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28 Responses to The Appian Way [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of Crabes
    Crabes Male 30-39
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    May 31, 2012 at 12:48 pm
    Link: The Appian Way - 2,024 years ago, it was a very important Roman road--still in use today. A bit of a history lesson for the day.
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    burbclaver Male 50-59
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    May 31, 2012 at 12:54 pm
    And in better condition than a lot of my local city streets!
  3. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    32784 posts
    May 31, 2012 at 12:56 pm
    Built to last! Unlike these days...

    Too bad they didn`t build cars too! This is my Tiberius XXI! It has 35 million miles on it! Been in my family for 100 generations now.
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    FrankieF Male 18-29
    62 posts
    May 31, 2012 at 12:56 pm
    I will be there in 3 weeks!!!
  5. Profile photo of Buiadh
    Buiadh Male 30-39
    6739 posts
    May 31, 2012 at 12:58 pm
    It`s like Reddit frontpage...
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    elhowell Male 18-29
    168 posts
    May 31, 2012 at 1:00 pm
    It`s cool. But I don`t know if this is IAB worthy in this context.
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    DromEd Male 40-49
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    May 31, 2012 at 1:01 pm
    Shouldn`t there be pricy shops and statue of a naked guy?
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    bigfatdynamo Male 30-39
    259 posts
    May 31, 2012 at 1:02 pm
    You post this poo but you rejected the Redneck Amusement park because it was posted in 2006? I-A-B is boooooooooooring. It`s summer time. Time for fun. School time is time to learn. Don`t steal my time, I-A-B. It`s been happening a lot lately.

    All roads lead to Rome. All links lead to boredom.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
    6933 posts
    May 31, 2012 at 1:16 pm
    Stop moaning, it`s a nice pic and it`s now my new background for a while. Replacing the mad family with the box on a zipline.

    If you want better stuff, submit it. Unless it involves rednecks.
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    lawndartsftw Male 40-49
    1811 posts
    May 31, 2012 at 1:27 pm
    Build over 2000 yrs ago. Roman engineering....impressive.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 31, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    @ bigfatdynamo

    1: "All roads lead to Rome. All links lead to boredom. " Good one.

    2: Stop whining. My "Mad Turk" was original and still didn`t get approved.
  12. Profile photo of Crabes
    Crabes Male 30-39
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    May 31, 2012 at 1:40 pm
    I saw your Mad Turk post and it was freaking violent not sure if fancy will ever approve that much violence, he deleted my foot send with mail service post
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    Tobunshi Male 18-29
    678 posts
    May 31, 2012 at 1:42 pm
    @bigfatdynamo

    You`re free to leave and never come back. We won`t miss you.
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    trickroom Male 18-29
    286 posts
    May 31, 2012 at 1:44 pm
    is everything you post from the front page of reddit crabes?
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    Crabes Male 30-39
    1285 posts
    May 31, 2012 at 1:49 pm
    @trickroom
    there a good chance its on reddit but i`m looking at lot of stuff on imgur,like most of every IAB pics posts,not everything i post come from there and not everything i post get approved
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    DShephard Male 18-29
    1595 posts
    May 31, 2012 at 2:01 pm
    @trickroom
    It`s an old argument.
    Your side never wins.
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    thubanstar Female 50-59
    822 posts
    May 31, 2012 at 3:49 pm
    I find this fascinating. Doubt if anything built in the U.S. now would last that long... perhaps a dam or two.
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    Groogle Male 30-39
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    May 31, 2012 at 4:19 pm
    If only all the roads ever built would be as straight and pretty as this one.

    *sigh*
  19. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    May 31, 2012 at 4:41 pm
    Why 2,024 years ago? The Appian way is older than 2,024 years and it was very important before then. There are sections still in better shape than the part shown here, too.

    A related fact that you can`t tell from a photo like this - Roman roads were up to 12 feet deep. They built them on solid rock and they`d dig down as far as needed to get to it.

    Too bad they didn`t build cars too! This is my Tiberius XXI! It has 35 million miles on it! Been in my family for 100 generations now.

    100 generations of people and 250 generations of horses :)

    The steam engine was invented in Roman times (in Alexandria, which was Greek, but when it was under Roman rule). Oddly, nobody made the jump to finding a use for it. It was a novelty entertainment. If they had, Romans probably would have made powered cars.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    May 31, 2012 at 4:49 pm
    Gah, missed a bit. Roman roads were built on solid rock *where possible*. Obviously not always.
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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    May 31, 2012 at 6:36 pm
    That is pretty cool..
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    carmium Female 50-59
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    June 1, 2012 at 12:16 am
    Angilion:
    Hero`s "steam engine" was only a novelty because because it was good for little else. Blowing jets of steam into the air is an extremely inefficient way of converting fuel into forward motion. It could not have powered a usable car.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    June 1, 2012 at 12:55 am
    They crucified the survivors of the Third Servile war along this road, between Capua and Rome.

    Spartacus either died in battle, or was among them.
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
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    June 1, 2012 at 3:16 am
    Awesome!
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    mon360 Male 13-17
    735 posts
    June 1, 2012 at 3:21 am
    I learned so much from this post...
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    asianchamp Male 18-29
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    June 1, 2012 at 5:26 am
    the hot gates?
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    Sistarose Female 30-39
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    June 1, 2012 at 10:10 am
    Damn straight @aubururnjunky where`s the carefully measured rows of crucified slaves? Sadly this is the first thing I thought of when I saw the post.
  28. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    June 1, 2012 at 6:53 pm
    Hero`s "steam engine" was only a novelty because because it was good for little else. Blowing jets of steam into the air is an extremely inefficient way of converting fuel into forward motion. It could not have powered a usable car.

    A good point, but it did prove the concept of motion from steam and could have been a starting point. Perhaps a steam turbine might have been invented much less than 1700 years later.

    I didn`t mean to imply that Hero`s device could have powered a car itself.

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