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== History==
 
== History==
In [[1957]], a lead-lined [[King Cool refrigerator]] was installed in one of the houses in [[Doom Town]], a fake town built in the [[Nevada]] desert for the purposes of nuclear testing. Escaping from [[Soviet Union|Soviet]] troops, Jones heard the alarms announcing the upcoming nuclear weapon test, and headed into a house for shelter. With the countdown approaching zero, Jones dumped out the contents of the fridge, and took cover inside the King Cool appliance.
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In [[1957]], a lead-lined [[King Cool refrigerator]] was installed in one of the houses in [[Doom Town]], a fake town built in the [[Nevada]] desert for the purposes of nuclear testing. Escaping from [[Soviet Union|Soviet]] troops, Jones heard the alarms announcing the upcoming nuclear weapon test, and headed into a house for shelter. With the countdown approaching zero, Jones dumped out the contents of the fridge, and took cover inside the King Cool appliance.<ref name="IJatKotCS">''[[Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull]]''</ref>
   
The refrigerator's lead lining protected Jones from the radiation, while the explosion launched the appliance out of Doom Town and into the desert, where Jones was discovered and picked up by the US military.
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The refrigerator's lead lining protected Jones from the radiation, while the explosion launched the appliance out of Doom Town and into the desert, where Jones was discovered and picked up by the US military.<ref name="IJatKotCS" />
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==Behind the scenes==
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The "King Cool" name was created by ''[[Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull]]'' property designer [[Doug Harlocker]] and his team, who created it for the outside of the [[King Cool refrigerator|refrigerator]] used by [[Indiana Jones]] to survive [[Doom Town]].<ref>''[[The Complete Making of Indiana Jones]]''</ref>
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
 
*''[[Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull]]'' {{Mo}}
 
*''[[Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull]]'' {{Mo}}
 
*[[Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (novel)|''Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull'' novel]] {{Mo}}
 
*[[Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (novel)|''Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull'' novel]] {{Mo}}
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==Sources==
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*''[[The Complete Making of Indiana Jones]]''
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==Notes and references==
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[[Category:Companies]]
 
[[Category:Companies]]

Revision as of 16:28, January 29, 2020

Doctor: "You have someone watching over you."
Indiana Jones: "Yeah. The good folks at King Cool."
―Doctor and Indiana Jones[src]

King Cool was a company that manufactured refrigerators.

History

In 1957, a lead-lined King Cool refrigerator was installed in one of the houses in Doom Town, a fake town built in the Nevada desert for the purposes of nuclear testing. Escaping from Soviet troops, Jones heard the alarms announcing the upcoming nuclear weapon test, and headed into a house for shelter. With the countdown approaching zero, Jones dumped out the contents of the fridge, and took cover inside the King Cool appliance.[1]

The refrigerator's lead lining protected Jones from the radiation, while the explosion launched the appliance out of Doom Town and into the desert, where Jones was discovered and picked up by the US military.[1]

Behind the scenes

The "King Cool" name was created by Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull property designer Doug Harlocker and his team, who created it for the outside of the refrigerator used by Indiana Jones to survive Doom Town.[2]

Appearances

Sources

Notes and references

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