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How to Implode a Tanker Car in Under a Second

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Here's a tip for next time you're emptying a sealed storage tank on a train or a truck: make sure you properly vent it! If you don't, it'll implode in an amazing fashion, which might make for an entertaining video but will probably get you yelled at and fired. But hot damn, who knew tanks could crumple themselves up like a soda can like that? [Neatorama]


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I have a funny feeling that wasn't a gravity fed empty. I'm sure you could crumple most tanks with enough of a vacuum. Most are designed to contain moderate internal pressure, not withstand heavy pressure externally (except deep sea stuff).