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Mon May 13, 2013
Implosion Interruptus: Silo Needs Extra Push To Come Down
We like videos of bridges and buildings and other things being blown up on purpose.
Here's the story of an implosion that didn't go quite according to plan, which may make it even more fun. On Sunday near Brisbane, Australia, a silo used to store malt for brewing beer was supposed to collapse upon itself after a set of controlled explosions.
The 50-year-old structure wouldn't go down. It leaned, but wouldn't topple. It took about 40 minutes for heavy equipment to push it over the rest of the way.
Some of our past posts about big explosions: