For some reason, there are plenty of people out there willing to try their hand at the “hard hat challenge,” in which worker’s attempt to launch a hard hat onto their head by stomping on a shovel, a 2x4, or any other launching mechanism. It all seems like fun and games until the wrong side of that hard hat ends up hitting you on top of the head, which seems to happen EVERY TIME.
Kids say the darndest things…so much so that there was a whole TV show made about it. Kids never really quite understand exactly what adults do for a living, so it’s really fun to hear about the little things they pick up on and then watch them try to put the pieces together.
The most terrifying thing on a job site is when workers get creative with heavy machinery. Sometimes it works out and nobody thinks anything of it, but, if they’re not extremely careful, chaos can’t break loose.
Just in time for Halloween, here’s a video of a bunch of dirty rats living below a concrete slab in Brazil that a group of lucky contractors had the pleasure of uncovering. As the crew broke up piece after piece of concrete, more and more rats scurried out in a hurry, much like that scene in the movie Ratatouille, when hundreds of rats fell out of the ceiling. At least those were animated.
There are many classic pranks that construction workers pull on the new guy on the site, such as being sent to find a left handed hammer or a light bulb repair kit, but this one might just be the most tiring.
Building implosions are always fun to watch, although sometimes they just don't go quite right.So when companies can accurately control a demolition and have two structures hit in mid-air, it's a thing of beauty! The Cockenzie power station in Scotland has two 487 foot tall chimneys and when it came time to demolish them, there was no better way then to have them strike mid-collapse.