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It’s [Fact] Friday!

Posted by MyLaowai on Friday, January 23, 2009

Today’s fact is:

Fact! Reinforced concrete was invented in China.

During the Sweet and Sour Period, Emperor Won Ton discovered that by inserting bamboo sticks into a mud wall, it was possible to dramatically increase the strength and height of the wall. This led to the construction of some truly magnificent mud huts, some as much as eight and a half feet in height! The technology was later stolen by the Romans, Egyptians, Assyrians, and other foreign hostile forces. The British even claimed to have invented something they called ‘hydraulic concrete’, but everyone knows that hydraulics use oil, not concrete.

China – Leading The Way Since 2991BC

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One Response to “It’s [Fact] Friday!”

  1. Neddy said

    I wonder, how come this post does not have any “Possibly related posts…” attached to it? Let’s fix that! How about “Strange loop” piece in TheNational:
    http://thenational.ae/article/20090123/REVIEW/926069221/1008
    It’s a read about CCTV’s new building, and… Hey, we are talking about “some truly magnificent mud huts” here, aren’t we?

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