On A Claire Day by Carla Ventresca and Henry Beckett

On A Claire Day

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  1. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, about 2 years ago

    A lot more complicated than the Pyramids. Those were mostly just a solid mass, the Coliseum had all those passageways, levels, arches and such.

  2. Michael Farren

    Michael Farren said, about 2 years ago

    The Pyramids also have passageways, levels and such. Kind of short on the arches, I admit.

  3. Prof d'anglais

    Prof d'anglais said, about 2 years ago

    And with all the lifting and shifting power and technology we have available to us today, all we can construct are pre-formed concrete, steel and glass carbuncles.

  4. MrJimCos

    MrJimCos said, about 2 years ago

    So the slaves figured out the inclined planes, pulleys and levers? Sure they did. Leave it to the guys actually doing the work to find an easier way.

  5. arsmall

    arsmall said, about 2 years ago

    @Prof d'anglais

    Or like my husband does for a living, pump the concrete in through a 48 meter z boom truck…or for the hi-rise he’s on now, mount the boom on a pedestal in the future elevator shaft and jack it every time they poor a new floor. Try about 40 stores high on a frame made to sway with the wind.

    Yes, I stay on my knees.

  6. basicallystupid15

    basicallystupid15 said, about 2 years ago

    I figured they just used a skyhook to life them and a wanglerbar to move them in place.

  7. wagnertinatlanta

    wagnertinatlanta said, about 2 years ago

    basically — I just googled wanglerbar and the only thing that came up is a watering hole in Katy, Texas. I congratulate you on inventing a totally new tool and a totally new name for it. Tangentially, the Wrangler Bar is “the only Wild West saloon in Bahrain.” Really.

  8. Toronto2

    Toronto2 said, about 2 years ago

    They used Leonardo’s helicopter.

  9. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, about 2 years ago

    Mr.JimCos: The slaves that did the designing were mostly educated Greeks. They were the most sought-after teachers too. The rest, they stole from the Etruscans.

  10. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, about 2 years ago

    It’s been recently discovered that the gladiators were vegetarian, eating mostly barley. And a lot of it because they had to have a layer of fat on them to protect against cuts. They also ate a burnt wood substance for the calcium.

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