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Man digs basement using model diggers

Posted on Wednesday, 15 February, 2012 | Comment icon 24 comments


Image credit: CC 2.0 Daniele Margaroli

 
By Offeiriad, Staff News Writer

A Canadian man has spent the last 15 years digging out his basement using model construction vehicles.

An average of 8-9 cubic yards are moved each year through the use of a miniature digger, tractor and rock crusher, which is then brought outside and consolidated into piles. The homeowner, Joe, started the project after a severe rainstorm caused a partial cave-in beneath one corner of his home. The remote-control vehicles were acquired over time and kept winter boredom at bay as he continued to work on the hole beneath his home.

"A Canadian guy named Joe has been digging out the basement of his house using nothing but radio-controlled scale model construction equipment."

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Comment icon #15 Posted by woopypooky on 16 February, 2012, 11:55
its seems like everyone believe the story. but i think there aint any proof he didnt used shovels and hoes. instead of just that toy.
Comment icon #16 Posted by auroraTerra on 18 February, 2012, 4:11
Guess he had nothin g better to do back in 1997 XD
Comment icon #17 Posted by JGirl on 18 February, 2012, 5:16
lay off the weed joe. get outside and walk the dog or something.
Comment icon #18 Posted by Sevenof Seven on 19 February, 2012, 20:13
But why would anyone want to do this? Amazing... I suppose 'just because he could' is the answer!
Comment icon #19 Posted by and then on 20 February, 2012, 0:45
But why would anyone want to do this? Amazing... I suppose 'just because he could' is the answer! Maybe, but I think he did it because he found it to be a relaxing hobby. It would appeal to a person with a meticulous nature and it would give the satisfaction of accomplishing something unique.
Comment icon #20 Posted by Sevenof Seven on 21 February, 2012, 9:08
Maybe, but I think he did it because he found it to be a relaxing hobby. It would appeal to a person with a meticulous nature and it would give the satisfaction of accomplishing something unique. Relaxing? ROFL. How could this be relaxing? Any psychologist would deem this guy imbalanced; but, having said that, it's an interesting case. What did he do with all the dirt? In such small amounts, I suppose he probably just put it out the window!?
Comment icon #21 Posted by skookum on 24 February, 2012, 16:38
He'd do well as a contractor for the government. No he would do the job to quickly.
Comment icon #22 Posted by and then on 24 February, 2012, 21:54
Relaxing? ROFL. How could this be relaxing? Any psychologist would deem this guy imbalanced; but, having said that, it's an interesting case. What did he do with all the dirt? In such small amounts, I suppose he probably just put it out the window!? It's not so far fetched. Some people relax by painting or sculpting or even writing. This guy took working models and used them as his brush/pen...For some people the extreme discipline of this would have been very fulfilling and relaxing Hell, he may have even been stoned when he did it - you never know
Comment icon #23 Posted by Sevenof Seven on 26 February, 2012, 10:07
It's not so far fetched. Some people relax by painting or sculpting or even writing. This guy took working models and used them as his brush/pen...For some people the extreme discipline of this would have been very fulfilling and relaxing Hell, he may have even been stoned when he did it - you never know Well, good for him. This is a personal experience that will not make sense to everyone but it sounds like it makes sense to the guy who did this, so if that made him feel good or like he accomplished something worthwhile and if it made him feel good about himself, then good on him!
Comment icon #24 Posted by lightly on 28 February, 2012, 13:33
.. I love this guy ... *beep* *beep* *beep*


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