Over at Alex on Film I’ve posted my thoughts on the Edward Burtynsky film Anthropocene: The Human Epoch. Well worth seeing, with stunning visuals carrying an important message. One of the many showstoppers was seeing a ginormous bucket-wheel excavator (BWE) operating in an open-pit mine in Germany. If this is the Bagger 493, which is used at this mine, then it’s the largest BWE ever made, and the heaviest terrestrial vehicle according to Guinness.
Impressive, but depressing too when you think of its job.
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What is the heaviest extra-terrestial vehicle according to Guinness? How did Alec Guinness get the job of assessing these things?
You’re looking at it. And Alec Guinness was just looking for another easy paycheck after Star Wars.
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