Falkirk Wheel

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“The Falkirk Wheel is a rotating boat lift located in Scotland, UK, connecting the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal, opened in 2002. It is named after the nearby town of Falkirk which is in central Scotland. The two canals were previously connected by a series of 11 locks, but by the 1930s these had fallen into disuse, were filled in and the land built upon.”


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    tiki god
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    this is pretty cool.

    RSIxidor
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    So it’s like swinging a bucket of water, but twisting it around in the middle of the swing? Crazy.

    Korinthian
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    I’m not sure if that analogy is accurate. It counterweights with lots of water.

    Aquaman43
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    Wow, Case. You posted something that’s not self serving.

    GrandAdmiralThrawn
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    Wow: This is hugely wasteful. How much did it cost to build this thing? And run it? There is no way it is cheaper then redigging the whole

    GrandAdmiralThrawn
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    *hole

    GrandAdmiralThrawn
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    *whole thing*

    H4p10
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    The fuck!
    Is that protean tech?