posted on Apr, 29 2009 @ 08:42 PM
Cant really be bothered reading your thread - however the pipes are well known - Please read "Salt" the start of the book gives the reason for these
- it is AWESOME.
What many fail to realises that China has historically been the most advanced civilisation on earth for pretty much EVER until maybe around the 1900 -
their demise comes about as they are a NON-expansionist country - has been their policy for thousands of years - further they have always viewed areas
like Tibet, Taiwan as part of their own country - Japan never.
Anyway - part of their incredibly advanced culture was their use of salt - the foundation of every culture, the Chinese used to mine it from the
ground as a brine - what they discovered were demons that came with this mining that would spit fire and kill them - turnout to be Gas.
They piped this brine all over the country in bitumen lined bamboo - this was always accompanied by a second pipe with the gas in it - the gas could
be used to turn the brine into salt and also for cooking and other heating purposes - so the basically the chinese had piped water and gas into the
homes centuries while us the west were still living in caves - they are the most amazing culture on earth by miles.
Anyway this pipeworks came to be known as the great spider web of China and there are still the odd photograph of it around.