World’s Strangest

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World War I Centennial: Even Bigger Battleships, Part III

The First World War was an unprecedented catastrophe that killed millions and set the continent of Europe on the path to further calamity two decades later. But it didn’t come out of nowhere. With the centennial of the outbreak of hostilities coming up in 2014, Erik Sass will be looking back at the lead-up to the [...]

WWII Bomb Discovered, Detonated in Munich

On August 27, construction workers in Munich discovered an American bomb from World War II inside an old bar that was being cleared for new construction. The bomb weighed 550 pounds and bore an “unusual fuse,” operated by a chemical reaction rather than a mechanical switch. Because the bomb was unsafe to transport, [...]

Great Wall of China section collapses

Construction work and heavy rainfall have been blamed for causing a large piece of the wall to collapse. Originally constructed in the 7th century BC …

Man survives metal rod through his head

A construction worker found himself with a 6-foot metal bar piercing all the way through his skull. 24-year-old Eduardo Leite had been working on a bu…

Man shoots 3 inch nail in to his head

A construction worker defied the odds by surviving a particularly nasty nail gun accident. Jeff Luptak stunned doctors by being more concerned about s…

Universal Construction Kit Is A Building Toy Dream Come True

The Free Universal Construction Kit is an innovative new product that lets you combine pieces of building toys such as LEGO, K’Nex, Tinkertoys, Zoob, Duplo, etc., thereby allowing your creative mind to run free. Even better than the rock solid design of the adapters is the fact that the Universal Construction Kit is free to download [...]

Home TARDIS Construction for Fun and Profit

(Video Link) The awesomest viral video of the day is this gem hosted by YouTube user sillysparrowness. She built a (nonfunctional model of a) TARDIS. Why? “A woman isn’t complete without her own TARDIS.” The construction is good, but her hilarious presentation and video editing make this the best home TARDIS construction project ever. She’d be [...]

Heavy Duty Rock and Roll

I was at The Los Angeles County Museum of Art yesterday and there was some construction going on. When I inquired, I learned that Los Angeles is soon to enter the Guinness Book for largest boulder ever transported in modern times. Apparently, a 340-ton, 211/2-foot-high granite boulder will sit on steel rails in the construction [...]

Why Does the Leaning Tower of Pisa Lean?

In 1172, Donna Berta di Bernardo donated sixty silver coins to the local cathedral for the purchase of stones to be used in the base of a new bell tower. The next year, construction on the tower began and almost immediately there were problems. The tower site sat on soft ground composed mostly of clay, fine sand, [...]

Saudi Arabia Begins Construction of World’s Tallest Building

As we previously covered Saudi Arabia has been planning the construction of the world’s tallest building on the out Now those plans have moved into the actual construction phase. The Kingdom Tower when completed will be two thirds of a mile tall at 3,280 feet and feature top of the line hotels, condominiums and premium [...]