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Embarrassing Moments in Engineering

Don’t you just hate it when you spend millions of dollars for a large construction, only to find out there is something fundamentally wrong underneath? Oh yeah, especially when the failure becomes apparent during a big public grand opening. It happens, and mental_floss has a look at four cases of embarrassing (and expensive) mistakes in huge projects. Link

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As an aside, the design flaw that doomed the Tacoma Narrows bridge recently inspired budding inventor Shawn Frayne to conceive the Wind Belt concept for harnessing wind energy. I encourage tinkerers, greenies and the like to look it up and check it out.
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