The Three Gorges Dam is the only true engineering marvel on this planet deserving of the title ‘mind-blowing’. The dam is so big that its construction slowed the rotation of the entire planet. There’s something called the moment of inertia, which basically describes how fast an object can rotate about its axis.
The largest dam yet built, it created a reservoir the size of the Kingdom of Bahrain. If the object is wider, it can rotate less-quickly, which is why Olympic divers curl up into a tight little ball when doing those crazy flips. Now, we should point out that the effect is microscopic.
And you better believe all this bigness leads to craziness.
Craziness so big and bigness so crazy that it’s impossible to fit it all into a single top ten list. Forget the Eiffel Tower, the Forth Bridge or the Hoover Dam.
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Raise a whole load of river water 175 meters into the air, and you’re gonna affect the moment of inertia for the entire planet. As in, the Three Gorges Dam adds only 0.06 microseconds to the length of the day.