Living in this state is nothing, if not totally bizarre.
I had a friend email me last week to let me know that there had been an explosion in Muskogee at some scrap metal plant. When you read the Associated Press coverage (all 4 sentences) the noise is described as sounding "like a bomb".
When I lived in that part of the state there were no fewer than 3 meth lab explosions--which produce a lot of fire and some fairly significant smoke. And I'll have to say that while a trailer going up in flames does produce quite a lot of noise, it does not rattle the dishes and throw people from furniture in nearby homes.
This is education!