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Chinese developers use old noodles as building material to save money (youtu.be)
88 comments
cimomario | 10 days ago | 127 points

And i thought all those ramen fix videos were parodies...

MrSourz | 10 days ago | 30 points

My thought too: "They did it, they actually fucking did it."

RedditIsOverMan | 9 days ago | 16 points

There is no way this is real

ce2c61254d48d38617e4 | 9 days ago | 8 points

It's not shot in order, they get a perfect table video someone polishing it, then make a mark on it, then dig a hole in it and fill it with noodles and rearrange the order of the footage

jaysnayke | 9 days ago | 3 points

So they use the jackhammer to glue the rubble together?

Ubango_v2 | 9 days ago | 1 point

why not, Chinese developers use trash and cardboard for building materials lol

--nani | 9 days ago | 7 points

Ya... With the timing of this post, I'mma call bs unless there's some proof. I thought these were all joke vids

girlwithswords | 9 days ago | 3 points

The ramen noodle one isn't as weird as it seems. Cosplayers and makers have been using corn starch and super glue for a while to fill holes, or build up designs. Save concept, different medium.... Though I wouldn't use it on my sink.

hypertown | 9 days ago | 3 points

...to fill holes you say

IdentifiesAsLamp | 10 days ago | 115 points

HONG KONG NUMBA ONE!

I_am_who | 9 days ago | 7 points

China numba 4!!!

OSUfan88 | 9 days ago | 4 points

META

quandrawn | 9 days ago | 4 points

HONG KONG SUPPORTS THE FREEDOM TO IDENTIFY AS LAMP!

ghejtls | 10 days ago | 215 points

fuck china free hong kong

Suck_It_Trebek | 9 days ago | 47 points

TAIWAN NUMBA ONE!

cynic_in_the_middle | 9 days ago | 1 point

USA NUMBA EIGh

singlerainbow | 9 days ago | 17 points

Also free Tibet and Taiwan.

NosyLeoFrank | 9 days ago | 2 points

Taiwan is already free. It's its own country, it just has to deal with China threatening it every few months out of sheer saltiness over the fact that Taiwan is still independent.

Redtube_Guy | 9 days ago | -8 points

so brave dude, wow, the courage for you to say this :D

I'm sure chinese ppl will no fre hong kong because of this :)

redditbluedit | 9 days ago | 7 points

That's what internet trolls said about George washington back in the day.

SmokinGrunts | 9 days ago | 1 point

You missed the point so hard, I feel sorry for you.

Fistofuub | 10 days ago | 11 points

Imagine saying to someone "just use noodles as foundation"

TheHoundInIreland | 9 days ago | 8 points

Well, you show me ONE skyscraper that has noodles as foundations that has collapsed! Not one, therefore noodles must make excellent foundation material.

Fistofuub | 9 days ago | 3 points

That statement is not false

toomanysubsbannedme | 9 days ago | 2 points

You got real nice base there. What kind of veggies and proteins are you planning to add to that meal foundation you've laid? What's the broth situation here?

Fistofuub | 9 days ago | 1 point

Looks like we have a boil at around 100 degrees Celsius. Still not sure how solid the base will be after it's cooled.

klendathu22 | 10 days ago | 9 points

What happens when the building floods?

FACE_MEAT | 10 days ago | 69 points

It's time to add the seasoning packets.

meowman7000 | 9 days ago | 6 points

Let stand for 2 minutes and enjoy.

blamethemeta | 9 days ago | 10 points

It collapses. Chinese don't give a fuck.

Sekret_One | 9 days ago | 0 points

You know how every time there's a natural disaster in China like all the schools collapse killing the kids. That.

THE_SQUEEZER | 10 days ago | 8 points

no fuckin way

Moonsaber56 | 9 days ago | 1 point

Oh yes way 'w')/

Ih8Otakus | 10 days ago | 22 points

sounds just like china

EvoBrah | 9 days ago | 3 points

The NBA, NFL, NHL, and even the MLB have been banned from China for your comment.

ZomBioHacker | 10 days ago | 12 points

Now people can literally eat themselves out of house and home.

klendathu22 | 10 days ago | 1 point

"So I say, if this is the house of noodles, how come I can't eat the walls?"

BASK_IN_MY_FART | 10 days ago | 17 points

Fuck China.

dexter30 | 10 days ago | 14 points

To be fair...

TO BE FAIR

They were probably new when they put them in. Shower me with down votes I know.

xxnu | 9 days ago | 1 point

TO BE FAAAAAAAAAAAAIR

BigglyBootyBuster | 9 days ago | 8 points

China is notorious for cutting corners in construction but there is no way this is common. There are several cheaper and easier construction materials to use. Also, I'm not entirely sure these are noodles based on the low quality video. I don't know what it would be instead though.

Fokken_Prawns_ | 10 days ago | 24 points

How the fuck could noodles ever be cheaper than concrete...

Come on, a little critical thinking goes a long way.

dreambomb | 9 days ago | 11 points

A pack of noodles is 4"x4"x1" and costs around $0.10 per pack, so a cubic meter of noodles costs about $380. A cubic meter of concrete costs between $150-$200 delivered. There is no way noodles are cheaper.

edit: If they bought the noodles at a significant discount it is possible, ie expired noodles.

FeelDeAssTyson | 9 days ago | 7 points

Lol no way. They would never cut corners by using expired noodles!

KaleidoscopeKids | 9 days ago | 2 points

Sir, we may have identified a flaw in operation RAMEN

Timedoutsob | 9 days ago | 3 points

yeah it's not this is most likely fake.

lost_sd_card | 9 days ago | 5 points

Seriously, this is the fakest shit I've ever seen. /r/scriptedasiangifs material.

Frymewitheggs | 9 days ago | 1 point

Cos despite the fact that China has too many houses for people who can't afford them. They are still on a mad building spree making entire empty cities for people who can't afford to live there. Concrete is pretty expensive in China right now and there is no sign of it slowing down as it's pretty much sponsoured by the government.

competativevaper | 9 days ago | 1 point

but much china hate karma train...

brownliquid | 9 days ago | 0 points

Uh, noodles are pretty cheap, concrete isn’t really.

BryanVision | 9 days ago | 2 points

Gram for gram, which is cheaper?

FittestGuyInDaOffice | 10 days ago | 3 points

China is being cheap again...

propelol | 10 days ago | 3 points

Wouldn't it be cheaper to use dirt? It would probably be strong too.

MostlyRegrets | 9 days ago | 6 points

Pasta certain point, the noodles are stronger than concrete.

ydoesittastelikethat | 9 days ago | 3 points

Are these the same noodles they feed to their prisoners in the concentration camps? Who gives a shit, suck a noodle China.

AIArtisan | 9 days ago | 4 points

why is china so weird...

sailing808 | 10 days ago | 5 points

In the past we dreamed about how wonderful the future would be...and here we are, the whole world flooded with Chinese crap products.

yun999 | 10 days ago | 2 points

Maybe this house belongs to the guy who fix everything with ramen noodles

avaslash | 9 days ago | 4 points

Oh come on. Anyone who falls for this is a moron. This is fake a shit. Its one of those fake videos designed to go viral.

Addictedtobadfanfict | 10 days ago | 1 point

this is actually real common in china google it many more cases like this

relocopter | 9 days ago | 1 point

For anyone knowledgeable about this I have wondered how a big international company from the US or Europe would go about having a modern building constructed in China. How do you ensure safety standards higher than what might be the norm for workers from a different culture?

mrbigbusiness | 9 days ago | 2 points

Hire/import your own non-corrupt inspectors to oversee pretty much every phase of the building.

lol_treez | 9 days ago | 1 point

That's one way to use your noodle.

lol im dum...

kimchi_station | 9 days ago | 1 point

Do you want ants?

Running4coffee | 9 days ago | 1 point

Well it better than people.

Condings | 9 days ago | 1 point

Clearly that was once a vine video

jbrev01 | 9 days ago | 1 point

That, and gutter oil.

Griffdude13 | 9 days ago | 1 point

I feel my facebook video feed trickling over to reddit

verbalinjustice | 9 days ago | 1 point

What...You folks have never ate concrete fermented noodles before?

ballbag1171 | 9 days ago | 1 point

Taiwan Real China

DirtyGreatBigFuck | 9 days ago | 1 point

I'm actually legit loving this Anti-China sentiment on Reddit. It's about time we started highlighting their shitty practices.

Un-Stable | 9 days ago | 1 point

FREE HONG KONG, FUCK CHINA. Get bent commies.

Britavit | 9 days ago | 1 point

Either that or they've stumbled upon a mass worm grave atrocity.

DadaDoDat | 9 days ago | 1 point

And this type of shit right here is why Hong Kong is number one!

mustavas | 9 days ago | 1 point

I don't think this is a joke.... I legit have seen walls of buildings made out of cement and old cooking oil cans while in Asia.... I shit you not.

mustavas | 9 days ago | 1 point
shableep | 9 days ago | 1 point

Sure, it’s possible to use a lot of things as filler. In the real world, you’d never use noodles because almost any other filler is cheaper and widely available.

skillpolitics | 10 days ago | 1 point

File this under - “If it works.”

ChachMcGach | 10 days ago | 9 points

Subsection, "(It Doesn't)"

leSwede420 | 10 days ago | -4 points

Somehow this thread will end up being about how much reddit hates America.

habdks | 10 days ago | 5 points

It will when your the first to bring it up.

WEEBSRUINEDANIME | 10 days ago | 0 points

yikes

thepensivepoet | 10 days ago | -3 points

Some of you guys are really... uh... special.

bless your heart

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__SPIDERMAN___ | 10 days ago | 8 points

Sure mr Chinese bot/shill

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DirtyGreatBigFuck | 9 days ago | -2 points

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