Four Foot Eight and Half Inches. WHY

#1
:( Read this and you will know.

Railroad tracks.


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.

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.

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 @ss 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' @sses.) 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 SRBs.

The SRBs are made by Thiokol at their factory in Utah.

The engineers who designed the SRBs would have preferred to make them a bit fatter,

But the SRBs 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 SRBs 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 transportation system was determined over two thousand years

Ago by the width of a horse's @ss.

And you thought being a horse's @ss wasn't important?

Ancient horse's @sses control almost everything....and

CURRENT horse’s @sses are controlling everything else

Nutty
 
#2
Nutty said:
:( Read this and you will know.

Railroad tracks.


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.

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.

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 @ss 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' @sses.) 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 SRBs.

The SRBs are made by Thiokol at their factory in Utah.

The engineers who designed the SRBs would have preferred to make them a bit fatter,

But the SRBs 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 SRBs 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 transportation system was determined over two thousand years

Ago by the width of a horse's @ss.

And you thought being a horse's @ss wasn't important?

Ancient horse's @sses control almost everything....and

CURRENT horse’s @sses are controlling everything else

Nutty
I thought this was referring to carrolannebelles height mate!!! 8O :D
 
#17
ex_rubberdagger said:
Crabman said:
Carrolannabelle said:
Crabman said:
Carrolannabelle said:
4ft10 inches tall (height)
Still a low down bum! :D :D
Its a mighty fine bum though i play way too much hockey lol
Come make everyone's day and post the piccies. :)
I did hear that come makes her day aswell mate!! Especially in the tea towel holder apparently :D 8O
Right up the balloon knot eh?
 
#18
Crabman said:
Come make everyone's day and post the piccies. :)
Said in a true Crab noncy type style.

I could imagine you dribbling and stroking your nuts surrounded by Phots of Lara croft with your red dwarf badge pinned as you typed that last post.

You need to ''Cool up'' Mate, have you seen Grease and Dirty dancing?

Crabs... geeks..
 
#19
I thought Nutty was discussing the length (4ft) and girth (8.5 inches) of his pride and joy!






Looks like Spanish bangers are off this season....... :biggrin:
 
#20
lukep said:
Crabman said:
Come make everyone's day and post the piccies. :)
Said in a true Crab noncy type style.

I could imagine you dribbling and stroking your nuts surrounded by Phots of Lara croft with your red dwarf badge pinned as you typed that last post.

You need to ''Cool up'' Mate, have you seen Grease and Dirty dancing?

Crabs... geeks..
Luke who is Lara Croft? The only red dwarfs I know of are several light years from here. As for Grease and Dirty dancing-- gizza clue.
 
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