Video: This is What an Exploding Wind Turbine Looks Like

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For several hours Wednesday The Coachella Valley was on edge after reports of an out-of-control wind turbine near Desert Hot Springs.  Authorities warned the turbine might explode at any moment and closed down nearby roads.  Luckily, the machine stopped spinning without incident.  Which is good, since wind turbine explosions look terrible!

This clip from The Discovery Channel shows a wind turbine in Denmark exploding.  Blades shatter and fiberglass rains over the countryside for over a half-mile – and it was all caused by a faulty breaking system.

If you happen to know anyone who works at a wind farm in town, be sure to thank them for saving us all from a huge clusterf**k.