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I think it would be cool to see which team could build the strongest bridge to span say a 5 meter (or whatever) gap. Have an excavator (trackhoe) set weights on the bridge till it gives out. Idea has potential. Another idea, build excavators. They have to have a boom, stick, and bucket. Most dirt moved in an hour wins. Another thought. Winches; the team to construct the strongest winch wins. Keep them constricted to size or weight or something. And has to be powered via human work. No motors or engines. One last quick idea. Have teams build some sort of 4x4 or something to compete in a best of 3 tug of war at the end. Could be interesting to see. Well that's enough for now.
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