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Azure Jane Lunatic (Azz) 🌺 ([personal profile] azurelunatic) wrote2018-12-10 12:29 pm

Earth-shattering kaboom

Me two weeks ago: "Technicians will be performing a routine 5-year safety test of the elevators. ... This is not expected to cause an audible disturbance inside [Borg] space."

Me today: "Soooooo... it turns out that it does 'cause an audible disturbance' because they load the elevators up with bricks and then drop them."

My people prairie-dogged to see what was going on.

[personal profile] frobisherw 2018-12-12 01:57 am (UTC)(link)
That is an EXCELLENT link, BTW. The same company offers two forms of heavy-things for testing cranes -- a cheaper one made of steel, and a more expensive one filled with lead, which they recommend when space is a concern, because lead is EVEN HEAVIER.