When we first came across this picture, we thought, oh man, that is definitely fake. The second time we saw this picture, some of us in the office thought, I could do that, no problem. Of course, it was right then and there that we decided to get to the bottom of the mystery stunt.
After doing some pretty intensive research for the better part of 10 minutes, we decided the picture was not fake and the guy operating this excavator, get this, LIVED. As you can see from the picture, this object that the excavator is climbing up appears to be made for just that purpose!
Now, we are unclear what country has such liberal rules set up for it’s excavators and their operators but don’t try and tell us that you wouldn’t want to see this all go down. We are also pretty unclear as to why someone has a tower built in this fashion. Is it just so any excavator can try to climb it?
After discussing this event thoroughly, we came to two conclusions. First, the co-workers that claimed they could do this are very sadly mistaken. It would take years to be able to pull something like this off and even if they were able to dedicate that kind of time to training, there is no way they would have the guts. Second, we are 99.95% sure that the operator of this excavator is Evel Knievel. If you don’t know who that is, we suggest you Google him.