I was driving out to the beach on Saturday and noticed a blimp floating over Angel Stadium. And I thought, that looks so peaceful. And then I thought, until it explodes into a FIERY BALL OF DEATH!
Because when I was a small child I saw footage of the Hindenburg exploding. My mom had to explain what a blimp was and how easy it was for them to go up in flames, and also, because I was a bit of a worrier, how slim the chances were that I'd ever be in or even near a blimp. While in theory bobbing along in a blimp sounds like fun, I don't think I would be able to get over the panic of my imminent demise. That footage has had a long lasting effect on me. I can't look at a blimp without praying for the crew's safety and that I'm not directly under it when it comes down in a massive inferno.
So guess what I came across today, totally by chance. An article about the Hindenburg, complete with a video of it exploding. I decided to face my fears and watch it. You guys, my fears were only confirmed, DO NOT GO IN BLIMPS. You will be amazed at how fast that thing lit up.