Xah Lee's Unixism

Peter Hansen peter at engcorp.com
Thu Sep 2 14:52:51 CEST 2004


Brian {Hamilton Kelly} wrote:
> wyrmwif at tango-sierra-oscar-foxtrot-tango.fake.org "SM Ryan" wrote:
>>There's a story about why railroad tracks are spaced the way they are.
> 
> Is this the one about two Roman horses' arses?  If so, it also accounts
> for the physical dimensions of the Space Shuttle's boosters.

A quick search using Google will show that while there is a
certain amount of truth in the original story, most of the
details are wrong, and the final bit about the booster rockets
is unsubstantiated.  But it's still a cute story.

-Peter



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