Giant Excavators Playing Jenga With 600-Pound Blocks

April 15, 2014


This is a video from heavy equipment manufacturer Caterpillar featuring five excavators playing the world's largest game of Jenga with 27 blocks, each weighing 600 pounds. Cool, but a traditional game of Jenga is played with 54 blocks. This is only half a set. I expected more from you, Caterpillar. No I didn't, but I will take a free hard hat. I like to wear one whenever I'm playing construction foreman in the sandbox. I'm joking, I don't have a sandbox. But I do have upstairs neighbors who have such crazy sex that it's only a matter of time before they come through the ceiling. That's why I need the hard hat -- I have no intention of dying in some accidental threesome.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to Matty, who claims he's a demolition expert although I suspect he's more of just a guy who loves to set fire to things.

  • CelineSand

    This would be so much fun to watch! You would need to make the machine your extended arm in this competition. That would be the coolest excavating experience in the world to participate in!

  • John Howard

    That would be the coolest competition to participate in. I would love try and use these big machines to try and play Jenga. I bet it would take a lot of skill and patience to play Jenga on this level.

  • darcywebb4545

    This has to be the coolest thing that I have ever seen with excavators before. They really are pretty intricate pieces of machinery. It would definitely take a steady hand to be able to do something like this.


  • Aaron Carter

    I would get an excavator just so I could try this. I consider myself a jenga pro. I think this would really push my limits.

    Aaron | http://www.donmurraysbobcat...

  • Seamus Lowe

    I have to say that that is probably the coolest game of jenga I've ever seen. I was just looking for excavators when this story came up. Now I really want to drive one.
    -Seamus |

  • Guest

    did they get the licensing for that or is this not brand name jenga?

  • Emmitt Morgans

    Hey, GW... the name of the company isn't "Cat" it's "Caterpillar."

    They do use "Cat" as an abbreviation, but it's definitely not their full name. I just thought you should know!

    EDIT: Post fixed.

  • CrazyUncleNicola

    Weird given that their Logo is CAT. Its like calling the Oakland Athletics The Oakland A's. Also They have registered CAT not Catepillar

  • adsfasdfasdf

    well thats just confusing. so their mascot is ?

  • Andrew Newton

    After I saw this picture I had to take a second to realize I'm not on Facebook and this is not an Onion article.

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