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Crane Jenga

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10 100 ft long I beams are spaced 10 feet apart and perpendicularly stacked in layers 30 stories high. Then two competing crane operator teams pull them out one at a time over the course of a TV season, while personal back stories are told. The drama builds until some unlucky operator pulls the wrong piece and costs their team lots of money.
leinypoo13, May 28 2013

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       //10 100 ft long I beams are spaced 10 feet apart and perpendicularly stacked in layers 30 stories high. //   

       Are you sure?
rcarty, May 28 2013
  

       shipping containers?
not_morrison_rm, May 28 2013
  

       [rcarty] no, [morrison] yes, that might be better.
leinypoo13, May 28 2013
  

       A bun cuz it's as good as any other reality tv shows out there.
AusCan531, May 28 2013
  

       I think there would need to be some serious lubrication action going on here as part of the setup for removing each beam.
ytk, May 28 2013
  

       //I think there would need to be some serious lubrication action going on here as part of the setup for removing each beam.   

       Yes, gotta get the teens too. Oiled up female wrestling on just-trucked in stacks of I beams for the first few shows will increase market share. Good idea.
leinypoo13, May 29 2013
  

       Funny Idea but I don't think the physics scale that way.
metarinka, May 30 2013
  

       [+] hah - good one!
xandram, May 30 2013
  

       Nice visual. +
blissmiss, May 30 2013
  

       //Funny Idea but I don't think the physics scale that way   

       Given sufficient violence, it can be made to work. Shaped charges? Or more prosaically, lots of ptfe.
not_morrison_rm, Jun 01 2013
  

       I think one could have a rigid awl (scaled up) in place and then tap it hard with a wrecking ball, impartining enough force to overcome inertia and shoot the beam out the far side.   

       Maybe a mix of beams, logs, shipping containers etc. A few large "oject d'art" - retired civic sculpture etc. It would add some strategery.
bungston, Jun 01 2013
  
      
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