Thomas Edison tried two thousand different materials in search of a filament for the light bulb. When none worked satisfactorily, his assistant complained, “All our work is in vain. We have learned nothing.”
Edison replied very confidently, “Oh, we have come a long way and we have learned a lot. We know that there are two thousand elements which we cannot use to make a good light bulb.”
The Chinese sustainable building company, Broad Group, has yet attempted another impossible feat, building a 30-story tall hotel in 360 hours, after building a 15-story building in a week earlier in 2011.
It can stand against 9 magnitude earthquake having 20 times purer air inside the building. And it is fully furnished.
The building was built over last Christmas time and finished before New Years Eve of 2012.