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Indiana Jones Nuking the Fridge infographic by mauricem Indiana Jones Nuking the Fridge infographic by mauricem
In the movie "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" Indiana Jones survives the explosion of a nuclear bomb by cleverly ducking in a refrigerator. While most believe it's impossible, George Lucas has said that he has scientific evidence that his odds of survival are "50\50."
Let's take a closer look at the scene and see how Jones seems to defy physics and common sense to survive.
This was for my blog [link]

UPDATE: Thank you so much for all your kind words and responses! I tried to thank each comment individually and just couldn't keep up. If I didn't get to thank you know how much I appreciate it. I'm new and didn't even know what a Daily Deviation was until I got it.
Special thanks to ~Jezamin and $Moonbeam13
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Given 2012-04-17
Indiana Jones Nuking the Fridge infographic by ~mauricem is a humorous and informative look at how our hero survived the seemingly impossible! ( Suggested by Jezamin and Featured by Moonbeam13 )
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Bubblegumdove Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
If the current rumors are to be believed, then Indy was effected by the radiation: by the next movie he will have mutated into Chris Pratt.
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AirfixNikon Featured By Owner May 12, 2015
As Constable Benton Fraser of the RCMP would often say to Raymond Vecchio of CPD (in the teleivion series 'Due South') "It would be a moot point."

Don't forget to make allowance for the fact that Indy did drink from the Cup of Chirst in 'Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade'.

Indy had to test the cup by drinking from it before taking it to his dad, Henry, who was dying of a gunshot wound. Henry made a recovery  after drinking from it.

Therefore the odds being 50/50 would be considered moot point, since he could still survivval, due to his drinking from the Cup of Christ, which would have allowed him to live a little longer, like the last knight near the end of the 'Last Crusade' movie.

Well, that's my theory.
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DraconicParagon Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm fairly certain this info graphic, though seemingly on the movie's side, is actually tongue-in-cheek sarcasm, and sets out to prove exactly the opposite: That Indian Jones REALLY should have died... OR that they just shouldn't have put this scene into the movie at all. (Spoiler Alert =>) At least it wasn't as dumb as the alien flying saucer at the end of the movie... just dumb... GREAT infographic bytheway!
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Creature218 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
I thought that scene was awesome I mean surviving a tank falling off a cliff is fine but surviving an nuclear bomb in a LED LINED Fridge is bad BULLSHIT
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pwningthenoob Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist

I highly doubt the fridge was lined with Light Emitting Diodes.

Lead

Go back to school kid.

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Franz32 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Been trying to figure this out, and also been debating this with a friend recently. Thank you for the clarification!
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YouFailAtFailing Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Great! Now all we need to do is clarify/fix the other 99 problems with Indy 4
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allthegoldenguns Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
Which would be...?
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YouFailAtFailing Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Oh, you know, everything about Indy 4. Some movies include mistakes, this is a case where the entire film is a movie mistake.
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allthegoldenguns Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
Well what specifically was bad about it? What had you leaving the theater either contemplating suicide or contemplating murdering George Lucas?
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YouFailAtFailing Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Well, the most obvious problem, ALIENS! This is Indiana Jones, not Star Wars! The plot is riddled with holes, the action scenes are obnoxiously unsatisfactory, and what is the deal with the monkey's segment? The whole "snake vs rope" thing is too corny to stand, the constant double-crossing happens so often it ceases to be surprising and becomes agonizing, and why on earth would you cast Shia Lebouf, star of the worst trilogy in cinema history? George Lucas stopped making good movies for the sake of making good movies after Return of the Jedi. He started making movies for the money, and as such, the quality went down the drain.
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allthegoldenguns Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
They weren't aliens, though. George wanted them to be aliens, and he was persistent, but he loop-holed Stephen with "interdimentional beings".

I do agree that this film stuck out like a sore thumb in comparison to the classic trilogy, but kind of like with Aliens: CM, I think critical reception has been a little too harsh.
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sheikhrouf23 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
nice work
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kara-li Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i would love to actually read what it sais cause it looks really funny.
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ufoslava Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
Click "Download image" on the right.
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kara-li Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ROFL
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Jamie67 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Indy said they LOST Dad. Nothing about him dying. He might just be behind the sofa cushions with like $15 in change.
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GokuMartin Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
He is DEAD. Indy's father is not immortal either, as he never had access to the Grail either.
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Cutter9792 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Or, the magical holy grail he took a drink from doesn't let him die from physical injuries.

BAM. Mysteries solved.
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GokuMartin Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
"ONCE BEYOND THE GREAT SEAL, THE POWER IS LOST".

Remember that?

It was the entire reason why the knight had to stay inside the cave...

...that's why Indy's dad died, after they passed the seal, he died from his injuries.
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Cutter9792 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
I didn't catch that I guess. It still might be possible he has a higher tolerance for physical punishment, if he's not immortal.
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kara-li Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
omg that is brilliant!
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GokuMartin Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
NO!

:rage:

HE PASSED THE SEAL. HE IS NOT IMMORTAL.

Did all you forget the reason why the knight couldn't leave the cave?
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kara-li Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I know...
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Cutter9792 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Elementary.
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kara-li Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Precicely...wait...you SH fan??
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Cutter9792 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
More or less, ya. I really like Sherlock the series.
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kara-li Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yay! i honestly didn't like the second season that much. i perfer my granada jb sh
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LilacElf05 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Of course! A perfect explanation AND it's canon to boot!
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GokuMartin Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
No, it's not. Someone has to stay inside the great seal to remain immortal.

Indiana Jones IS NOT IMMORTAL.

PERIOD.
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Cutter9792 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Exactomento.
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GokuMartin Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
For fuck sakes, am I the only one who actually PAID ATTENTION during "Last Crusade"?

It's as simple as that: in order to keep your immortality, you have to keep drinking from the Grail. And the Grail must remain in the Great Seal or the world gets destroyed.

The Grail is still inside the cave, still within the boundaries of the Great Seal. Therefore, Indy doesn't have access to the Grail AND THEREFORE INDIANA JONES IS NOT IMMORTAL.

I really don'tg know HOW indy survived the nuclear blast, but "it's because of the Grail" is NOT a valid explanation.
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Cutter9792 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
I'm sorry? I suppose. I apologize for offending you so.
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ForCom5 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Wonderful, I love it.
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Dim432 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012   Writer
Simply the Fridge is Lead Lined that protected him from the nuke,
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KerroAsklepius Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
Wow, thats really cool!
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The-last-Timelady Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
that's so cool!
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MealeaYing Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
All things have a 50/50 chance, they either happen or they do not happen.
For example:
There is a 50/50 chance of you noticing and responding to this comment.
Never the less, and even though I did not see this movie, I am thrilled you made this diagram. It cracked me up hard and anything that makes me laugh is either very good (as this is) or very mean, in which case I would not have commented.
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PyrianAssassin Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
and there is a 50/50 chance of you surviving WWIII
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MealeaYing Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
YAY!!!!
Wait.
That could be bad...
However I have managed to survive every single war, disaster and accident since 1975 so I should be ok right?
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PyrianAssassin Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i guess.
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mauricem Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
Glad to know I got one response more than the other. ;)
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:iconmealeaying:
MealeaYing Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
GRIN!!!!!!!!
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DoctorScrewball Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
I still think it's because there's "someone upstairs" looking out for Indy. I mean, the man's found the Ark of the Covenant, kept the Holy Grail out of Nazi hands, and probably quite a few other things. I think God or whatever owes the guy a few favors.
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Franscutchy Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
I do believe I've officially seen EVERYTHING now.
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Kodaic Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Student General Artist
HA! This is great! :)
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Wolfp3lt Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
HAHAHA YEA!
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RailroadNutjob Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Hmm, cool.

(If so, how did the fridge's door manage to stay closed during the flight from the explosion, all the way until the end of the explosion sequence?)
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PyrianAssassin Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
because it`s a movie.
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RailroadNutjob Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh.
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