Who says little boys are the only ones allowed to play around in the dirt?
Seriously though, we actually had a valid scientific reason for doing a test without the jet deflector in place. Honest.
We uhh…needed to know if a jet deflector was really necessary for testing, and if it was actually doing any good. And after the first test when we only bored a little hole in the ground, we figured that of course it was the prudent and scientifically sound thing to do to try it again for longer and see how deep the hole would go…
Apparently about 18″ deep in about 10 seconds of total firing:
Have I ever mentioned that I love my job?
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