We’re creeping up on episode 50, aren’t we? The time flew by, that’s for sure. Enough of that! Listen in as we discuss an end of the world zombie film with scheming humans trying to out-scheme each other! And then join forces. And then become friends. Or do they?
The Romans had built Rome along the Tiber river, on the seven hills. Romans were very successful conquerors. Their population was growing very fast and the streets were getting cramped. It got so bad trying to walk in the streets that Julius Caesar made it a law that all wheeled transports and deliveries could only use the streets at night. Only foot traffic was allowed during the day.
All these people needed water. The Romans liked their public baths, their fountains, their gardens, and latrines. Some people even tapped into the aqueduct to bring the freshwater into their homes. The more wealthy people had to buy a license to do this, but the not so wealthy just did it themselves. As a consequence, not all the water made it to where it was supposed to go and a group of government employees would break up the illegal taps into the water supply.
Here is what the Romans built. Some of these ran for 57 miles and are still in use today.
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.
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!
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.
Good weekend everyone! My fourth book is now available for pre-order through my publisher’s site here: Off the Grid.Pro Tip: If you type in PREORDER2019, you’ll get an extra 15% off.
Sometimes people think the horror genre is one-dimensional. I, of course, disagree. In my books, you’ll find horror for sure, but you’ll get much more than that. You’ll find action, mystery, courage and a plethora of emotions that is the human experience. I offer an escape. I offer you a journey into the darkest and brightest parts of human nature. You’ll be scared. You’ll be horrified. You’ll check behind the doors and under the bed. You’ll read without blinking.
I invite you to join in the adventure from the safety of your home or vacation spot, with your feet up and the beverage of your choice by your side. Escape with me.
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