Check out our interesting engineering facts and get some cool trivia related to amazing structures, famous landmarks and other impressive engineering achievements.
Learn about different types of engineering such as civil, mechanical, electrical, chemical and aerospace while enjoying all the incredible information related to famous bridges, buildings, dams, trains, tunnels and more.
- Engineers solve practical problems by applying mathematical and scientific knowledge.
- The word engineer comes from a Latin word meaning ‘cleverness’.
- Learn about different types of engineering jobs such as civil, mechanical and electrical with our engineering job facts.
- As of 2010, the tallest building in the world is the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, UAE. It reaches an incredible 828 metres (2717 feet) in height. Check out more building facts or our list of the tallest buildings in the world.
- The building of the Panama Canal, which links the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, was one of the most difficult engineering projects ever. It is estimated that over 25000 workers lost their lives during the long and dangerous project, with most dying from disease and landslides.
- Golf balls have dimples because they help reduce drag, this allows the ball to fly further than a smooth ball would.
- As of 2010, the longest suspension bridge in the world is the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge in Kobe, Japan. Opened in 1998, it spans an amazing 1991 metres (6529 feet). Check out more interesing bridge facts or our list of the longest bridges in the world.
- Used for water distribution, the Delaware Aqueduct in New York, USA is the longest tunnel in the world (as of 2010). Drilled through solid rock, it reaches a staggering 137 kilometres (85 miles) in length. More tunnel facts.
- The Hoover Dam, built along the Colorado River between 1931 and 1936 reaches 726 feet in height (221 metres).
- High speed passenger trains in China reach speeds of up to 350 kph (220 mph).
- The London Eye in England is the largest Ferris wheel in Europe, standing at a height of 135 metres (442 feet).
- The tallest wind turbine in the world has rotor tips that reach over 200 metres (656 feet) above the ground.
- Branches of engineering include aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, environmental,forensic, genetic,mechanical, military, nuclear, reverse, software and structural.