Backhoes Buried In A Building’s Foundation Because It’s Cheaper.

Buried backhoe.

From the ‘If you can afford it, you can consume it’ file comes the story of how construction equipment is being buried in a building’s foundation because it’s cheaper than getting a crane to lift it out.

From Gizmodo:

“So these diggers team up, usually two-per-property, and carve out a little slice of heaven underfoot, sometimes up to 75 feet into the earth (where else are you supposed to store your fleet of vintage Ferraris, eh?).

Then what? Well, these super heavy mechanical shovels are basically stuck. Cranes can be used to lift them out but that’s expensive and generally a logistical nightmare. It’s cheaper and easier to essentially do nothing, so these machines being given a burial of sand and gravel right there where they’ve finished their work.”

Sweet! You can read more about this in the New Statesman.

So the classic children’s book “Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel” was a Jubbling exception. With no need for an earth mover in the basement of these buildings, burying the hardware is the only illogical solution. Hopefully they let thieves part it out first. [G]


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Extreme Carpooling In Kuwait (?) [Video]

Extreme carpooling in Kuwait.It’s like a breath of fresh air watching 923 people pile out of this small SUV in oil- rich Kuwait. Tears of Jubbling joy! [A]


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Polls Schmolls – Who Gives A Shit What Climate Change Deniers Think. [Video]


YouTube: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO): Climate Change Debate

John Oliver on climate change pollsWhy on our flat earth (based on a poll from 331 BC) would we use polls to gauge science? Polls on climate change are shit! [U]


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Debate Over ‘What City Has The Worst Air Quality’ Ends With One Comment.

Most polluted cities in America.
Screenshot: Most Polluted Cities – StateOfTheAir.org

Gizmodo posted “Who Is Breathing the Worst Air in America?” using data supplied by StateOfTheAir.org. All good to know info about the air quality in the city you might live in or near.

But as people were searching for their city in the list, one commenter ended the debate about cities with the worst air quality in one sentence:

“The answer to the question posed in the headline is ‘My wife, every morning as I wake up.’”

Think Greenhouse GAS. [G]


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Watch Porn And Get A Tree Planted.

Pornhub is planting trees for Arbor Day

Dedication to your greenness may be a little conflicted with this one. The geniuses at Pornhub (I would provide a link but you probably already have the site bookmarked) have come up with a brilliant idea to plant a tree for every 100 videos people watch on their site. It’s to honor Arbor Day and it runs from April 25th – May 2nd. Well, it’s for the good of the environment…. [TDD]

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Kittyo Cat Spy-Cam Treat Feeder Is Exactly What Your Cat Didn’t Need. [Video]

Kittyo cat cam and treat dispenserHow’s this for a slogan: Kittyo – The tech device that you and your cat don’t need. The Kittyo has met its funding goal on Kickstarter so this product, that no cat would ever be interested in, is going to be a reality.

Hooray for crowd funding and hooray for ‘kick-me-in-the-nuts’ dumbass products that shouldn’t be. [G]


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