The perfect split
By - Meem-man
Think about how many millennia man has hewn thru rock. Humans have been around 50,000 years. He’s still using very similar techniques to those who put together the pyramids.
Homosapiens, AKA modern humans have been around for at least 200 thousand years
The pyramids are young in the grand scheme of things.
Fun fact! Cleopatra lived closer to the moon landings than the building of the great pyramid of Giza
And depending on your outlook it will be either nature taking its course or the greatest tragedy this universe has ever seen. Given the age of the universe... you can probably guess which side I lean towards.
It’s not pessimism, it’s literally the truth. Evolution be like that sometimes 🤷♂️
There's really no way of knowing if that's "the truth."
I’m not sure if it’s “true” that the sun will come up in the morning, but it keeps happening so I’ll bet it will.
Our extinction in less than a million years is far more doubtful.
He’s not saying we’re going to go extinct, he’s saying we’ll have evolved to not look like humans anymore. Whales used to be 4 legged mammals, and humans used to be hairy apes. In a million years we won’t look like we do. Pretty simple.
Your example took far longer than a million years.
Anybody know what kind of rock this is? That color gradient inside is really striking.
Came here for this I really wanna know too that gradient at the top 👌
Came here for the same ...
A large one.
My work here is done.
My, aren't we clever...
Maybe can check r/whatsthisrock
Thanks. Guessing it's some kind of sandstone. I also sent the video to one of my best friends, who is a geologist. Will report back.
Geologist friend wasn't positive, but thought it could be a finer grain sandstone, like mudstone, with the color gradient caused by proximity to a heat source at one time, causing a slight metamorphism.
I really thought the rock would fell on top of him
It’s clear he wanted it to be a nice clean split like that but what would the stone be used for?
Building materials, countertops, veneer
Uh uh uh uh uh. *R O C K*
Steel toe sandals?
Yea he needs toe protection
Its like a knife through butter, but its the rock
Idk I don't normally need a sledge hammer and several large metal spikes to cut through butter but idk enough about butter cutting to dispute you.
We got different butter my friend
They got margarine
It's* like a knife
it's* the rock
This guy rocks!
Just as well he split it in half, he can pick it up now......
We need sound check over here please
Why the duck does this video have no sound?
Don't know sounds good here
Mine has sound
Great hand eye coordination
WTF is this? It's not even a video/gif it's just a static image.
sometimes it bugs out, trying adding a v at the end. instead of .gif, make it .gifv
Well I'll be dipped. All apologies in that case and thanks for the tech tip.
The rock? Satisfying, This guys lack of PPE? Not so much.
That's a very good point actually..
That is niiiice
That must be hard graft. In the raging sun too. Phew!
Also no ear protection.. yikes
it's a video, with sound
i love when a rock sounds hollow like this
I wanna touch it
It's so smoooooooooth
This technique can be applied to any rock?
Cleaved in twain. It would have been cool if a dinosaur jumped out.
In sandals no less... 💪☝️
Please to see, rock splitting on YouTube.
As satisfying as it is to do this with a wheel of parm, I can only imagine it's better with a rock. No yummy reward though.
Guarantee you he's got a mean ass right hook
Where did he learn this alien technology
Man that would be the best looking kitchen surface ever to exist.
I am amazed by the smoothness of the split, that colour gradient, and the accuracy of his swings.
It escapes me how people can do work like this while also blithely refusing to wear eye protection.
What was his crime? That's some hard fucking labor
I think a phobia that I didn't even know existed, manifested in my psyche: the irrational fear of thinking that big rocks will split and crush me if I get too close. Thanks, I hate this 😨
Alien technology....it’s gotta be....jk
What beats a mic drop?
This dude is out here in slides and socks! Beast mode.