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Aug 04 2010

Five Man Made Structures That Go Beyond My Comprehension

Published by at 7:20 am under Oddly Enough


I’ll never forgot one stoned night I was sitting on a balcony on the 50th floor of a fancy building here in New York City when my buddy looked over at me and said “f*ck the Pyramids, look at this!”  And you know something?  It made complete sense.  As I looked out at all the skyscrapers I couldn’t even fathom how in the hell these buildings existed, let alone functioned.

Yeah I get it with the 8 wonders of the world and all that.  I understand that some things are and were incredibly difficult to build.  But there are some things in this world that I truly think go beyond comprehension.  Things that when you think about it really seem impossible.  When you look at the stats it just doesn’t make sense that these things exist.

I’ve decided to talk about 5 that need further examination…..

New York City (or Hong Kong)


OK let’s forget the fact that the New York Metropolitan area has over 19.1 million people in it.   That in itself is absurd. As of August 2008, New York City had 5,538 highrise buildings,  with 50 completed skyscrapers taller than 656 feet. This is more than any other city in United States, and second in the world behind Hong Kong.  Just think about that for a second.  50 buildings over over 656 feet.  What the hell?  The avg male human is 5’9.  I mean what?  Yeah we have machines, etc etc.  But really think about it.  Seriously think about it. Oh and then the other 5488 other tall buildings.  I just can’t imagine how this many buildings were built, period.  It’s truly ridiculous.   P.S.  Hong Kong has 7650 highrise buildings  WOW.

The Pyramids


Give the technology at the time I just can’t see how the Pyramids were even possible.   I’m seriously not even joking when people suggest the possibility that aliens put these things on earth.  I mean I know it’s not technically true but good Lord.   I mean structures built at that size up to 2600 years B.C. and with that much astronomical alignment?  What the hell?  Sure today they could be build in two seconds but back then?  I still don’t get it.

The NYC Subway System


OK I discussed the whole NYC building thing.  But the subway? It is one of the oldest and most extensive public transportation systems in the world, with 468 stations in operation (423 if stations connected by transfers are counted as a single station); 229 miles (369 km) of routes, translating into 656 miles of revenue track; and a total of 842 miles including non-revenue trackage. In 2009, the subway delivered over 1.579 billion rides, averaging over five million (5,086,833 rides) on weekdays, 2.9 million on Saturdays, and 2.2 million on Sunday.  I mean what?  What the hell?  I don’t get it.



How the hell did people transport these damned things?  Seriously.

The Great Wall of China

Great Wall

Again, consider how long ago this thing was built, I just don’t get it.  The most comprehensive archaeological survey, using advanced technologies, has recently concluded that the entire Great Wall, with all of its branches, stretches for 8,851.8 km (5,500.3 mi). This is made up of 6,259.6 km (3,889.5 mi) of sections of actual wall, 359.7 km (223.5 mi) of trenches and 2,232.5 km (1,387.2 mi) of natural defensive barriers such as hills and rivers.  Jesus Christ that’s big.

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