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« Reply #15 on: 19 February, 2015, 08:23:52 AM »

Last time I was there (Herculaneum / Ercolano), I saw that there were chariot ruts in the stone streets. I had read a thing a few years back claiming that the standard railway gauge of 4ft 8 inches was a throwback to horse-drawn cart gauges, which were a throwback to chariot gauges. Being a sceptical sort of chap, I measured the chariot ruts. 4ft 8 inches. Well, give or take...
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« Reply #16 on: 19 February, 2015, 10:39:43 AM »

I've also heard that the reason we drive on the left is because the Romans held the reins of their chariots in their right hands and the whips in the left. To stop the whips getting tangled, they passed on the right side.
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