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Anchor chain for the world’s largest ship is so big it makes humans look like mini figurines

By Abraham Piper

A new family of container ships are currently being built that will be the largest ever. They are called “Triple E’s” and are 2 meters short of a quarter mile long.

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Many aspects of these behemoths would be incredible to consider, but let’s just take a look for a moment at a piece of the chain that will be used to anchor these ships…

Largest Ships Anchor Chain

If you pretend that this is a close-up picture of a normal-sized chain, that dockworker we see would be about the size of a little green army man. In real life, of course, that’s a normal sized man and he just happens to be climbing over links of chain that weigh more than 500 pounds each.

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(Photo: John Francis Peters, via Business Week)

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