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This Canadian has a hobby playing with scale R/C models of construction equipment. Bored with just building them, he decided to excavate his basement... 15 years ago.

http://jalopnik.com/5884800/since-1997-a-man-has-been-digging-out-his-basement-using-only-rc-scale+model-construction-equipment

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52 seconds into the video I got frustrated and would've went down there with a icecream scoop and done a yrs work in about 2 minutes. Damn Canadians!!!!!!!:flipoff:
 

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Must be the one guy that doesn't play hockey...
 

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hold on...let me get this right...he sets the 2 RC cars up on the rock/ledge, scoops up all the dirt from one side of it, then dumps it on the other side of the rock...just to have another RC car scoop the dirt up again...?:suicide:
 

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Oh man, that guy has too much time on his hands! But I admire his modeling skills. Looks like the thing has a little hydro system!
 

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He's prepping for Dec 2012.
That or digging a dungeon in case he does meet a girl....:idea:
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Shit...I don't have the patience to dig a hole with a shovel...can't imagine doing it with a RC excavator
 

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hold on...let me get this right...he sets the 2 RC cars up on the rock/ledge, scoops up all the dirt from one side of it, then dumps it on the other side of the rock...just to have another RC car scoop the dirt up again...?:suicide:
Actually, no. It gets better:

At an average rate of eight or nine cubic feet of earth moved each year, the process has been absolutely glacial. But what do you expect when every morning he drives his little excavator on its transport truck down to the basement, unloads it, and then uses it to dig out the basement walls.

Then Joe uses the excavators to load R/C trucks and they work their way up a spiral ramp to the basement window where the soil gets dumped outside.

Then, once it's outside, he uses bulldozers to consolidate the pile of excavated dirt.
 

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Seems a bit obsessive, maybe there's some autism there. That aside, I think its kind of cool. Hell, I have one of those little indoor R/C Helicopters and I can fly that thing around the room for hours.

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