Monday, August 20, 2007

Big bang

Have you ever watched on TV when they show a building being imploded? It always fascinated me that they can just blow up steel buildings that are surrounded by other big buildings, without anything else being destroyed. I recently watched the news and they showed a bank in Salt Lake City being imploded so they could build something else there. That's got to be a lot of technical work to get the explosives just right so that it falls straight down and doesn't hurt any people or damage nearby buildings. What kind of training does a person go through to get to blow up buildings? Are there classes like Explosion 101, Demolition for Beginners, and Theory of Implosion?

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