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TIL 78-year-old Dashrath Manjhi in India spent 22 years carving a 1km road through rocky hills – reddit repost

2012.10.29 04:45:36 by andy category : reddit&4ch Tags :funny reddit TIL

TIL 78-year-old Dashrath Manjhi in India spent 22 years carving a 1km road through rocky hills, using only a hammer and chisel, to allow people of his isolated village easy access to the nearest town doctor.

Yakra
Good thing no one ever showed him Minecraft.

garypooper
Pops out of the floor in a mall in Pasadena. Lava kills 1000’s of yuppies.

johnpseudo
Nice road, dude.

JVM_
Google earth view – you can see the hill that he went through. https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Wazirganj,+Bihar,+India&hl=en&ll=24.840719,85.193303&spn=0.008909,0.016512&sll=33.784505,-84.376031&sspn=0.119988,0.222988&t=f&hnear=Wazirganj,+Gaya,+Bihar,+India&z=17&ecpose=24.82905042,85.19490853,369.54,-7.119,79.245,0 Scroll-wheel to get perspective on the hill Click and pull down to see the two villages.

fap_socks
Video.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3E84EIKlY4g

sbharnish
shot of the path he carved… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3E84EIKlY4g#t=3m39s

zuperxtreme
“Oh, did you read the story about the Indian who carved a road through rocky hills? “Here’s satellite imagery of that, here you have it in 3d, oh and a video just in case.” Fucking internet, man. :’)

exisito
Did anyone else read the title as “using only a hamster and a chisel” or am I really that nuts?

CaptureClay
The ultimate DIY

LeftHandofSatan
Well fuck. This makes me seriously question my level of motivation.

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