something like five miles away, that gave them two and a half minutes to drive to cover.

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* At the end of ''Film/DantesPeak'', Harry and the family are outrunning a pyroclastic flow, which moves at 120 miles an hour in real life and would be impossible to escape. To be fair, they only escape by driving into an underground mine. Given that the volcano was something like five miles away, that gave them two and a half minutes to drive to cover. And they weren't outrunning it: examination of the scene shows the flow consistently gaining on them until they're about to "lose" the race when they reach the mine.
17th Jul '16 5:17:18 PM jackattack
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* This is possible but mostly with high incendiary and low kinetic reactions that may just be borderline explosive. Napalm, thermite, and gasoline explosions come to mind. Rapidly expanding pyroclastic flows can be outrun IF you're in a plane or race car.

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* This is possible but mostly with high incendiary and low kinetic reactions that may just be borderline explosive. Napalm, thermite, and gasoline explosions come to mind. Rapidly expanding pyroclastic flows can be outrun IF you're in a plane vehicle, or race car.if you are far enough away that you can reach cover or get out of the flow's range before the flow catches up to you.
14th Jul '16 6:23:45 PM Hjortron18
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* ''Film/{{Kopps}}'': After [[ItMakesSenseInContext the police officers set fire to the wurst stand]] they remember that several gas cans are stored there. They begin to run away in SlowMotion, Benny leaps himself on the ground while the others keep running, the others hide behind the petrol car and Benny leaps himself over the hood and they wait for the bang, covering their ears. First, nothing happens, but a few seconds later the stand explodes with a huge fireball.

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* ''Film/{{Kopps}}'': After [[ItMakesSenseInContext the police officers set fire to the wurst stand]] they remember that several gas cans are stored there. They begin to run away in SlowMotion, Benny leaps himself on the ground while the others keep running, the others hide behind the petrol car and Benny leaps himself over the hood and they wait for the bang, covering their ears. [[DelayedExplosion First, nothing happens, but a few seconds later the stand explodes with a huge fireball.]]
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