Behold the melon-twisting Schröder Staircase by Mathematician Kokichi Sugihara of Meiji University – a 3D model which appears the same right side up and upside down, it’s left end always looking taller than its right.
Behold: the Norfolk Southern–Gregson Street Overpass in Durham, North Carolina — aka the 11 Foot 8 Bridge, aka ‘The Can Opener’.
For eleven years, this low span has been tearing the tops off trucks despite light sensors and clear signage warning the drivers of tall vehicles. The carnage has been such that the bridge has long since been fitted with a camera, generating an endless stream of impact videos
Due to an unground sewage line, the road can’t be lowered but the local authority has now finally agreed to raise the bridge height by eight inches, thereby ending an era.
Mairead Doherty writes:
Health&Safety view from my office window. He’s on the back of a building on Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin
Marvel superheroes arranged by height (seemingly based on their appearance in comic books as opposed to films) by Aleksandra Sobic, brand manager of Halloween Costumes (who’s probably as much of an authority on this as anyone).
inB4u with: Robert Downey Jr? 6’6″? What an actor.
Full size version here.