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At first, the planned demolition of a building may not seem like much of a spectator sport, but after watching these implosions, we can see its appeal.

There's something oddly poetic about the process, and the ensuing destruction is, well, a little beautiful, if we do say so ourselves. (From a distance, of course.) What was once a tall, firm, proud structure slowly dissolves into a giant plume of dust, leaving an empty silhouette in its wake.

The Daily Distraction is your Internet break from reality. Whether you’re eating lunch at your desk or avoiding high school exes on Facebook, you might just laugh, say “aaahhh” or not believe what you just watched.