Interesting Factoid: Humber Bridge

Interesting Factoid: Humber Bridge

Humber BridgeJust and interesting fact about the Humber Bridge in England — The perfectly vertical towers are actually 36mm further apart at the top than they are at the bottom, due to the curvature of the earth!  You gotta admit.  That is cool!


6 Responses

  1. Dave says:

    What are you saying? The world is round? Did Al Gore put you up to this?

    Y’know, there are plenty or scientists out there (who refuse to give their names) who says the jury’s still out on the whole curvature-caused tower divergence issue. I think the towers divergence is cyclical. They were just blowing in the wind and they measured the distance when they HAPPENED to be father apart.

    Who gets the Nobel Prize for this one? Stanley Tapemeasure?

  2. Reluctant says:

    You’re lame. You have to turn every political.

  3. Dave says:

    It was a joke.

  4. Reluctant says:

    Yeah… I know. It’s still a political joke 😉

  5. Mike W. says:


    Everything is political! I thought it was funny, Dave.

  6. Reluctant says:

    I thought it was funny too! Just pointing out that he turns everything political.

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