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"El Bwana"
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Mr. Wile E. Coyote.
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/05/25/501364/main20066036.shtmlz

Compressed air turns trucker into human balloon

WELLINGTON, New Zealand - A New Zealand truck driver said he blew up like a balloon when he fell onto the fitting of a compressed air hose that pierced his buttock and forced air into his body at 100 pounds a square inch.

Steven McCormack was standing on his truck's foot plate Saturday when he slipped and fell, breaking a compressed air hose off an air reservoir that powered the truck's brakes.

He fell hard onto the brass fitting, which pierced his left buttock and started pumping air into his body.
 

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Misfit Toy
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I wonder if he flew around making Pbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbt sounds when the hose came out.....
 

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See- having a layer of fat isn't all bad- think of where the guy would have been without one! :eek:

On a more serious level, this is why OSHA requires compressed air used for cleaning to be limited to 30 psi at the tip of the nozzle when it dead ends
 
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