HumanForScale

Royal Hungarian Salt Mine of Désakna, c. 1940.

Royal Hungarian Salt Mine of Désakna, c. 1940.

Damn it, just looking at this makes me want to play Minecraft.

This is a Caterpillar 797b heavy hauler and I work next to these things in the Alberta oil sands. Each of the 8 tires cost $65,000 and when full, the unit weighs about 400 tonnes.(x-post, not OP, just so fucking cool!)

This is a Caterpillar 797b heavy hauler and I work next to these things in the Alberta oil sands. Each of the 8 tires cost $65,000 and when full, the unit weighs about 400 tonnes.(x-post, not OP, just so fucking cool!)

I've been around a few heavies like these and some other types when I was a kid. It's really hard to imagine the scale.

You can watch pavement and other solid surfaces dip down and spring back up when they drive by. As if they're driving on foam rubber or something.

It’s nice to finally see one without those mule balls hanging from under the trunk.

How do I get to drive this??

I have the engine from one of those in my '04 Dodge Ram with towing mirrors

Storage at Jack Frost Sugar Factory, NY, 1935.

Storage at Jack Frost Sugar Factory, NY, 1935.

I was really nervous because my eyes saw his shadow as missing bags and I couldn't figure out how it hadn't collapsed yet.

I wish I could stack bags of sugar that cleanly.

Men standing on ship rifle barrels used for a load test on Hammerhead Crane, 1933

Men standing on ship rifle barrels used for a load test on Hammerhead Crane, 1933

Anyone have pictures of that factory hanging off the back end of the crane?? That's super impressive!

It's not exceptionally tall, just big. Get a taller crane, build with small parts and mind the balance.

Construction photos: http://pugetsoundblogs.com/bremertonbeat/2014/10/14/the-hammerheads-not-dead-and-i-can-prove-it/

The question that came to my mind is: How do they built a crane like that, at that era? They used a bigger crane? If so, how do they built that bigger crane?

https://i.imgur.com/rTn7Y84.png

Installing the crankshaft for a Wartsila RT-flex96C-9 two-cycle diesel

Installing the crankshaft for a Wartsila RT-flex96C-9 two-cycle diesel

Googled it for the lazy. Container ship engine. This has 9, but available with up to 14 cylinders. The 14 cylinders is 44ft tall, 87ft long, and has 107,390hp.

The crankcase is almost as crazy as the crank. Is it one piece of aluminum? What aluminum producer can make a casting that big without internal defects? How the hell do you machine it? Do tolerances increase with the size of the motor, so this has like 15cm tolerances?

Wiki page says between 22 and 120rpm. 1810 liter displacement per cylinder with a stroke of over 8 feet, burns 6.5 ounces of fuel each cycle. The pistons weigh in at 5.5 tons and that crank weighs in at 300 tons.

The craziest number is the 5,608,310 ft lb of torque at 102 rpm.

Jesus that's massive

Sputnik, the world's first artificial satellite, 1957.

Sputnik, the world's first artificial satellite, 1957.

It’s smaller than I thought

Is this where ED-E gets his design from in FNV?

there’s a great song about sputnik by the band ‘public service broadcasting’ from their album ‘the race for space’, called ‘sputnik’, check it out https://open.spotify.com/track/4EhQrGzqi8k24qWIJuG5CH?si=0zKA82mpR9Sy_ZrN2og-MA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-bQEiklsK8

Buddha statue built 752 AD / Tōdai-ji Temple in Nara, Japan.

Buddha statue built 752 AD / Tōdai-ji Temple in Nara, Japan.

I like how it goes from one dude in a containment suit to one with just a face mask to one who just has her foot in Buddha's eye

[OC] Me standing on an abandoned Buran (Space Shuttle) in Baikonur

[OC] Me standing on an abandoned Buran (Space Shuttle) in Baikonur
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-q7ZVXOU3kM

You can see the adventure here:

First how/when did you go there? I thought this one got destroyed when the building collapsed Second, did you go inside? This is super cool by the way, I’ve never seen a picture of a human next to one of the Buran shuttles before!

Fills me with sadness, to see machines like that just set aside forgotten in time. Glad you managed to get in and out and have the pics/vids to share!

Went to watch your video thinking it be amateurish, shaky and just a cell phone video. How wrong I was! Turned out to be an awesome mini documentary, very eerie and even more interesting and intriguing! 10/10! Video ‘liked’ subscribed to your channel and notifications turned on! Can I join you guys for your next adventure?!?

Busts of former US presidents in a field in James City County, Virginia / remains of the defunct Presidents Park (2004-2010).

Busts of former US presidents in a field in James City County, Virginia / remains of the defunct Presidents Park (2004-2010).

I have a mental image of these being mixed in with the heads on Easter Island.

/sub/megalophobia

This park also includes all the future presidents. The tech for looking into the future was so expensive that it bankrupted the park, sadly.

The one on the right at the front looks like Ron Swanson.

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