About: The Worst Jobs In History - 2x03 - Industrial
This has my hands and feet sweating
Going up the cable of the Macinac bridge looks like a picnic by comparison to Brunel's bridge. See Mike Roe's Dirty Jobs for the former.
"walking is fine, but the idea of doing something else at the same time fills me with absolute terror".... cameraman laughs
I have no idea if that liquid is actually flammable, but if it is, could you imagine what just a tiny ember from that match could have done here....
Mining is still pretty dangerous, so you can imagine how much worse it was back then
I guess they still made soap that way because they could make a lot cheaply, but scented soaps had been around for hundreds of years.
called it a worst job but tony did have some half good fun with the glass blowers
The fact that Tony is willing to humiliate himself in the interests of educating people is just one of many reasons why I like this programme. Also it's a good thing that he branched out from Blackadder, a lot of actors often let one role define the rest of their careers, not that I don't enjoy his performance as Baldrick of course, he owned that role
love your white shirt
I can't for the life of me believe that it was faster to leg a boat through the tunnel as opposed to just using some oars
, you can hear the genuine terror in Tony's voice. So it was tremendously brave of him to do it.
Why wouldn't they call the bone cleaner a "boner"..?
I could never be a hurrier, the claustrophobia would be unbearable.
Lol...”knock ‘er up” sure means something else nowadays...!
When he did some of the others he forgot asbestos workers and watch painters who had to paint radium paint on the clock faces
i'm watching this in class unfortunately we have to watch this video
Huzzah for the narrow boats!
You can imagine the conversation between Brunel and his bridge buildings, "I have a cunning plan!"
"In those days, you wouldn't have been able to afford a phone'".
Why didn't they just hammer hooks into the side of the tunnel wall to just pull it along, would be quicker and less strenuous