The tanker in the video is 67-feet long with a 10-foot diameter and can hold up to 30,000 gallons of liquid. It’s made of thick steel and weighs 67,000 pounds and yet it can be crushed with just the sweet simple science of air pressure. Watch as the gang at Mythbusters made the giant tanker implode in glorious slow…
Yesterday NASA revealed the ominous news that the West Antarctic Ice Sheet had begun its inevitable, unstoppable collapse—heralding a sea level rise that's destined to be catastrophic. Now, they've uploaded a time-lapse that shows its early beginnings in a small section of western Antarctica.
It's like real life Jenga. Only instead of carefully removing each piece of the puzzle, this lunatic uses a sledge hammer to smash the base of a silo into smithereens so that the entire tower will collapse in one off the wall demonstration.
This was posted on February but got no attention until yesterday, when these guys found it. And while it may have been staged, I have no problem believing it—there have been many similar cases of rotten or fragile buildings falling under minimal vibration.
Last weekend, a deadly tragedy struck the Indiana State Fair when the main performance stage collapsed during a freak storm. A witness to the event captured this terrifying moment on video.
This cement truck driver in China must have been confused when he tried to pull away and couldn't because his back tire had sunk into the roadbed.
This past Saturday, an entire apartment building in Shanghai collapsed. To be fair, the building was under construction and thus unoccupied, but it's still a minor miracle that there was only one fatality.