Terrorists are not always smart!
It seems some rebels in Suriname (circa 1985) wanted to overthrow the government. They decided to blow up a major transmission line from the hydro dam to the capitol city of Paramaribo. They attached four equal charges of dynomite to the transmission tower and threw the switch. Kaboom!
The tower dropped about four feet but never toppled. Electric power was never interrupted and the government power line workers simply returned and regrouted the feet. Along the 100 mile highway from the city to the river dam there is one transmission tower that is shorter than all the others.
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