Tagged With cranes

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Video: Most people see a tower crane and wonder what it's building. These guys see a construction crane and think the logical thing to do is to to climb it all the way up, walk all the way across and then just hang out there while literally hanging off the crane. The crane basically becomes a playground to them. Monkey bars, a tight rope, a ladder and so forth.

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Video: For anyone who needs money and also has access to a crane and can somehow finagle an entire ATM out of thin air, you now have your blueprint into breaking an ATM open. Those machines are tough! Breaking ATMs for cash is the stuff of movies and TV shows, but it doesn't have to be hard. Just drop it from a 30m in the air like Crash Zone did with a crane and watch it spit out cash all over the place.

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Video: This footage from a few years back shows a bridge in Bedfordshire, England getting demolished in less than 15 hours. Basically, a night's work was all it took to vaporise a steel and concrete structure. It's really neat to see the progression and to see all the machines working in tandem. It's also just really damn impressive to see them get this done so quickly. It's there one day and gone the next.

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Video: A construction crane builds buildings and structures and basically everything but what builds a construction crane? Another construction crane? Nope, a construction crane builds itself. Here's a fun video recently re-dugg up by Digg showing how one of them tower cranes are built.

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Video: This is my favourite thing. A few years ago Liebherr showed off the power and strength of its giant mobile cranes by lifting each other. That is the small crane (which is pretty damn big already) gets lifted by a bigger crane which gets lifted by an even bigger crane which gets lifted by the biggest crane (which is ridiculously big).

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A small group of elephants who had been displaced have been butting heads with local villagers in a village in Daloa in the Ivorty Coast. The elephants have damaged crops, ruined homes, injured people and so forth. The villagers wanted to kill the elephants. Luckily for everyone though, the International Fund for Animal Welfare figured out a way to move them instead.

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The US Army Corps of Engineers is responsible for keeping debris out of New York's Harbor, whether it's dead whales, helicopters, driftwood or floating docks. Without the Corps, the harbour and the outlying beaches of the Rockaways and the Jersey Shore would be filled with massive pieces of debris and ships would risk being critically damaged. Using specially equipped boats the Corps pulls flotsam and jetsam out of the water with cranes and nets.

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Like something out of a twisted Disney nightmare, President of Russia Vladmir Putin took to the skies, clothed in white overalls and a faux beak, and rigged into a strange flying contraption, in a fantastic effort to teach darling baby birdies — cranes, to be precise — how to fly.