Ed-vise: Roman Empire

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Technically Talking Tuesday Ed-vise today. Cause it’s TUESDAY…Technically!

The Roman Empire actually has a significant say in the current NASA space program.

It also has a say in the global transportation services. That being the railroads of the world.

Despite having fell well over 1,000 years ago, it STILL has an ongoing impact in today’s world and will for the foreseeable future.

“How So” you ask.

The standard width of a railroad track is 4 feet, 8.5 inches. All across the nation you have the same standard measurement.


That measurement is the width of a Roman Chariot’s wheels.

During the Roman Empire, all roads were built and rebuilt to accommodate that measurement. Those same roads were traveled by thousands of chariots, millions of times. They actually made grooves which were perfect for laying rails and railroad ties.

As the world adapted to rail travel, that same measurement from Europe came over to Good Ol’ ‘Murica. We set the same track. Damn Europe bringing over it’s liberal ideas and such…grrrr!

As time went on, NASA came into being and started sending rockets up into the sky. To transport those rockets from the warehouse to the ships, they use a train set up. It’s the most stable and reliable.

Those tracks are set at 4 feet, 8.5 inches.

And, thus, Rome continues to impact the world. Probably the universe for all we know.

I’m just saying

That’s it for today. Be the person a stranger will do CPR on. Check in on each other and remember Pirates are called “Pirates” because they…ARRRRRRR! HAHAHAHAHHAHA…ARRRR…FUNNY!


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