The relation between a horse ass and a space shuttle

It’s raining in Johannesburg! I love it – just seeing God’s cleansing power. He washes all the yuck and dirt away. He is truly the Living Water. I watched an interesting movie today, The man who sued God. In conjunction with that I’m reading Chesterton’s Orthodoxy – it’s a slow read with a lot of witt and substance. I found a few cool websites, one of them is Organic church. I like the conversation presented by the blog. I really liked this article on the Horses ass here’s an excerpt:

“The US standard railroad gauge (distance between the rails) is 4
feet, 8 inches. That’s an exceedingly odd number.

Why was that gauge used?

Because that’s the way they built them in England, and English
expatriates built the US Railroads.

Why did the English build them like that?

Because the first rail lines were built by the same people who built
the pre-railroad tramways, and that’s the gauge they used.

Why did “they” use that gauge then?

Because the people who built the tramways used the same jigs and
tools that they used for building wagons, which used that wheel

Okay! Why did the wagons have that particular odd wheel spacing?more