On November 8 a massive sinkhole appeared on a busy intersection in the southern city of Fukuoka in Japan. The size of the sinkhole – 30 meters long, 27 meters wide and is 15 meters deep – not just scared the shit out of the Japanese (aggravating the fear that their country is sinking), it also re-triggered a worldwide concern over man-made destruction of the planet.
But let us for a moment disassociate ourselves from that persistent fear of the obvious and focus on something that shows why Japan can kick the ass of any country in the world.
KYODO VIA REUTERS
Combination pictures show the sinkhole on November 8 and the reconstructed road on November 15. KYODO NEWS
Yes, the road is back on for traffic!
Now you must be saying, “Oh, that’s incredible!” But wait till you hear this: the rebuilt road is a insane THIRTY TIMES STRONGER than the road which went into a sinkhole.
Japanese media reports that though the road was ready for the traffic by November 11, the Japanese engineers decided to ensure that everything was rock solid.
Asahi SHimbun/Masaru Komiyaji
Call it their discipline, their technical mastery, or whatever badass you can associate Japanese to, but they did what no country on earth can boast of.