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Doctor Who thing: Dalek spotted in Bellingham, Washington!

Kevyn Jacobs on Google+ shared photographic evidence of an impending Dalek invasion of the Pacific Northwest:

Dalek bollard

At the top right of the image you can see a regular ol’ cement bollard like the one that has been Dalekized.

The sign taped to the sidewalk reads:


See Kevyn Jacobs on Google+ for another angle on the Dalek.

The photo was taken on May 11th. I wonder if the Dalek is still there…

Via Boing Boing.

(If you stumble across a cool Doctor Who thing, feel free to email me with a link.)

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  • Patrick

    I live in Bellingham, and someone did an R2-D2 one a while back, too!

  • RogerBW

    Of course it’s drooping. It’s not on a metal floor.

  • LaSargenta

    Concrete bollard. Not cement. Concrete.

  • I honestly do not understand the difference.

    And does it really matter? Someone knitted a giant Dalek condom. Who cares if it’s concrete or cement? :->

  • LaSargenta

    I think a Dalek condom would be excellent.

    Maybe it is perceived as a small thing…but, for me, in my work this is a basic item. And, in fact, for everyone else, the difference between cement and concrete is huge. You don’t want a bollard built out of cement as it wouldn’t protect you.

    Cement is a powder of limestone and silicates (there is a fair bit of variety, but this is the basics) that has been baked. Mix that with water and it hardens, usually pretty quickly and while giving off a lot of heat. Not a lot you can do with it alone.

    Mix cement and sand and water and you get mortar, the stuff between bricks. (Also, stucco, but that’s got a couple other things added for weather resistance, workability, etc.)

    Mix cement, sand, gravel and water and you get concrete. This is a lot harder and (interestingly) flexible than cement, so it isn’t as brittle and can be used, with some reinforcing inside, as a bollard and is capable of stopping a car from crashing into the pedestrians on the sidewalks.

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