After decades of strife, occupation, and conflict, Afghanistan has been left pockmarked with an estimated ten million anti-personnel landmines in its soils. It's a bad situation. There are mines like the the Soviet PFM-1 butterfly mine—especially popular with small children, who mistake it for a toy. But an…
You drive them, you idiot. But if that's not an option—say, if you're shipping your Belaz mining truck from Belarus to South Africa—you've got to break them into pieces. Hulking, multi-ton pieces.
With consumer technology companies locked in an endless race to to make the smallest, sleekest gadgets they can, it's easy to forget the primal joy of seeing mindblowingly huge hardware.
The Overburden Conveyor Bridge F60, used in open mines. It looks pretty huge here, sure, but how big is it?