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  • April 26, 2013
    Because it's Friday and we all started drinking at lunch (we did all start drinking at lunch, right?), here's an Angry Birds wrecking ball spotted in the wild by Redditor bmorschwack. I don't know about you, but come Monday morning I'm gonna be praying I see that thing outside... / Continue →
  • November 20, 2012
    In 'terrifying if you have to work in it after it's constructed' news, China is planning on building the world's tallest building in only three months. The 220-story skyscraper, named Sky City, is being built by the same company (Broad Sustaining Building) that built this 30-s... / Continue →
  • July 3, 2012
    Please, no crane-ception jokes. This is a video from Germany of a heavy equipment manufacturer demonstrating their cranes' abilities to pick up other cranes. The tiniest one is just a model crane, but the biggest one is HUUUUGE. No clue what you'd use a crane that big to bui... / Continue →
  • February 21, 2012
    This is a series of ceramic 'Transportation Plates' from designer Boguslaw Sliwinski. I dunno, they seem more like half transportation and half CONSTRUCTION plates to me, but what do I know? I know my name isn't Boguslaw, so I'm pretty confident I'm in the right here. As you... / Continue →
  • December 21, 2011
    This is a video of a baker's dozen construction workers (give or take a creme-filled) trying to stop a spinning concrete buffer at a job site. They...aren't very good at it. The first guy tries dowsing the engine with a bucket of water which, SURPRISE!, doesn't do shit. Then... / Continue →
  • October 4, 2011
    I think I just found my new ride to the liquor store! This is a short video of a guy showing off his sweet DIY motorized wheelbarrow. It...makes hauling concrete actually fun. Plus construction workers seem cool again. Kidding, KIDDING -- those guys were never NOT cool. B... / Continue →
  • August 16, 2011
    So we've already heard about Intergalactic Suites, the space hotel that's supposed to open NEXT YEAR, but here comes another one. This time from Russia. With love? Probably not, but hopefully with escape pod. Called the CSS (Commercial Space Station) it will be built 217 ... / Continue →
  • December 7, 2010
    Personally, I'm cool with a regular door provided the lock still works and the knob can hold a sock. But for some people that just isn't enough. Enter the 'Air-Powered Star Trek Door', a door that guarantees you'll never need to put a sock on the non-existent knob. Just kidd... / Continue →
  • January 5, 2010
    The Sharker, despite its name, has no interest in pulling your top down and exposing your breasts in public. No, it's cool just being a monocoque motorbike and feeling the occasional butt on its supple leather seat. While most cars switched to monocoque construction (a techni... / Continue →
  • December 30, 2009
    This is a short video of a guy doing a bunch of tricks with a tape measure. Admittedly, he's pretty good and with a little more practice he could probably be as good as me one day. When hell is a solid sheet of ice! And speaking of ice sheets: what an Eskimo has after trying... / Continue →
  • December 4, 2009
    You like what I did there in the title? Wrong way -- get it? That's a common road sign you see when you're driving the wrong way because you're a f***ing idiot! Dodge minivan that entered a closed construction zone in Manhattan was accidentally hit and flipped over by the wr... / Continue →
  • November 13, 2009
    This is a video taken from the top of the Burj Dubai, the tallest building in the world, at 2,684 ft. Jesus, that's half a mile. Can you believe humans are even capable of this? I can't -- I shit my swim trunks on the high dive once. But, to my credit, I did do one hell of ... / Continue →
  • September 28, 2009
    This set of Constructive Eating Kids' Utensils costs $20 but some of the proceeds go to funding health services for children. So that's cool. Plus, heavy machinery, how can you go wrong? BEEP BEEP -- back that thing up and dump some mashed potatoes IN MY MOUTH! Transform me... / Continue →
  • August 28, 2009
    Remember the story about the house in Britain that would be constructed entirely out of LEGO blocks? Well this is it, mid-construction. I have to admit, I'm a little disappointed that it has a wooden infrastructure. I thought the whole damn thing was gonna be LEGO, right dow... / Continue →
  • August 2, 2009
    This is a video of a building demolition in Turkey (arguably my favorite country on rye) gone horribly wrong. Now I'm not saying I could have done better, but I totally could have. With fireworks. Youtube Thanks to Lord Tarl, who once imploded a building simply by looking a... / Continue →
  • May 29, 2009
    In an attempt to create the world's longest self-supporting LEGO bridge, a group of LEGOphiles in Australia have constructed this 46-foot long behemoth as part of the 2009 Australia Model Railway Expo. Now I'm not suggesting we start building real bridges out of LEGO, but I me... / Continue →
  • May 29, 2009
    Wow, they're not even trying to make them look cute anymore. The Japanese born ROBOTOPS is a construction robot whose name is spelled in all caps because IT MEANS BUSINESS. The killing business. The four-legged, two-armed robot is actually a kind of automated mobile crane w... / Continue →
  • August 6, 2008
    Remember Radiohead's House of Cards video that was shot with lasers instead of cameras and then all the data was made available to everyone to do whatever they wanted to with it? Well Ian Mackinnon took that data and rendered the video in 3D using LEGOs. Wicked! I embedded t... / Continue →
  • June 12, 2008
    Chicago has started construction of the world's 2nd tallest building, the Chicago Spire, which, when completed in 2011, will stand 610 meters (2,000 feet) tall. However, the accolade will be short lived, as the 612 meter (2,009 foot) Russian Tower in Moscow is scheduled for co... / Continue →
  • May 19, 2008
    This is a video of some guy undressing a chick with a mechanical digger. I'm petitioning to make it an Olympic sport. It was apparently on some Italian variety show and at first I thought they were using a mannequin. But they're definitely not, it's a real chick (hence the l... / Continue →