Thursday, July 17, 2008

Floor-by-floor demolition and the 400-MPH hand dryer

First, check out this time-lapse video of Kajima Construction demolishing an office building floor by floor from the bottom up, instead of imploding it with explosives, which I suspect is simply not feasible in the ├╝ber-tight confines of the typical Japanese city.





Read more about the technique here.


Next, after hearing rumors about the air-powered hand dryer that actually works, I finally got to try out Dyson's 400-mile-per-hour Airblade when I was at the airport the other day, and I was indeed impressed. It actually dried my hands thoroughly in only a few seconds. No more exiting the restroom while wiping your hands on your pant legs!



Mr. Dyson, I finally forgive you for that noisy, overpriced vacuum cleaner that you sold to my wife.


—Mellow Monk


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