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Par David , mardi 18 septembre 2012.
Claim: The United States standard railroad gauge derives from the original specification for an Imperial Roman war chariot. Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2000]
Say friend, did you know that the US Standard railroad gauge (distance between the rails) is 4 feet, 8 1/2 inches. Because that's the way they built them in England, and the US railroads were built by English expatriates. Because the first railway lines were built by the same people who built the pre-railroad tramways, and that's the gauge they used.
Sometimes you come across some facts that are hard to believe and yet are true. For example, the fact that the design for an Imperial Roman war chariot influenced the building of the Space Shuttle. Sounds ridiculous.