TIL that the Channel Tunnel was originally proposed in 1802 and construction was attempted in 1880. Two tunnels were dug but the project was scrapped due to fears of invasion. The tunnels and the boring machine still exist under the Channel.

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Makes me shudder just thinking about how sketchy it would have been to work on a tunneling project like that in the 1800s.


I remember going throught the channel tunnel soonish after it was first opened. Went to UK as exchange student and all that. Some people would ask me “did you see the fish and the ocean ?” And I was like “yes of course, can even see pirate boats at the bottom of the ocean”.


What a boring story!


Chunnel. Rated R.


I want to see video of someone exploring the abandoned tunnels.