Wind power has become a valuable alternative in our current quest for renewable sources of energy. Now, thousands of years after the first windmill was invented, hundreds of sophisticated wind power plants have been constructed worldwide.
Wind turbines are the structures that harness wind energy and then convert it to usable electricity. They are located strategically, often on mountains. But, have you ever wondered how these giant wind turbine blades are transported all the way from the ground to the top of a mountain, thousands of meters above sea level?
We know you’re curious, so we’ll show you how it’s done. The video below shows how several wind turbines were transported from the ground to the mountaintop. Each turbine, measuring at least 160 feet in length and weighing at least 80 tons, was loaded on a truck and carried through steep slopes of around 30 degrees and 212 perilous sharp turns. This dangerous yet impressive work was undertaken in a windfam project in China.
Watch and be amazed:
The trucks delivered a total of 90 wind turbine blades. It took them five hours for each blade to reach the top, at an altitude of 2900 meters. Quite an accomplishment, huh?
Well, we definitely do not want to be in those truck drivers’ shoes! Can you imagine just how scary it must have been to drive a massive truck carrying an eight-ton passenger through narrow, snaking, mountainside roads? And, can you also imagine driving alongside those trucks? We are just glad that nothing went wrong on all 90 trips!
But hey, really, nothing worth having comes easy, right? So, kudos to the people involved in planning and executing the said feat! That’s more green energy for China!
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So, what do you think? Was your curiosity satisfied? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below!
Take This Helpful Reminder Before Drinking From a Soda Can
Better safe than sorry!
There have been stories about how a person can die from leptospirosis by drinking from soda cans that may have been contaminated with rat droppings or urine. But what is really the truth behind these claims? Anyone of us has been guilty of drinking straight from soda cans without even cleaning the top. But if we do, will that be enough?
Although it can be filthy to drink from the soda can without cleaning it first, the Leptospirosis Information Center (LIC) dismissed the leptospirosis warning as a fake. Also, exposure to diseased rats’ (or even other animals’) urine or feces may indeed cause leptospirosis in humans but drinking from a dirty soda can will highly unlikely result to the infection.
LIC explained that the bacteria Leptospira require being constantly immersed in water so it can thrive. This makes the bacteria unable to survive on dry surfaces. Since the surfaces of the soda cans do not hold moisture, the drinking containers won’t likely contaminate the contents....
Adolf Hitler’s Personal Phone Just Got Sold for $243,000
Adolf Hitler used to bark his evil orders using this telephone.
An old, scarlet phone that is believed to have once belonged to Adolf Hitler was sold at an auction for a whopping $243,000. The said phone, which could have been used to send orders to deliver countless people to their graves, was purchased by an unidentified individual who participated in the auction via telephone.
The old phone, along with a porcelain dog, were retrieved from Hitler's bunker by Ralph Rayner, a British officer, soon after the second world war ended. Ranulf Rayner, Ralph's son, said that Russian soldiers who were then in control of the city where Hitler's bunker was located handed over the said items to his father.
Adolf Hitler used to order the deaths of countless millions across the globe from this phone.
Top Cities in the World that Takes the Most Selfies, According to TIME Magazine
Let’s see if your city matches up to the rest of world when it comes to your love of selfies!
With social media sites like Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, and the like, more and more people who love their daily look (or just love to pose) can now post their selfies online. It's a huge phenomenon, and naturally, huge phenomena like these give us a lot of valuable data.
TIME Magazine made it their mission to build a database of more than 400,000 Instagram photos tagged "selfie" that also has its geographic coordinates. With this pool of data, they were then able to rank the 459 cities based on how many selfies they generated.