Why The Horses Asses are In Control

Why The Horses Asses are In Control

The US standard railroad gauge (distance between the rails) is 4 feet, 8.5 inches. This is because the railroads were built by English expatriates and that’s the gauge they used in England. This was because their pre-railroad tramways used that gauge. It was employed at that time because the tramways were built with the tools previously used to build old dirt roads, which were designed to accommodate the spacing in wagon wheels. This standard was necessary because wagons had to fit in the ruts that would develop in the roads.

The Romans built the ancient roads and their war chariots formed the initial ruts. The chariot wheels all used the same spacing. This was because they were designed to be wide enough accommodate the rear ends of two war horses’ asses. This is why the standard persists to this day.

Today’s Space Shuttles employ two solid rocket boosters (SRBs) attached to the main fuel tank for the launching process. The engineers who designed the SRBs would have preferred larger boosters, but they are shipped by train from the factory to the launch site and they have to fit through train tunnels. The tunnels are only slightly wider than two horses’ asses.

So, the design of a critical component in the world’s most advanced transportation system was determined over two thousand years ago by the width of a horse’s ass.

And this is why the Horses Asses are still controlling today’s bureaucracies

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