Bigger Than a Skyscraper, but They Moved It Somehow

Date: 2020-12-22 01:32:22


When the Titanic began its fateful voyage, it weighed about 52,000 tons. Now, how did they even get it into the water in the first place? Step 1, find tons of soap and natural fat. Step 2, dump it all over the ramp in front of the Titanic. They even put grease all over the outside of the ship, to make sure it didn’t get scratched, dented, or even rip open. Just like that, the Titanic plopped softly into the water and the workers and owners breathed a sigh of relief.

When they built the Aswan Dam in Egypt, they needed to clear out a huge area for the new artificial lake. Almost 100,000 people had to move out of their homes! That was the easy part. But engineers also had to try to move 2 huge ancient Egyptian temples, or they’d be lost underwater forever. So what did they do? Let’s find out! Today, we’ll tell you about the most epic transport operations in history and the biggest things ever to be transported by sea or moved on the road.


The Titanic 0:01
Two huge ancient Egyptian temples 0:37
The world’s heaviest evaporator 1:39
Gas production platform 2:27
Bell tower 3:19
The heaviest building ever moved 3:51
30 tons of space rock (No trucks or paved roads) 4:08
Levitated Mass 5:01
The Swedish ship Vasa 5:31
The shuttle Endeavor 6:15
The Statue of Liberty 6:57
The largest land transport on the planet 7:29
The world’s largest gas turbine 8:04
The Great Pyramid of Giza 8:30

Center of Wadi Halfa, Sudan, from hilltop: By Bertramz, CC BY 3.0 ,
Endeavour moving through Los Angeles: By Pedro Szekely/Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0 ,
The Bagger 288 bucket-wheel excavator: By Martinroell, CC BY-SA 2.5 ,
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A view from the South East of Troll A Platform: By Swinsto101,
Off shore oil platform (of Condeep type) under construction in Norway: By Bluemoose,
Endeavour on display at the California Science Center: By Elliottwolf,
Bucket-wheel excavators 288 and 258 in Garzweiler surface mine: By Raimond Spekking, CC BY-SA 4.0 ,
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