Tag: shaft

Ever wondered how strong carbon fiber is compared to steel? Watch this twist machine snap both of these car shafts.


Photo: Hiroko Masuike/The New York Times This is incredibly sad and horrifying. A 41-year-old woman named Suzanne Hart was crushed to death by an elevator shaft after it shot up suddenly while she was half-way into the elevator car. The details are pretty horrific and to believe that there were two people inside the elevator […]

This is scary if the uploader is to be believed. According to her, National Elevators (not sure which one, but a company by that name at least) deploys elevators with a mechanical glitch where if you call the elevator UP, and stand in the doorway until you hear the “nudge sound”, and then get in […]


The Daily Mail has some fantastic (and big!) pictures of one of the world’s deepest underground shafts. This particular shaft is located in China and measures an incredible 3100 feet in depth. An international team of explorers climbed down the shaft during a one-month period and stayed about 4-5 days at a time at the […]