Sunday, May 03, 2009

Space Shuttles and Horse's Asses

This is as good an explanation as you'll ever see.

...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 ass. And you thought being a horse's ass wasn't important? Ancient horse's asses control almost everything...

Read the rest here. It's a rollicking good time.

5 comments:

John Foust said...

No sense worrying about whether it might be true or not, though.

Dad29 said...

I said it was a "rollicking good time."

Just as true as anything Obama says, by the way...

John Foust said...

Yup. Right after you said "This is as good an explanation as you'll ever see."

Obama's truth? Looks like you've caught BDS.

thoughtfulconservative said...

Wait. Doesn't Scopes say it's basically true, just unremarkable? And isn't remarkability (I love making up words. I know it's made up because spell check flagged it and we know computers aren't wrong.) somewhat subjective?

Al said...

As someone who is a rail fan & knows a bit of the history of the standard gage, I knew it was true right away.

That aside, it does put it in a way that makes it fun as well as interesting. & proves the old saying, the more things change, the more they stay the same.