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Train-Sized Drill Eats Through Earth and Concrete

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Last month in Leipzig, Germany, the world's most enormous drill bit emerged from this wall. It was boring a subway tunnel. Want to see the drill up close?

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Here's a close-up of the massive drill head. This is one of those moments when it is perfectly appropriate to exclaim: "DUDE!" You may also slap your head, or the head of the person next to you.

Illustration for article titled Train-Sized Drill Eats Through Earth and Concrete
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Photos by Sebastian Willnow/AFP/Getty Images.

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katanamind-old
Katana_Mind

I like the fact that the pic makes it look like the drill missed its pre-prepaired exit mark by a coupla' meters.

Since y'know, there's a big cement circle-thingy to the right of it.

And, yes, it is friday afternoon and I'm tired and this is probably not the case, but, it made me smirk, and that kids, is what is most important.

Smirking.