When Tool released ‘10,000 Days’ on May 2, 2006, it unofficially kicked off a 13-plus year wait for their fifth studio album. Within that same length of time or less (much, much less in some cases), so many incredible things in human history were achieved.

The construction of the Hoover Dam took less than half the amount of time, and that involved diverting a river and tunneling through rock canyons back in the 1930s. Alexander the Great took less time to build one of the world’s most impressive empires.

There aren’t enough tinfoil hats in the world to reasonably justify the torturous wait for a band to write, record and release their fifth album in more than a quarter century. Just because you should suffer for your art, doesn’t mean your fans should suffer too. Sorry Tool — people tend to take their frustrations out on the ones they love the most. We know it’s not fair, but we’re only human.

Now let’s embark on a journey through 13 Amazing Things That Took Less Time Than Tool’s 13-Year New Album in the gallery below. Check out Tool's tour dates here.

Every Tool Song Ranked