Category: Destructive

Sep 06 2013

Bad News: Semi Backs Over Car and Into House

In sucks-to-be-you news, yesterday morning in Bountiful, Utah a semi truck carrying almost 90,000 pounds of sand lost power while driving up a steep hill. The truck then proceeded to roll backwards off the road, over the curb, across a lawn, over a car, finally coming to rest smashed into a garage. Homeowner Bill Bymaster, …

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Sep 05 2013

New Japanese Compact Car?

  I’ll admit it. The title of this post is somewhat misleading, but just a little. Let’s go on a journey together, just for a sec. You’re driving your car along, minding what is hopefully your own business. Out of nowhere (well, the side of the hill) a boulder the size of a house comes …

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Sep 02 2013

Down Both Legs: Taiwan Landslide Video

If you haven’t seen this one yet then write in your diary how you saw it here first. This is a dash cam video of a landslide that happened on Saturday in Taiwan. If you’re unsure of where Taiwan is you might know it by the name Chinese Taipei. That’s how they’re identified at the …

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Aug 16 2013

That’s a Lot of Numbers: Call of Duty, By the Numbers

Activision recently came out with this sweet Call of Duty infographic. A lot of these numbers are pretty impressive. It looks like a lot of people have wasted a lot of time playing Call of Duty. I could never have fathomed how high some of these figures are. For example, the graphic lists the number …

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Aug 09 2013

In Awful News: Alleged Murder on Facebook

I really considered nut posting about this because it gives me sads. But I’m doing it anyway. Consider this a PSA. A Miami man allegedly confessed on Facebook to murdering his wife, and a photo posted on his profile appears to have shown the woman’s dead body. The photo remained on Facebook for more than …

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Jul 30 2013

I’d Play on it: Rubble Water Bed

Look at this well ordered pile of rubble. Look at it. If you had to guess where do you think you’d find such an orderly pile of rubble. “Outside a hotel in Vancouver.” Dang, you’re good. This pile of rubble is, in fact, outside a hotel in Vancouver. And, of course, it’s art. Because everything …

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Jul 22 2013

Hot Out Today: Melting Ceramics

If you like in the US there is a good chance that you are living through the hottest summer you can remember. At least since last summer. Fortunately God invented afternoon breezes, lakes, air conditioners, and cold showers to help us survive the brutal heat. Of course if we’d just blow up the sun already …

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Jul 17 2013

Hooray for Explosions: Florida Power Plant Demolished

Recently a¬†Florida Power & Light Co power plant in Fort Lauderdale, Florida that was built in the 1960s was demolished using 90 precisely controlled explosions with a total of 450 pounds of dynamite. It’s pretty impressive to see that everything comes down nicely. Of course if something would have gone wrong you would have seen …

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Jul 11 2013

Not as Impressive as Hoped: DIY Coil Gun

If you’ve ever had any doubt how you’re going to die let me clear that up for you. When robots take over the world they are all going to be packing rail guns. If you’re not familiar with what a rail gun, also known as a coil gun, is just picture an electric crossbow. Really …

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Jul 03 2013

Salty: Huge Art Installation Made Of Only Salt

Japanese artist Motoi Yamamoto created Floating Garden a giant art installation made entirely of salt at the Mint Museum Uptown in Charlotte, North Carolina. It took several weeks for him to pour the whole thing on the floor. Then, like a hero among men, he lets the museum goers destroy it in minutes. That just …

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