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Wrecking Ball Snaps Loose, Bounces Down Street  
User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7533 posts, RR: 24
Posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1535 times:

Gives a whole new meaning to follow the bouncing ball.

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User currently offlineKuna From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 279 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1526 times:

 rotfl   rotfl   rotfl   rotfl 

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User currently offlineFlyingTexan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1505 times:

Love that picture of it in the trunk of the Taurus.

User currently offlineTSS From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 3070 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1495 times:

Far out!
I had no idea wrecking balls were still being used these days.



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User currently offlineScooter01 From Norway, joined Nov 2006, 1205 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1484 times:
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The story even made it past the summerhelp at the newsdesk at Norway's largest paper (Aftenposten).
They reported it as a 500 kg. cannonball. About time to increase the salaries so that they can afford someone that can convert pounds to kilos and maybe get someone who knows their Donald Duck to know what a WRECKING ball is.

Scooter   

[Edited 2007-07-10 23:42:08]


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User currently offlineDragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3989 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1472 times:

Sounds like something that you would see in a cartoon.


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User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 2003, 14072 posts, RR: 62
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1439 times:

Ouch!

The most innovative way I have seen in bringing down old buildings was a wrecking company in the coastal city of Kiel in northern Germany. They used a huge admiralty anchor (like the ones seen in Pirates of the Caribean). They had a hole drilled through one of the flukes, and had it hung by it (via a shackle) on a mobile crane.
At the end, where normally the anchor chain would be attached, they had a long steel rope connected to the towing hook of a bulldozer.
The crane operator would simply hang the anchor beghind a wall and then the bulldozer would give it a little tug, collapsing the wall.

Jan


User currently offlineAA787823 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1418 times:

Somebody is in the market for a new car....Can I interest you in a 2007 Acura?????

User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13138 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1354 times:

Bet that was an interesting call the insurance company to file a claim by the guy that ended up with the wrecking ball to file a claim.
Q: how was your car hit?
A: I was hit by a runaway wrecking ball

As to unique ways to demolish buildings, here in Northern New Jersey back in the early 1950's for a while, a local building wrecker use an old disarmed Army Tank! They mainly used it on 1-2 story buildings, and things went well until the tank got stuck in a unknown basement of a building they were demolishing. Apparently when they were using the tank, they got a lot of attention and onlookers.


User currently offlineRJdxer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1304 times:

Probably just a pub stunt for the upcoming "Simpsons" movie.

User currently offlineN710PS From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1166 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1225 times:

I am headded to my broker right now to add Wrecking ball damage to my coverage plan.


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User currently offlineKuna From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 279 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1221 times:

Quoting N710PS (Reply 10):

 rotfl   rotfl   rotfl   rotfl   rotfl 



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User currently offlineBongodog1964 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2006, 3638 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1208 times:

Quoting TSS (Reply 3):

Nor did I

You wouldn't find one in Western Europe now, everything is done with demolition shears on high reach excavators.


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