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History Mystery: Ancient Dodecahedron's Purpose Remains Secret:(Can you tell what it is?)

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posted on Jul, 25 2011 @ 10:49 AM
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It looks like it'd make a well-functioning fire grenade.

One could easily stuff a bladder with oil inside. Any impact would render a relatively even distribution of its payload.

This is almost certainly not its function but what the heck. I'd use it for that kind of fun.




posted on Jul, 25 2011 @ 12:53 PM
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Please, no offense everybody, but people have been throwing out half-assed ideas about this device for far too long. Give the Romans the engineering respect they deserve. Watch the historical presentation (it takes some thought and attention span) and you will be convinced. All the top minds (super-string theoriests from Stanford), engineering bodies (Ann Arbor), and Silicon Valley have already acknowledged the solution.



posted on Jul, 25 2011 @ 05:33 PM
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The Roman version of tiddlywinks?



posted on Jul, 25 2011 @ 06:06 PM
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from everything i ever learned about the Romans, i'd bet a gambling device.

like all civilizations that lasted long enough to become corrupt, gambling was huge.

much like casinos going up everywhere in the USA today, even our banks have become casinos.



posted on Jul, 26 2011 @ 10:04 AM
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Originally posted by historybuff10
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Are you talking about the 2nd video. Standard engineering presention IMO. Requires attention span but yes, it takes some time to grasp the argument.


The annoying girl and the music is standard engineering presentation?? soooo glad Im not an engineer then if they have to suffer through that on a regular basis



posted on Jul, 27 2011 @ 11:38 AM
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Originally posted by historybuff10
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Please, no offense everybody, but people have been throwing out half-assed ideas about this device for far too long. Give the Romans the engineering respect they deserve. Watch the historical presentation (it takes some thought and attention span) and you will be convinced. All the top minds (super-string theoriests from Stanford), engineering bodies (Ann Arbor), and Silicon Valley have already acknowledged the solution.
Link to the presentation?





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