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posted on Jun, 24 2008 @ 12:12 PM
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Railroad tracks. This is
fascinating. Be sure to read the final paragraph; your understanding of it
will depend on the earlier part of the
content.



The US standard railroad gauge
(distance between the rails) is 4 feet, 8.5 inches. That's an exceedingly
odd number.



Why was that gauge used?
Because that's the way they built them in
England , and English expatriates built the US
railroads.



Why did the English build them
like that? Because the first rail lines were built by the same people
who built the pre-railroad tramways, and that's the gauge they
used.



Why did 'they' use that gauge then?
Because the people who built the tramways used the same jigs and tools that
they used for building wagons, which used that wheel
spacing.



Why did the wagons have that
particular odd wheel spacing? Well, if they tried to use any other
spacing, the wagon wheels would break on some of the old, long distance
roads in England , because that's the spacing
of the wheel ruts.


< BR>So who built those old rutted
roads? Imperial Rome built the first long distance roads in
Europe (and
England ) for their legions. The roads have been
used ever since.



And the ruts in the
roads? Roman war chariots formed the initial ruts, which everyone else
had to match for fear of destroying their wagon wheels.&nbs p; Since the
chariots were made for Imperial Rome , they were all alike in the matter of
wheel spacing. Therefore the United States standard railroad gauge of
4 feet, 8.5 inches is derived from the original specifications for an
Imperial Roman war chariot. Bureaucracies live
forever.



So the next time you are
handed a
Specification/Procedure/Process
and wonder 'What horse's ass came up with it?' you may be exactly
right. Imperial Roman army chariots were made just wide enough to
accommodate the rear ends of two war horses. (Two horses'
asses.) Now, the twist to the
story:



When you see a Space Shuttle
sitting on its launch pad, there are two big booster rockets attached to the
sides of the main fuel tank. These are
solid rocket boosters, or SRB's. The SRB's
are made by Thiokol at their factory in
Utah . The engineers who designed the SRB's
would have preferred to make them a bit fatter, but the SRB's had to be
shipped by train from the factory to the launch site. The
railroad line from the factory happens to run through a tunnel in the
mountains, and the SRB's had to fit through that tunnel. The tunnel is
slightly wider than the railroad track, and the railroad track, as you now
know, is about as wide as two horses' behinds.




So, a major Space Shuttle design feature of what
is arguably the world's most advanced transport system was determined over
two thousand years ago by the width of a horse's ass. And you thought
being a h orse's ass wasn't important?






Ancient horse's
asses control almost everything... and CURRENT Horses Asses are controlling
everything else.


Just thought you should know........


This was sent to me in an email, so I am sorry, i have no reference link.




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