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Just Two Guys Dangling Off A Crane Like It's No Big Deal

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.


Watch This Monstrous RC Crane Lift Over 36 Kilograms

Video: It might seem like remote control cars are where all the real fun’s at, but it’s hard not to be completely wowed by this flawless miniature recreation of a Felbermayr heavy-lifting crane that itself is capable of hoisting over 36kg of cargo.


Would An ATM Break Open If You Dropped It From A Crane 30 Metres In The Air?

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.


Watch A Bridge Get Quickly And Neatly Demolished In This Timelapse

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.


Watch A Construction Crane Build Itself

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.


A Giant Crane Lifting A Huge Crane Lifting A Big Crane Lifting A Crane

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).


Moving An Elephant Looks Absolutely Crazy

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.


7 Machines That Are Meta As Hell 

What’s better then a monster machine? A meta machine. Here are a bunch of machines that really took the advice “Just do you!” to heart.


The World's Largest Tunnelling Machine Is (Finally) Getting Rescued 

Bertha, the world’s largest tunnelling machine, has been stuck under downtown Seattle since it broke in December 2013. Engineers have had to concoct a massive and expensive rescue plan — essentially a whole construction project in itself. And yesterday, the Bertha’s broken cutter head was finally hoisted out of the Earth.


Meet The Floating Super-Crane Building The Tappan Zee Bridge

At 100m, the crane stands taller than the Statue of Liberty, plus has a lifting capacity of 1800 tonnes. But what makes The Left Coast Lifter extra spectacular is that it operates by floating on a 117m barge powered by three diesel generators.


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