In the library, and, of course, some wicked-sick Ancient Rome fun facts!

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I’m actually in the public library in my hometown. Well, not me, like in person, but two of my books are, and me being a library stalker, I am one happy dude.

Ancient Rome!

They invented concrete. Yeah. I know. In the 3rd century BC, they mixed water with rock, volcanic dust, and gypsum or lime. That’s like 2500 years ago? Give or take a couple of hundred years?

Concrete was the primary reason Rome’s buildings still stand today and are visited by millions of people. The arch, columns, domes, and aesthetics had been borrowed from multiple different cultures Rome had conquered and absorbed into their Empire, but with the invention of concrete, they could make these builds bigger and stronger.

Check out these buildings!

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The Colosseum
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Outside of the Pantheon
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Inside the Pantheon looking up.

From the floor to the top of the dome is 141 feet. No supporting columns. Just open space. This building technology was lost for centuries during the Dark Ages. Incredible right? No power drills and no giant Caterpillar machines. And it’s still standing and wonderful.

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Discussing The Lost Boys, my books are at the local library (Guelph), a 50km race medal pic, and the next story I’ll be deconstructing will be 2 B R O 2 B by Kurt Vonnegut!

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Corey Haim, Corey Feldman, Jason Patric, Kieffer Sutherland, Jami Gertz, Dianne Wiest, the guy from Bill & Ted’s (not Keanu) that no one seems to remember (Alex Winter) and mean, murderous creatures of the night! What’s not to love about this movie? Listen in as we discuss it here: Movies of the Damned!!

Library coolness:

So, my local library ordered my books and they are now part of the Guelph Public Library’s collection. I’m pretty hyped. Like really hyped. Thanks, GPL!

Quick 50km race pics:

On June 15th, 2019, I ran the Niagara Ultra Marathon, a 50km race from Niagara on the Lake to Niagara Falls and back. It was far. I was tired.

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I do like the medal…50km run worthy? Meh…

THE NEXT:

Great Story and What I Learned from it will be…

2 B R O 2 B

by Kurt Vonnegut.

Before I deconstruct this beauty, you might want to read it. It is available for free on Project Gutenberg here: 2 B R O 2 B.

I will be posting the article on Wednesday.

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