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This Guy Fighting an Excavator is an Inspiration to Us All

You know who wins when an angry bloke fights an excavator at a construction site? All of us watching the battle unfold from the sidelines, because it gives us the chance to stop and think about the excavators we’re all dealing with — metaphorically. Read More >>

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This Powerful Drill Melts Metal as it Drills

The Formdrill cuts through all kinds of metal with friction energy, which means that not only is a hole drilled out, a thick metal ring is created around the hole too ARVADEST writes, “the increased material thickness provides additional strength and mostly eliminates the need for inserted bushings or welded nuts.” Read More >>

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Seeing This Curb Rolling Machine Shape Messy Cement is So Satisfying

Ah. When life gives you a mess, just use this curb roller to smooth things out. It packs and flattens and smooths anything it meets. Just look at how kludges of cement transform into a perfectly shaped curb after the roller gets its roll on. It’s like the world’s strongest rolling pin but for cement and not baking. Read More >>

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This Machine Peels Oranges Ridiculously Fast

Of course by letting a machine do your fruit peeling for you, you lose a good amount of the orange and don’t get that fresh citrus scent on your hands but you do get an orange that’s ready to eat in seconds! I have to say though, I’d love to see this machine tackle more miserable fruits that aren’t even meant to be peeled. Read More >>

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Perfect Looping GIF of Machines That Don’t Actually Exist

Canadian graphic designer and 3D artist Gareth Fowler makes these neat and perfect infinite loops of unreal machines. If you ask him what he does to figure out how these machines actually work he would say "seek out a mechanical engineering student/graduate, buy them beer, and have them explain stuff to you." Read More >>

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The World’s Largest Tunnelling Machine is Finally Getting Rescued 

Bertha, the world’s largest tunnelling machine, has been stuck under downtown Seattle since it broke in December 2013. Engineers have had to concoct a massive and expensive rescue plan—essentially a whole construction project in itself. And yesterday, the Bertha’s broken cutter head was finally hoisted out of the Earth. Read More >>

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24 Tunnelling Machines That Created a World Beneath Our Feet

Engineers have done some pretty remarkable things in the past 200 years. But some of the most exciting have taken place entirely underground. From the digging of the NYC subway system to the Yucca Mountain tunnels, these machines are responsible for boring entire worlds below our feet. Read More >>

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This Crazy Machine Let Astronauts Experiment With Fluids 30 Years Ago

It might look more like an engine from an ageing car than a piece of engineering fit for space, but this machine was a pioneering piece of apparatus that allowed astronauts to experiment with fluids in space. Read More >>

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You Need This Beautiful Machinery if You Want Atomic Precision

Brookhaven National Laboratory published this photo of an eye-catchingly shiny and complex device which looks like a strange clockwork made of silver and gold. But what is this exactly? Read More >>

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This Guy Made Insane Wolverine Claws That Destroy Everything

On the list of comic book hero abilities I dream about magically waking up with one day, Wolverine's claws were probably squeezed right between Superman's flying and Bruce Wayne's women. One of those have practically become reality. These steel Wolverine claws are so fantastically perfect that you could fight Wolverine himself with them. And maybe even win. Read More >>

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How a Used Bottle Becomes a New Bottle Again

Recycling! It's good for the planet, or something. It's also a very sensible thing to do. But how does the bottle you just drank out of become a new bottle you'll drink out of in the future? No, it's not just refilling the glass. It's a process that involves magnets, soda ash, a 2,700 degree furnace, something called gobs and more. Read More >>

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Making Your Own Pen Is So Beautiful It Might Be Worth It

Things I've considered making on my own: a computer, a coffee table, a treehouse, mayonnaise and a few other things. Things I've never considered making on my own: toilet paper, socks, phones and pens. But maybe I should reconsider that last one. Making your own pen is such a beautiful process of machinery porn that I want to see the steel strip off the barrel in real life. Read More >>

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How McDonald’s Makes Its Delicious French Fries

McDonald's french fries are so incredibly addictive that they can't be from this world, right? Wrong! Watching how McDonald's makes its delicious french fries in the video above, you'll see the farms the potatoes grow on, the massive machinery used to break them down and the good ol' fashioned frying that makes 'em pop. I can smell the fries through YouTube, mmm. Read More >>