Only the Germans could come up with a single word to capture the churlish sentiment of feeling a sense of malicious glee at another’s downfall.
It’s a sentiment pouring from this recent Tweet from STT Champion, James Delingpole.
Which led us to these glee-giving videos.
While their capacity for self-immolation is well-known; as with their ability to give in to gravity and let their 290 tonne hulks splatter back to earth; likewise their habit of unshackling and throwing their 10 tonne blades a country mile (‘component liberation’ for those in the trade), it’s a rare and wondrous thing to watch these things doing all three: incinerating, hurling blades to the four winds and splattering their burning carcasses all over terra firma.
WARNING: for those with the misfortune of living within a kilometre or so of these things (or living in tinder dry country in summer) you may tend to feel a strong sense of (rather justifiable) anxiety.