Modern Marvels

World's Strongest III

Season 15, Ep 5, Aired 3/6/08
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  • Episode Description
  • Witness some mind-blowing feats of strength starting with the world's most powerful elevators. Discover the world's strongest tire, the strongest mountain bike, the world's strongest land transport vehicle that carries the Space Shuttle & strongest home blender.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Max Raphael

    Narrator

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (1)

    • Narrator: They're engineered to be the strongest machines of their kind. Whether it's hoisting a hundred tons worth of jet fighters, toting 15 million pounds of space shuttle gear on hundreds of two tons of shoes, of flipping 30 acrobats to a sheer vertical, you won't want to try any of this at home. But if you want a bicycle that's supposed to survive a forty foot fall or a blender that will margaritas and pulverize your phone, then we've got the beef. Now, the untold story of the World's Strongest, on Modern Marvels.

    Trivia (4)

    • During launch roll out, the crawler-transporter keeps its load level to such a degree that the nose cone of the space shuttle does not sway outside the diameter of a basketball.

    • One 70/70 Off-Road Tire inflated to 120 pounds per square inch has enough potential energy to blast a 200 pound man nearly 10,000 feet in the air.

    • The head tube of the Specialized Demo 8 is so strong it could bear the weight of a Mini Cooper automobile.

    • Not surprisingly, Las Vegas is a hotbed for the world's strongest – including the light beam on the Luxor Hotel. Rated at 42 billion candlepower, it's so strong that airline pilots can see it from 250 miles away.

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